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Winifred June Whitfield

September 22, 2020

Obituary

Winifred June Whitfield fell asleep in death on September 22, 2020.  June was born in Belcoda, NY (now known as Wheatland) to William Henry Lucas and Mary Belle Scott Lucas.  Affectionately known as “Winnie”, June was the 1st born daughter, and 4th child, in a family of 10 children.  June was predeceased by her parents, 2 sons: Roger Carpenter, and Randy Carpenter; 4 brothers: Robert Lucas, Gene Lucas, Daniel Lucas, and Frank Lucas; and one sister:  Alta Cole.

June is survived by her husband, Walter Whitfield; son: Ronald Carpenter, and daughter: Carla Thompson. Eight grandchildren:  Drake Carpenter (Lisa), Garrett Carpenter, Isaac Carpenter, Amber Mondragon-Florez (Richard), Aaron Carpenter, Frederick Wright, Dishan Wright, and Rochelle Wright.  Tengreat grandchildren:  Paris Carpenter, Siera Carpenter, Maya Carpenter, Elijah Carpenter, Ezra Mondragon-Florez, Samaya Mondragon-Florez, Isabella Mondragon-Florez, Thea Carpenter, Aarionna Carpenter, and Darriona Carpenter. One great great granddaughter:  Billie Carpenter. Three sisters: Hazel Truitt, Mary Ellis, and Lucy Gay; one brother: Donald Lucas (Delores), and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

June Whitfield was warm and peaceful, kind, humble, and generous from the heart.  June saw beauty in everyone, and if she found someone who lacked love, she filled them up from her abundance, until they too overflowed from the heart.  Every woman was her daughter, every man was her son, and every child was her child, equally loved.  No stranger was a stranger for long to June; she fed everyone, clothed everyone, supported everyone, and loved everyone.  You couldn’t ask for a better friend, she would cross the world for you to make sure you were safe, and had what you needed, even if she didn’t have those necessary things for herself.  The only qualification for her to show compassion was to know of anyone who had a need for compassion.  June kept every card she ever received, and tokens of every gift given to her, because she was always thankful for each act of personal kindness from others.

June was a member of the Henrietta Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses.  June’s copy of the Bible is full of markings around all her favorite scriptures, but one she especially loved to share with others is found at Rev 21:3, 4 which says---“Look! The tent of God is with mankind, and He will reside with them, and they will be His people.  And God himself will be with them.  AndHe will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore.  The former things have passed away.”  Yes, June looked forward to living on earth in peace, under the rule of God’s heavenly Kingdom.  June knew that under that Kingdom, she wouldn’t suffer anymore from grievous illnesses, but would regain her health, and be reunited with her precious sons, her parents, her brothers, and her sister.  If you’d like to share June’smagnificent hope for life and peace in the very near future, please feel free to approach any of Jehovah’s Witnesses, and they would be glad to help you learn how to have a share in that hope that June so treasured.  June Whitfield was dearly loved by all those who knew her, and she will be deeply, deeply missed in a tremendous way, until the time she is reunited with her family again.

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