---- — Clifford Wayne Whitfield was born in Decatur, Miss., on Aug. 17, 1955, to Lucy E.B. Johnson. He departed this life on Thursday evening, Dec. 19, 2013.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Lucy E. B. Johnson; his brother, Henry Johnson; and his sister, Lanora Johnson.
He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife, Cynthia Whitfield; his aunt, Minnie Ellis; his children, Antoine Whitfield (Tara), Ebony Whitfield (Solomon), Wayne Whitfield II, Jennifer Whitfield, Jason Whitfield and KiAndra Whitfield; his sisters, Jeannette Whitfield, Patricia Johnson, Lucille Short and Henrietta Ellis (Gary); 12 grandchildren; and a host of special cousins, nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors.
There will be a greeting of family and friends from 11 a.m. until time of service. Funeral service will be held at 12 p.m. on Saturday at The Evangelistic Outreach Christian Center in Mt. Vernon.
For those who wish, memorials may be given to the Whitfield family and will be accepted at the funeral home or mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call 242-3348 or visit www.hugheyfh.com for further information and to send condolences.