CONETOE - Matt Mayo Whitfield, 84, died Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at her home surrounded by her family. Funeral service will be held today at 3 p.m. at Carlisle Funeral Home with the Rev. Johnny Hendricks and the Rev. Lloyd Edge officiating. Burial will follow in the Bethel Cemetery, Bethel.
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Mrs. Whitfield was preceded in death by a son, John Wesley Whitfield Jr.; brothers, James A. Mayo Sr. and William Ed Mayo.
Matt had a great love for animals.
She is survived by a loving family including her husband of 62 years, John Wesley Whitfield; daughter, Elizabeth "Liz" Whitfield and friend, Antonio Garcia, of Conetoe; grandsons, Matthew Wesley McLawhorn and wife, Wendy, of Conetoe, Jason Whitfield McLawhorn and partner, Jeremy A. Carter, of Charlotte; great-grandchildren, Marshall Jameson McLawhorn, Madeline Gray McLawhorn; special sister-in-law, Martha Mayo of Conetoe; several nieces and nephews; former sons-in-law, Gary G. McLawhorn of Greenville and James A. Woods III of Greenville; special friend, Callie; and three devoted care givers, Connie Rogers, Kathy Wilson and Debbie Morris.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Conetoe United Methodist Church or to Community Hospice.
The family will receive friends at Carlisle Funeral Home today from 2 to 3 p.m., and other times at home of Liz Whitfield, 756 Thigpen Rd., Conetoe.
Online condolences may be directed to the family by visiting www.carlislefuneralhome.com.
Published in The Daily Reflector on Apr. 19, 2012