Graveside service for Gracie Lee Carson Whitfield, age 89 of Fayetteville, will be conducted at 1 PM on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at Stewart Cemetery with Rev. Paul Johnson officiating. Visitation with the family will be Tuesday from 11:00 AM until 12:00 PM at Higgins Funeral Home.
Gracie was born on May 19, 1931 in Franklin County, TN to the late Elonzo Clifford and Artie Mary Adams Carson. She was a homemaker, good cook, and an avid reader. Gracie and her late husband Chester C. Whitfield loved traveling. She had a successful Avon sales career for many years, while she assisted her husband in the service station business (where they earned and took a wonderful trip to Hawaii with Parson’s Oil distributorship). Gracie worked at Walmart for several years before retiring and taking an unforgettable trip with Chester to the western United States. She loved her family and the many friends she had made over the years, staying in touch with them frequently.
Gracie is survived by her son, Clay (Andrea) Whitfield; daughter, Doris (Dwight) Quick; grandchildren, Anicia (Greg) Lester, Marcy (Lane) Wells, Candace (Jeff) Sanders, Carmen Whitfield, and Rex Whitfield; great-grandchildren, Cody Lester, Jonathan Lester, Carson Lester, Blake (Alexis) Wells, Austin Wells, Dalhia Quick-Wells, T.J. Wells, Darby Whitfield, and Evie Sanders; great-great-grandchild, Cashton Wells; sister-in-law, Helen Carson; nieces, Mary (Doug) Sells, Rita (Robert) Smith and Sandra (David) DeLeeuw; nephew, Mark (Lisa) Carson; and many cousins, neighbors, and close friends. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Josie E. Carson (Alf) Tipps and Mary Sue Carson (William Franklin) Bass; and brother, E.C. Carson.
Our thanks go out to Lincoln Medical Hospice for giving Gracie a better quality of life and being able to live out her life at home. She was very appreciative of her nurses, techs, social worker, and Dr. Jones.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lincoln Medical Home Health and Hospice, 2250 Thornton Taylor Parkway, Suite B, Fayetteville, TN 37334 or the Fayetteville Lincoln County Library, 306 Elk Avenue North, Fayetteville,TN 37334.
Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Ms. Gracie Lee Carson Whitfield.
Ms Gracie was the sweetest lady and Mr Chester was always so nice. My Mom (Helen Dye) worked with Ms Gracie at Walmart. My Mom thought so much of Ms Gracie. I’m so sorry for your loss. I know Mr Chester and Ms Gracie had a wonder reunion in Heaven.
Doris, so sorry about your mom! Take care, prayers for your family.
Love you grandma. I will always always regret not spending enough time with you as I should have. I will always look back at what wonderful examples my grandparents are. The strength..resilience… love, and compassion (sense of humor too) which they taught me, will always be with me. Today was difficult, but I’m trying to find solace in the fact that you are no longer in pain, and no longer suffering…. That you get to be with Papa again. I know how much you missed him. You are loved. You are missed. I know I’ll see you again. 💜
Gracie Lee was a treasured friend of many years to me. I can honestly say she was always kind, sweet and honest. What a treasure to have her in our lives. My thoughts and prayers are for all of you in this very difficult time.
My only regret is I only got to know her in the last couple years. May God bless and comfort the family during these difficult days. Love you.
So sorry.My father and I both worked with Grace and Chester at his gas station.Very nice people.
Doris, Clay, and family,
So sorry to hear of the death of Mrs. Whitfield. She and Mr. Chester were very good neighbors in our earlier years of marriage. May God comfort all of you!! She was a wonderful person. We are unable to attend the visitation due to illness.
I worked with Gracie for many years at Walmart and Chester worked on my vehicle whenever it went down. They were 2 of the sweetest people that i’ve ever known. I’m so very sorry for you loss . You were very blessed to have them as parents. I know they are rejoicing being reunited in Heaven! May God comfort you and give you peace.
Love you, Grandma.
She will truly be missed.. She was a wonderful lady, inside and out..
Doris, I’m so sorry for your loss. I have many wonderful memories of Mrs. Gracie and Mr. Chester. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Clay, and your families.
Doris and family so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
A mother’s love is alive forever in the lessons she taught, the patience she gave, and in the hearts of the children she raised. Our prayers go out to you in this time of great sadness.
Dear Doris and Family, we are so sorry for your loss. Prayers for comfort. Anthony & Kay Honey
So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for your family. Miss Gracie and Mr. Chester were so good to our family. May God bless you.
So sorry for you loss. She was a special lady.
Doris and family- know this hard praying for God’s comfort at this time- please know we are praying for you all
May loving memories bring you and your family
peace, comfort, and strength.
Sorry to hear this Doris mom was always asking about her when she came to the doctor. My prayers and thoughts are with you.
Doris, so sorry to hear about your Mom. I know how much you loved her . I personally know how hard it is to love our Moms.
So sorry Doris… Sure loved Gracie Lee ..hugs and prayers
Doris and family: Tommy and I send our love and prayers. We thought so much of your mom and Mr. Chester too. May God’s grace and mercy be with each of you. Tommy and Jane Graham
Doris and Anicia, thinking of you at this sad time. How blessed you were to have had her I. Your lives all these years….but it is never long enough!
Thank you, Wanda. It is never long enough.