Dennis “Jerrell” Whitfield, 69, Twin City, Georgia passed Saturday morning, November 27, 2021, at his residence. Born in Emanuel County on January 5, 1952, Mr. Whitfield was a son of the late B. D. Whitfield, Jr. and Charlotte Dasher Whitfield. He was a member of the Blackville Church of God in Adrian, GA. A loving husband for 48 years, Mr. Whitfield was a well-known farmer in Emanuel County for all of those years. He was a 1969 graduate of Emanuel County Institute and Mr. Whitfield continued his education at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. He was a devoted church member serving as Bible teacher, musician and technical support manager for many years. He traveled as a musician with the gospel singing group, The Buxton Family, and the Hudson Brothers and Angie, for several years ministering in many area churches. His passion was playing the bass guitar while ministering to others the gospel of Jesus Christ through his music. Mr. Whitfield was gifted with a great sense of humor to those who knew him, and lived a life that mattered, focused on serving others and living a life of faith and devotion to his Lord. He will be greatly missed by a multitude of family and friends.
Survivors include his wife, Sandra Braswell Whitfield; two siblings, Janice (David) Hinely of Charlotte, NC and Bennett (Linda) Whitfield of Twin City, GA; Three nieces, Kristen (Allen) Mosley and Melissa (Howard) Porter of Twin City, GA, and Amorette Reid of Charlotte, NC; Three great nieces, Railyn and Allie Porter, and Peyton Mosley; three great nephews, Issac Mosley, Whit Porter and Preston Reid and numerous other nieces and nephews; and several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.
Visitation will be held Monday, November 29, 2021, from 1 until 2:30 p.m. at Kennedy Funeral Homes, Hooks Chapel, of Metter.
The funeral service will be held at 3 o’clock in the afternoon at Kennedy Funeral Homes, Hooks Chapel, of Metter with Pastor Kip Boswell officiating. Burial will follow in Antioch Cemetery in Twin City.
Pallbearers will be Mark Hudson, Dwayne Hudson, Allen Mosley, Howard Porter, Daniel Mead, and Donald Braswell.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Steve Lane, Fred Young, James Mead, Phillip Warnock, Dennis Cauley, Flag Bostic, Robert Burke, James Cannady. G.W. Johnson, Jeremy Page, and Luke Lanier.
Kennedy Funeral Homes, Hooks Chapel, of Metter is in charge of the arrangements.
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