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Alvin Linwood Whitfield


1944 - 2012 | Obituary Condolences
Alvin Linwood Whitfield
Brooklyn, N.Y. - Alvin Linwood Whitfield departed this life on March 12, 2012. Alvin was born on July 27, 1944 in Portsmouth, Va. to the late Martha Lee Carr Whitfield & the late Argle B. Whitfield Sr. He attended school in Portsmouth, Va. before enlisting in the military at an early age. After his military career, Alvin resided in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he worked for the U.S. government. Alvin married Diane Mims and to this union a son, Marcus was born. After Diane's untimely death, Alvin married Cynthia Whitney and to this union was born a daughter, Tiffany. The latter part of Alvin's life was spent working as a tour bus driver, which turned out to be his passion, affording him the opportunity to meet great people as he traveled from coast to coast. He leaves to morn his memory:sister, Myrna Whitfield; brother, Argle B. Whitfield; step-brother, Darrick Whitfield; son, Marcus Whitfield; daughter, Tiffany Whitfield-Compton; step-son, Craig Reid; granddaughter, Brooklyn Compton; sister-in-law, Florence Whitfield; aunts, Laura Watford, Lillian Copeland and Odessa Carr; uncle, Rev. Joseph Copeland; nieces, Dionne Ledford and Dana Allah; and a hosts of nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Memorial service was held at Brooklyn Funeral Home & Cremation Service on March 19, 2012.

Published in The Virginian Pilot on Mar. 25, 2012
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