The Rev. David Whitfield, a native son of Baton Rouge, transitioned into eternal life at OLOL Hospital on Saturday, October 19, 2013. He was born November 29, 1950 to David M. Whitfield II (deceased) and Rosa Lee Snowden Whitfield. He was a 1968 graduate of Capitol Sr. High School where his band director encouraged him to enroll at Southern University and major in instrumental music. That goal was intercepted by his enlistment into the United States Marine Corps. He proudly served his country for 4 years during the war in Viet Nam. After his enlistment, he returned home to his loving family. He was baptized at an early age at the Second Baptist Church by Rev. E.D. Billoups. He later united with the First Alpine Baptist Church under the Pastorate of his uncle, Rev. Lee Snowden. At Alpine Chapel he serves as an Associate Minister. He is survived by his four sons, Faveron, Joshua, David, and Justin Whitfield, his mother Rosa Lee Snowden-Whitfield, 2 sisters Rev. Rosemary Ngemi, Mrs. Geraldine Ivey(James),1 brother Rev. Ronald Whitfield (Geraldine), 5 nephews: Anthony Bernard Ivey (Zandrea), Dr. Jarrett Landor-Ngemi, Andre Ivey (Tomeka), Fabian Whitfield, Ronald Whitfield Jr. 2 nieces, Hope M. Landor, Kenyetta Whitfield. He was preceded in death by his father David M. Whitfield II. The family will be forever be grateful to the OLOL Critical Care Unit. Visitation will be Friday, October 25, 2013 from 9 am until the funeral services beginning at 11 am at the First Alpine Chapel Baptist Church, 1855 Chestnut Street. Interment at Louisiana National Cemetery in Port Hudson. Arrangements entrusted to Miller & Daughter Mortuary, (225) 654-3802.
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from Oct. 22 to Oct. 24, 2013