December 26, 2020
COLUMBUS – Jaqueline L. Whitfield, 74, died Dec. 20, 2020. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, at Lee-Sykes Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Union Cemetery. Visitation is from 2-4 p.m. today, at the funeral home. Lee-Sykes Funeral Home of Columbus is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Whitfield was born Sept. 25, 1946, in Columbus, to the late Lila Harris and Waddell Cockrell. In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Whitfield A. Sr.; and son Kirby Cockrell. She is survived by her children, Michael Cockrell of Warner Robbins, Georgia, Mark Cockrell of Harker Heights, Texas, John A. Whitfeld Jr. of Tupelo, Christopher Whitfield of El Paso, Texas and Nicholas Whitfield of Starkville; brother, Eddie L. Harris of Columbus; 19 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.