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Fred Wesley Whitfield, 87, of Greensboro passed away on April 17, 2018 at his home in Charlotte, NC. His funeral will be held on Saturday, April 21st at 11am, with visitation at 10am at Providence Baptist Church in Greensboro, NC. Internment with full military honors will follow at Lakeview Memorial Park. 
Fred was born September 9, 1930 in Farmville, NC to the late Rosa Lee (Albritton) and Charlie Whitfield. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 32 years of distinguished service. He was a veteran of the Korean War. He loved the Lord and was a faithful servant and member of Providence Baptist Church for over 50 years. At Providence, he served on the Deacon Board, Usher Board, Men’s Fellowship, Male Chorus and was a faithful member of Sunday School.  He was a loyal, loving, and dedicated husband, father, grandfather and friend. He had a heart for serving and encouraging others whether in need or in passing conversation. His infectious smile, positive attitude and joking personality was uplifting to all that met him. 
Fred is survived by his wife of 62 years Janol (Corry), two sons, Fred (Mary), Charles (Robin), granddaughter Olivia and grandson Terrance Peterson. Two brothers; Willie (Louise) and Salanda. Four nieces; Vivian Lathen (James), Carolyn Braxton (Melvin), Jacki Williams (Frank) and June Whitfield. Three nephews; Van Whitfield, Billy Whitfield and William Dupree and a host of cousins and close friends.
Fred received a BS Degree in 1955 and a MS Degree in 1960 from A & T State College. He taught band at Bryson High School in Fountain Inn, SC and at Central High School in Hillsborogh, NC. Fred entered the US Postal Service as a clerk/ carrier in the Greensboro facility. In June of 1977, he completed training to become an EEO Counselor/ Investigator in the US Postal Service. Fred retired from the US Postal Service in 1992. He was a dedicated volunteer for Hayes-Taylor Memorial YMCA for over 30 years working diligently to raise funds for its annual campaign. He was honored as Hayes-Taylor Man of the Year in 1986 and 2007 and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2007. In addition, he was the leading fundraiser in efforts to construct the NC A & T State University Aggie Stadium.  In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Hayes- Taylor YMCA.

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  • Thursday, April 19, 2018
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Perry J. Brown Funeral Home
  • Thursday, April 19, 2018
    To Aunt Jenny and family. Sorry unavailable to attend. My condolences, prayers and sympathy to you all on the passing of Uncle Fred. Be blessed and many virtual hugs and kissed to you all.
    ~ Sheryl Corry-Gray   Baltimore, MD
  • Friday, April 20, 2018
    Blessings to you
    ~ keith parker   lorton, VA
  • Friday, April 20, 2018
    My thoughts and prayers go out to the Whitfield Family. May God bless you all during the difficult time. God Bless.
    ~ Liza Miranda   East Providence, RI
  • Friday, April 20, 2018
    To the families and loved ones of Mr Whitfield, who we know will be dearly missed. Almighty God promised at revelation 21:4 that he will wipe away all our tears. And death, pain, and sorrow will be no more. So,you can take great in drawing close to God in prayer. And he will help sustain and support your families to endure in these difficult times and months to follow. My deepest condolences to all of your loved ones.
    ~ Charles R   Fayetteville, NC
  • Friday, April 20, 2018
    Our condolences goes out to the family. Keeping you in our prayers.
    ~ Ann and Charles May   Greenville, NC
  • Friday, April 20, 2018
    I am so sorry to hear about the loss of my cousin. I wish I could be with the family during this sorrowful time, you know my prayers are with you and know that God knows best. Billy Ray Speight and Family
    ~ BILLY RAY SPEIGHT   SNIOW HILL, NC
  • Thursday, April 19, 2018
    Fred, My deepest condolences on the passing of your father. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May the memories give you peace.
    ~ Marnie Hesson   Purcellville, VA
  • Friday, April 20, 2018
    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. God bless you all.
    ~ James Jordan and Family   Fayetteville, NC
  • Friday, April 20, 2018
    Heartfelt sympathy in the loss of Mr.Whitfield! Thinking of the family and keeping you in prayer!
    ~ Brenda Scales   Charlotte, NC
  • Thursday, April 19, 2018
    We will truly miss Mr. Whitfield and his sweet personality. We are thankful that we had the opportunity to know him. He was a joy to talk to and always reminded us of a true southern gentleman. When he prayed, it was obvious that he had a strong vertical relationship with the Lord. Our prayers and thoughts are with the family, Princess and Kerry
    ~ Princess Boulware & Kerry Brown   Alexandria, VA
  • Saturday, April 21, 2018
    As a "Child of Providence" I remember when Fred & Janol Whitfield joined the church. They have always been such kind, caring wonderful people. I feel blessed to have known Mr. Whitfield for most of my life. We ushered together on the 4th Sunday and he always had a warm smile and words of inspiration to share. His love of his family and service to Providence and the community will surely be missed. Rest Well you good and faithful servant.
