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COFIELD, Henry "Hank" Heard, Junior In Loving Me Tender Memoirs Of Henry "Hank" Heard Cofield, Junior. Dearest God, A Study of the Articles of Faith is restored to earth in this dispensation long before Henry Heard Cofield, Junior; 78 years of age is born. Henry is a God-fearing man even when his poor health advanced and increasingly became more challenging. Henry overpowered spinal tuberculosis as a child where he spent three (3) years laying on his back board and having to learn how to walk all over again. He like to watch the silent movies that did not have any captions to read. Henry's personality is always of a particular quality all his life as he matures and becomes a school safety patrol officer, he also played baseball, football and ran track in high school. His mother taught him how to count, insert and fold the newspaper for delivery to the "Colored" people in Franklin, OH. Hank played a Tuba and Trumpet both brass musical instruments in the school band and sings in the community "Bopster" Band happening in the surrounding area respectively. He retired as a Crane Operator from Armco/AK-Steel, Incorporated after forty-one (41) years. Hank is a very loving and passionate husband. He is a very special friend to his eldest sister Ossie, and his youngest sister Julia; Hank relied on his second (2nd) eldest son William and me (Cheryl) his second (2nd) wife as a respite to him. Hank is also a devoted son, brother, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle and great-uncle; he expired on about Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 7:00 in the morning at the Atrium Medical Center Emergency Room; so let it be written. Hank's youngest sister Julia "Jymme" G. Johnson Page of West Des Moines, IA; with an admiring personality, a special Auntie Rosa Lee Roberson Robinson a homemaker, his beloved first cousin Alice "...AL..." (example given; as he loves to call Alice) L. Robinson Mitchell, his mother ...Lothella, Mandy, Margie, Margret, Ossie "Osie" Roberson Cofield Johnson a housewife and distinctive teacher, his caring and kind paternal Auntie Juanita Holland Murphy; his stepfather Warren "Pops" Gamaliel Johnson a U.S. Marine, his six-week fetus conceived with me (Cheryl Y. Cofield), his biological father Henry H. Cofield, Sr., a railroad laborer, his devoted and compassionate maternal grandmother Gainya Edgerton Roberson Williams and a very industrious grandfather Alfred "Dutch" Harrison Roberson, Jr; all preceded him in death. These Articles of Faith is a book being a Consideration of the Principal Doctrines of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints explains about how Hank's wife Cheryl's; continued work of the living for his deceased Family Members and Cheryl's deceased Family Members from "...All Time..." which is Hank's favorite phrase from his alumni Franklin "Wildcats" High School days Class of 1955 Franklin, OH; he also attended Central, West and Laura Farrell Elementary Schools Franklin, OH. The Articles of Faith states to the church congregation that "...the redemption of the dead will be effected in accordance with the law of God, which is written in justice and framed in mercy. It is alike impossible for any spirit, in the flesh or disembodied, to obtain promise of eternal glory except on condition of obedience to the laws and ordinances of the Gospel..." Chapter VII, Article 4 titled "...Baptism for the Dead...Work of the Living for the Dead..." page 149. The Articles of Faith are written about the work of the living for the dead starting as far back as five (5) generations in our family-tree and beyond by the Trustee in Trust named James E. Talmage, Joseph F. Smith, Heber J. Grant and David O. McKay for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Hank is born on about November 28, 1935 at his parents' residence located at 15 Cedar Street Franklin, OH. He is survived by his eldest sister Ossie R. Johnson of Groveport, OH, his younger brother Robert N. Cofield of Lebanon, OH; Al Roberson, the IV of Logan, OH; his beloved maternal first cousins Sister Rose Ann Robinson Wilson Mitchell, Henry "Brother" Lee (Mary) Robinson, John "Redman" Alfred Robinson, Ina Mae Robinson (Eddie) Mathis, Patty Robinson McCollum and Alvin Harrison Robinson; only to name a few. Henry's paternal kind, nurturing and caring Auntie Floretta Cofield Woods of Dayton, OH; two (2) brilliant nieces; Lisa Marie (Kenneth) Johnson Robinson also of Groveport, OH; Annissa Page (Ronnie) Roland of Savannah, GA and one (1) excellent nephew Warren G. (Savannah) Page of Perry, IA; for 'All Time' and eternity including me Cheryl Yvonne (Wilson) Cofield of Middletown, OH and his first wife Seneith Elizabeth Reynolds Cofield Beale Smith of Clearwater, FL; and their four (4) grown children; their eldest son Henry H. Cofield, the III of Columbus, OH, their 2nd eldest son retired Major of the U. S. Army and a graduate of West Point Academy William A.R. (Cristine Daly) Cofield of Denver, N.C; their beloved daughter Cordelia E. Cofield Polley of Bowie, MD and their youngest son Terence L. Cofield, Sr. of Middletown, OH; ten (10) grandchildren: Tamara Lynn, Brittany Maria, Alexander Scott, Lauren Nicole, William Henry, Mariah Elizabeth, Tesia Lynn, and also Courtney, Kelsey Brianna, Terence Lee, Jr., and Korina Jewel; five (5) great grandchildren; Allen, the III, Alexis, Tae Shawn Lamar, Wesley Lewis, Jeremiah and a host of relatives, cousins, great-nieces, great-nephews, buddies and a few close friends. Hank will be greatly missed and may his soul always be in the Lord. His family would also like to acknowledge the DaVita Center, Incorporated because they are sending a Memorial Donation in Honor of Henry H. Cofield, Jr; to one of the National Kidney Charitable Organizations a division of the DaVita Centers, Incorporated of their choice statewide via U.S. postcard. Henry's Visitation: Sunday, March 9th 2014 by 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.; at Hall, Jordan & Pretty Memorial Chapel, Alfred Milton the II Funeral Director located at 918 South Main Street Middletown, OH 45044. Also an additional Visitation located in the Relief Society Room scheduled on Monday, March 10, 2014 from noon - until his Funeral Service at 1:00 pm located at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) 4930 Central Avenue Middletown, OH 45044. Therefore, these Articles of Faith is a study; it expresses that men are called to the Aaronic Priesthood as is Aaron. Aaron is a literal descendant of the first quorum of the Seventies form a body whose unanimous decisions would be equal binding with those of the Twelve Apostles on matters properly brought before the Seventy for their official action. Henry H. Cofield, Jr; is ordained to the office of Aaronic Priest on about June 23, 1991 through the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by Leon L. Wood, Sr; as being the 2nd to be ordained a High Priest on about January 11, 1987. The office of Aaronic Priesthood and Priesthood dates all the way back to the disciples Peter, James and John whom are ordained Apostles by the Lord Jesus Christ (John 14:16). Then one (1) month and three (3) days later on about July 26, 1991; I, Cheryl Yvonne Cofield walked down to the altar before the church congregation; Henry being ordained to the office of Aaronic Priest baptized me Cheryl (Doctrine and Covenants 20:46) and my baptism is confirmed by Bishop Wayne Wasden; also as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the Middletown Ward. We received this book titled A Study of the Articles of Faith on about September 15, 1993. So let it be done; all these things entered according to the Act of Congress during the years 1960, 1924, 1913 and the 1890s printed in the United States of America University Press, Boston, Mass. Hanks' family invites all family members to the LDS church Relief Society Fellowship Hall following the burial to share dinner and a time of fellowship.

Published in Journal-News on Mar. 11, 2014
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