Herbert W. Mansfield

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, April 20, 2004

Herbert Winslow Mansfield, 87, of Suffolk, died Sunday, April 18, 2004.

A native of Edenton, he was a son of the late Annie Francis and Willie Amariah Mansfield. He was also predeceased by his first wife, Louise Britt Mansfield; his sister, Sarah M. Jones; and brothers William, Joe, Lofton, Percy, and Robert Mansfield.

He worked for many years at Benthall’s Manufacturing until its closing. He then went on to retire from Hobbs-Adams Engineering, working as a machinist.

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He was a member of First Baptist Church in which he served as an usher for many years. He was also a member of the Thurman Hayes Sunday School class.

He was an avid gardener and always kept an immaculate lawn.

He was a U.S. Army veteran after serving in WWII.

Survivors include his wife, Alice Worrell Barnhill Mansfield of Suffolk; a brother, Lester K. Mansfield of Suffolk; a stepson and daughter-in-law, William C. Barnhill Jr. and Lovie of Sunbury, N.C.; step- grandchildren, W. Braxton Barnhill and Meredith L. Barnhill of Sunbury, N.C.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in First Baptist Church with Dr. David H. Chauncey and the Rev. Charles W. Thompson officiating. Burial will be in Holly Lawn Cemetery.

Friends may join the family from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Parr Funeral Home.

Contributions may be made to First Baptist Church at 237 N. Main St., Suffolk, VA, 23434.