    ~ Sallie Hayes-williams   Greensboro, NC
  • Thursday, April 19, 2018
    The staff of Polo Ridge after school would like to send out our deepest condolences to the Whitfield family. Praying that in the lord your hearts will be comforted.
    ~ Satina Jones   Charlotte, NC
  • Saturday, April 21, 2018
    My condolences go out to the family. As you prepare to lay your loved one to rest, may you can find comfort from your Bibles at Nahum 1:7. God is a stronghold for the distressed..
    ~ P Land   Owings Mills, MD
  • Sunday, April 22, 2018
    Our Prayers and thoughts go out to you on the lost of your Father
    ~ Joe & Mary Kearney   Joppa, MD
  • Thursday, April 19, 2018
    C, Robin and Olivia I’m sending hugs and prayers to you and the rest of your family. Take good care of your mom and enjoy the legacy and memories of your dad.... Aleas
    ~ Ida Mitchell   Richmond, VA
  • Saturday, April 21, 2018
    My deepest condolences for your loss. I met Mr. Whitfield as a member of Providence Baptist Church and he was always very kind to me. He was a man of integrity who loved his family and friends. I could tell that he genuinely cared about the welfare of others, because God's light emitted from him. I truly believe that God has welcomed him home; although, he will be dearly missed by all who knew him..
    ~ Marcia Long   Greensboro, NC
  • Friday, April 20, 2018
    Our condolences goes out to the family. Keeping you in our prayers.
    ~ Ann and Charles May   Greenville, NC
  • Saturday, April 21, 2018
    Fred, our sincere thoughts and prayers you and your family. May the peace of the Lord be with you. Marlene and Brittany Hendricks.
    ~ Marlene Hendricks   Indian Trail, NC
  • Friday, April 20, 2018
    Our deepest sympathies during your time of loss. A donation in Fred. W. Whitfield to the Hayes-Taylor YMCA has been made in his honor.
    ~ Joseph Pavlovsky-Around the Clock Equipment Services, Inc.   Charlotte, NC
  • Saturday, April 21, 2018
    Terry and I have such fond memories of Mr Whitfield. We are praying for your family
    ~ Terry & Pam Burris   Greensboro, NC
  • Friday, April 20, 2018
    Our deepest sympathy in the loss of Mr. Whitfield. He was a wonderful person to know and always had a pleasant smile !
    ~ Donnie & Jean Perkins Blackley   Spartanburg, SC
  • Friday, April 20, 2018
    Condolences to the family. I will continue to pray for your strength during this difficult time.
    ~ Tina Scales   Greensboro, NC
  • Sunday, April 22, 2018
    Fred, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God's love help guide you through this time of grief.
    ~ Terri Sigler   Asheville, NC
  • Sunday, April 22, 2018
    I had the pleasure of meeting the Whitfields at Heritage Greens he was a pleasure to have known my prayers to the Family.
    ~ Robin,Riley   Greensboro, NC
  • Friday, April 20, 2018
    Mr Whitfield always had time to speak to me as a child and as I grew up.He would talk to me and listen to my response. The smile he gave me was the ok sign. Then if I needed a little help he delivered it in a way that made me laugh but I got it. To the family he is a great loss , but the seeds he planted matured to become strong trees.
    ~ Michael Coote   Charlotte, NC
  • Friday, April 20, 2018
    Mr Whitfield always had time to speak to me as a child and as I grew up.He would talk to me and listen to my response. The smile he gave me was the ok sign. Then if I needed a little help he delivered it in a way that made me laugh but I got it. To the family he is a great loss , but the seeds he planted matured to become strong trees. Michael Coote
    ~ Michael Coote   Charlotte, NC
  • Friday, April 20, 2018
    My thoughts and prayers are with the Whitfield Family.
    ~ Dre'Sha Singleton   Charlotte, NC
  • Wednesday, May 02, 2018
    Accept our sincere condolences in your recent loss. May you find some comfort in the words of Psalms 34:18 which reads: " Jehovah is close to the brokenhearted; He saves those who are crushed in spirit " Yes, we can ask for help and rely on God. He also has made the sure promise of a resurrection right here on earth when it is restored to a beautiful paradise. (Acts 24:15; Psalms 37:9-11, 29). Be confident that this is SURE to happen because Isaiah 55:11 ensures us of this. Find out more online at JW.ORG
    ~ R&R Lopez