Mildred Strawn Cofield

Mildred Strawn Cofield

Windsor, VA
01.17.1929 - 10.09.2017

Mildred Strawn Cofield, 88, passed away October 9, 2017 in Consulate Nursing Center Windsor. Mildred was the daughter of the late Luther O. and Claudia Strawn Thomas. In addition to her parents, Mildred was predeceased by her husband Hudson P. Cofield, Jr.  and brother, Dave Glenn Strawn.

Cherishing her memory are two sons, H.P. “Trip” Cofield III (Melissa) and Garry S. Cofield (Rita); a brother, Jerry Strawn (Adlevia); and three grandchildren, Meredith C. Cheng (Charles), Joshua D. Cofield and Ryan M. Cofield.

Mildred graduated from McLeod School of Nursing as a Registered Nurse and was a member of the U.S. Cadet Nursing Corp during WWII. She retired from Maryview Hospital as a Head Nurse, and concluded her career with a local General Practitioner, Dr. Phillip Thomas. Mildred was a member of Woodland United Methodist Church, taught the High School Sunday School Class, was a member of the United Methodist Women and the church choir. As a two-time breast cancer survivor, she was active with Relay for Life.

A life celebration service will be conducted at 11 AM Friday, October 13, 2017 at Woodland UMC with the Rev. Amanda Newman and Rev. Robert Cofield Jr. officiating. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 PM Thursday, October 12, 2017 at R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory, 509 W. Washington St. Suffolk. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Alzheimer’s Association Southeastern Virginia, or to Woodland UMC Blachford-Raveling Scholarship Fund. Condolences may be registered at

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Woodland UMC
20051 Orbit Road
Windsor , VA 23487
United States

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R. W. Baker & Co.
509 W. Washington St
Suffolk, VA 23434
United States


Mildred was a sweet, gentle, loving person who made our lives richer for having known her. Perhaps what I will remember most is her laugh. It was both warm and heartfelt. Thankfully, in my heart I can see a joyful reunion with my old friend H.P. What a time they must be having! May God's healing presence be felt in every heart, who knew and loved her. Our best to the entire family

Rev. Mike & Julie Harrington

Trip, Garry and Families. My heart goes out to you. Such a sweet soul could never be
forgotten. My deepest sympathy to you.

Judy Babb Bowden

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