Wakefield Lorraine Anderson Wakefield, age 90, passed away Saturday, January 4, 2014 at her residence. Born in Grafton, WV, she was a graduate of Garnett High School (Charleston, WV) and West Virginia State College (Institute, WV). Retired from Columbus Public Schools after 35 years as a secondary school teacher. Longtime member of St. Paul A.M.E. Church and the Victory Matrons. Predeceased by husband Stanley Wakefield-Baharuddin, parents William Anderson and Mattie Anderson-Johnson, brother Bill Anderson, and niece Karen Pinkston. Survived by daughters, Sandra L. Wakefield, Mattie-Margo Wakefield, and Jean L. Wakefield; son, Stanley P. (Traci) Wakefield; grandson, Beau Issa McNaboe; granddaughters, Zuri and Aziza Wakefield; son-in-law, Joseph McNaboe; nieces, Patti Anderson and Elsie Anderson-Nesbitt; great niece, Leslie Gill; great-great niece, Marley Gill; and a host of cousins, other relatives and friends. Memorial Celebration 11 a.m. Friday, January 10, 2014 at St. Paul A.M.E. Church, 639 E. Long St., where her family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the start of service. Pastor Taylor T. Thompson, officiating. Arrangements entrusted to DIEHL-WHITTAKER FUNERAL SERVICE, 720 E. Long St. To read Lorraine's extended obituary and sign her online memory book, please visit www.diehl-whittaker.com/obits
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Columbus, OH 43203
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Jan. 9, 2014