Elijah WhitfieldFebruary 14, 1945 ~ May 14, 2021 (age 76)
Elijah James Whitfield was born February 14, 1945, in Monroe, Louisiana, to Moses and Mamie Whitfield. He accepted Christ at an early age. He was a member of Green Grove and Beth Eden Baptist Church. He was a retired truck driver.
Elijah was a very talkative person; he told you how he felt about everything. He loved his movies, drinks, snacks, and music.
He was preceded in death by his father, Moses Whitfield; stepfather, Colony Newton, Sr., brothers, Augusta Whitfield and Colony Newton, Jr. and stepson, Johnathan Smith.
Elijah leaves to cherish his memories to: his loving wife, Denise Whitfield; his mother, Mamie Dell Newton; his seven children, Elijah (Tracie) Clark, Darren Clark, Fredrick (Veronica) Whitfield, Michael Whitfield, Rodney (Alisha) Whitfield, Alex Hearns, and James Whitfield; four stepchildren, Kenvor (Wenderrious) Jones, Benjamin Smith, Guy Smith, and Ronald Welch; ten sisters, Betty Adams; Luella Newton both of Houston, Texas, Cessie Newton, Ella (Ross) Loud, Ruby Whitfield, all of Monroe, Louisiana and Demeterious Whitfield, of Purcellville, Virginia, Donna (Michael) Wilson, Janice (Levander) Walker both of Little Elm, Texas, Shirley Bailey of Chicago, Illinois, and Mary Terry of Rochester, New York; seven brothers, James (Jessie) Tolliver, Reverend Tommy (Shelia) Newton, Willie (Rebecca) Newton, Raymond Newton, Ricky Newton, Dorsey (Beverly) Robinson, and Moses (Carolyn) Miles; three aunts, Mary (Eugene) Simmons of Benton, Mississippi, Hattie Loyd of Kansas, and Maple White of Monroe, Louisiana; three uncles, Willie Colvin, of Monroe, Louisiana, and Joseph (Sharon) Whitfield, and Micheal Whitfield, both of Rayville, Louisiana; stepmother, Dorothy Whitfield Etier of Monroe, Louisiana; mother-in-law, Shirley Smith; two sisters-in-law, Rozina (Daniel) Jolla and Joyce Newman; six brothers-in-law, Cardell Miles, Ricky (Ann) Smith, Frederick Smith, Guy Smith, Robert Newman, and Joshua Newman; and a host of nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.