Alice Etta (Canada) Whitfield

Age: 92
Born: December 06, 1926
Died: May 10, 2019

Obituary

Alice Etta (Canada) Whitfield was born to the union of Glender and George Lee Canada, on December 6, 1926 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Alice, lovingly known as 'Tet', was the second daughter of five children. Tet finished her course on May 10, 2019 surrounded by her loving family.

Tet graduated from Western Hills High School; she was the first black student to graduate from there in 1945. Tet completed her Master’s degree in education from University of Cincinnati in 1959. Tet's family moved to the Mt. Adams area (Sixth Street Hill) and she met and married the love of her life, Willie Whitfield who preceded her in death after their 24 year marital union. The couple married on September 4, 1954 and raised one son, Mark Anthony Whitfield (Valerie), who preceded her in death.

Tet dedicated her life to education, teaching in the Cincinnati Public School District, mostly at Heberle Elementary in the West End and Mt. Airy Elementary until she retired in 2006.

Tet accepted Jesus at an early age. Tet was a woman of God and worshipped most recently at Greater New Light Baptist Church. Tet was a wonderful role model and never met a child that she didn't love or see the potential for teaching them. Tet had a generous spirit and readily opened her heart and purse to assist those in need to the best of her ability.

Tet was preceded in death by her sister, Gretchen Sullivan and brother, George Canada. Her memory will be cherished by two sisters, Gentry Williams (Bit) and Glenda Connally (Cook), loving friend Marcia Canada, one granddaughter Alisha, five great grandchildren JariyahJaydrianJournyJamezJecamiah and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

Services will be held Thursday, May 23, 2019 in the Blue Spruce Chapel (4389 Spring Grove Ave 45223). Visitation will begin at 11:00 am followed by services at 12:00 pm. Burial will be at Spring Grove Cemetery (4521 Spring Grove Ave 45232).

Visitation

Location: Spring Grove Funeral Homes
Date: Thursday, May 23, 2019
Time: 11:00am

Memorial Service

Location: Spring Grove Funeral Homes
Date: Thursday, May 23, 2019
Time: 12:00 pm

Alice Etta (Canada) Whitfield

Age: 92
Born: December 06, 1926
Died: May 10, 2019
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Alice Etta (Canada) Whitfield

Alice Etta (Canada) Whitfield

Age: 92
Born: December 06, 1926
Died: May 10, 2019