Mildred G. Whitfield

Published 8:52 am Wednesday, March 30, 2011

KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C.—Mildred Gayle Whitfield, 78, of Kill Devil Hills, N.C., passed away March 28, 2011.

She was born in Virginia, the daughter of the late Lena Moore Gayle and Russell Sage Gayle Sr.

She was predeceased by her husband of 52 years, Joseph Dillard Whitfield Sr., and her daughter, Kathy Holland.

Mildred enjoyed her real estate career, having retired from Hallmark Realty.

She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, especially at the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

Mildred is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law Debbie and Jim Pociluyko, Linda and W. Emory Duke and Milly Adair; son and daughter-in-law, Joseph D. Whitfield Jr. and Janet Whitfield; 12 grandchildren, Russell Pociluyko, Scotty Holland, Sheri Pociluyko, Ashley Glasco, Michael Whitfield, Britton Whitfield, Kristen Duke, Whitney Holland, Meagan Whitfield, Stephanie Crocker, Danielle Duke and Elizabeth Duke; six great-grandchildren; sisters Dorothy McDonald and Catherine Lanier; and brother Russell Sage Gayle Jr.

A funeral service will be held Thursday, March 31, 2011, at noon at Parr Funeral Home & Crematory, 3515 Robs Drive, Suffolk, Va., 23434, with Rev. William Scott Holland officiating. A time of visitation will follow the service at the funeral home.

Burial will follow at Poplar Spring Cemetery in Franklin, Va.

Memorial donations may be made to Mighty Winds Methodist Church at P.O. Box 1793, Nags Head, N.C. 27959.

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