Mildred Strawn Cofield
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 RWBakerFH.com.
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