Louise Whitfield

Sunrise: August 6, 1930

Sunset: January 3, 2024

Louise Whitfield, 93, of Suffolk, Virginia entered eternal rest on January 3, 2024 at Norfolk General Hospital. She was born August 6, 1930 to the late King Patillo and Annie Walker in Nansemond County, Virginia. At an early age she confessed her faith in Christ and joined New Hope Baptist Church where she was a faithful member for over 55 years.

Louise (Lou), also known to many Momma Louise, and Ms. Whitfield was a caring mother, sister, grandmother, aunt, cousin and friend to many. She lived out her life encouraging others to live a life of integrity.

Louise was educated in the Nansemond County School system and spent her career serving others. She provided care to families to ensure that their loved ones where safe and supported as they fulfilled their careers. She nurtured numerous Grandchildren and Great grandchildren throughout her lifetime to ensure that they were loved and grounded in God.

Louise had a passion for cleaning, being a vendor at yard sales and bargain shopping. Ross and Walmart was a few of her favorite stores. Louise never had a hard time telling you the truth, whether the person wanted to hear it or not and was a straight shooter in her conversation with loved ones. She spent many hours talking on the phone with family and friends and was a Woman of integrity who always kept her word.

Louise succeeded her parents in death along with her sisters, Jessie Mae Walker, Margaret Stanback, Mary Richardson, Missouri Anderson, Hattie Patillo and Janie Ward; two brothers, Herbert Walker and George Patillo; two sons, Godfrey Whitfield and Derona Walker; a daughter, Gloria Gaines and three grandsons Derona Rodgers, Terrence Walker and Donte Bynum.

Her beautiful legacy will continued to be cherished by her sister, Martha Patillo of Spring Valley, New York and two loving daughters, Ella Walker from Portsmouth., Virginia and Claire Chamblee (William) from Hampton, Virginia; two dedicated sons, Kendall and Wendell Whitfield of Suffolk, Virginia; two bonus children, Lin Saunders (Pam) of Franklin, Virginia and Valerie Bond of Portsmouth, Virginia. A dedicated caretaker, Brenda Kane and a faithful cousin, Floyd. Louise had seventeen grandchildren, thirty-two great grandchildren and eleven great- great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, cousins and friends that loved her dearly.

A special thank you to Shorine White (Kevin), Valerie Pryor (Oliver) and Tamine Banks for the dedication and support they provided as she fought through her health care challenges. Louise lived out her last days saying, “I am a Strong Black Woman” shining her light and serving others as the epitome of strength.

Viewing Friday, January 12, 2024 2:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 5605 Portsmouth Boulevard Portsmouth, VA 23701 Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ON METROPOLITAN FACEBOOK PAGE Saturday, January 13, 2024 2:00pm New Hope Baptist Church 4260 Pughsville Road Suffolk, VA 23435 Interment Carver Memorial Cemetery 2320 East Washington Street Suffolk, Virginia

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    Michelle Williams says

    Praying for the Whitfield Family
    Earth has no Sorrow Heaven cannot heal

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    Donshey Brown says

    I want to send my condolences to the family, Ms Lousie raise me growing up you might as well say are backyards connected together my grandmother and Ms Lousie I was always at her house from time to time when my mom allowed me to,she was like my grandmother to she catch me doing something I wasn’t pose to be doing she gone get on me as my mom told her to do lol you lived a BEAUTIFUL life Ms Lousie you will truly be MISSED continue to watch over your love ones we love you……….. Donshey and family❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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    We are sending our sincere Condolences to the Whitfield family from the Killebrew family from Pughsville, we are sadden of the passing of <Mrs. Louise but just to know that she went from Labor to reward we feel your pain. We grow up in Pughsville and we went to the same church that she attended, we went to school with Kendall and Wendall and we know her other Childrens too. Look to Jesus for the answer. RIP Ms. Louise. This come the Killebrew family we love yall.
    Patricia, Sandra, Debra, Gloria, Phillip, Mary Helen-(Killebrew)

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    Kisha Breedlove says

    Sending my love and prayers to the 🧡

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    Arndrell Artis says

    Sending Prayers of comfort for the Family!

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    Rayford and Jane Walker says

    Praying for our families’ strength and peace, during this time of our loss. As we hold on to God’s unchanging hand.

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    Tamesha Trotter says

    My condolences to the family. I pray that Gods peace and strength will carry y’all through this time of grief. Ms. Lou was a sweet lady. I know that she will be truly missed. ❤️❤️❤️

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    Janice Harrison says

    My condolences to the family 🙏🏽

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