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Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home

1615 South Fort Hood Road, Killeen, TX

OBITUARY

Donna Sharon Whitfield

October 10, 1965February 4, 2020
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Donna Whitfield, 54, was born on October 10, 1965 to Ernest and Jeanette Whitfield of Ft. Sam Houston in San Antonio, TX. Being in a military family, Donna lived in several geographical locations before ending up in Converse, TX. Donna graduated from Judson High School in 1983 and then decided to enlist in the US Army in 1990. During her service, she was stationed at various duty stations both stateside and overseas. She received many promotions, awards, and completed multiple military schools and was able to attain her Bachelors of Business Administration from Grantham University. After serving for 21 years she retired at the rank of SFC and settled down in Killeen, TX. Donna was a member of Christian House of Prayer (CHOP) in Killeen, TX. She loved to exercise by walking countless miles in the park with her friends, reading, traveling, and was a die hard Dallas Cowboy’s fan. Her close friends knew her to be focused, accountable and an all-around loving individual. It would be wrong to say that Donna lost her battle to cancer because she never stopped fighting. No matter how sick she was, she was always determined. When anyone else would have broken, Donna stayed strong. Through her, we know what resilience and perseverance truly looks like. There was no quit in Donna. Just because she is no longer here, it doesn’t mean she lost her fight. Cherishing her memory is her son, Kyle Lamaud Boutte of Killeen, TX, her mother, Jeanette Whitfield, her three sisters, Delores Hopkins, Michelle Harrison (Moses), and Yolanda Barnes (Frank) all of San Antonio, TX. Two nieces and four nephews, Brandon Lowery, Moses Harrison III, Darius Harrison, Jasmine Whitfield, Frank Barnes III, and Malia Barnes. One great niece, Ja’Leah Anderson. She had a host of close true loving friends that she considered to be family. She joins in paradise her father, Ernest Lamaud Whitfield, and her nephew, Jarard Christopher Harrison.

Services

  • Gathering Lunch Tuesday, February 11, 2020
  • Celebration of Life Tuesday, February 11, 2020
  • Graveside Service Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Memories

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Donna McClendon

February 14, 2020

SFC Whitfield I met you before we deployed to Kuwait in 2008, you had a beautiful personality and always had a smile that was as bright as you are. May God comfort your family and friends you left behind, but they know you are always and forever in their hearts. Rest easy my sister you will be truly missed.

Michelle Gaskin (Glover)

February 11, 2020

Donna, my Sweet Lady!! I am at a complete lost for words!! You were (are) one of the sweetest people I have EVER met in my entire life!! Thank you for sharing so much of yourself with me. Thank you for allowing me to be vulnerable with you. You gave me strength that I needed to go on & every time I asked you how you were or if you needed anything, you would say "Don't worry about me, I'll be fine." I thank God that even after I left Texas, we continued to communicate until you were no longer able to do so. I thank God for placing you in my life. My heart is broken because your son lost his hero! My heart smiles because although you are no longer here with us, you fought a tremendous battle & the victory is ultimately yours!! 💖 Take a bow my Sweet Lady! YOU WON!! 🎀 I will love you always & cherish our memories & conversations FOREVER! 💗

Chris Bowers

February 10, 2020

We met during our Advanced NCO course at Ft Lee Va. She stood at the center of the academy formation and called us all to attention. From that point forward I always called her First Sergeant! She embodied the position, responsibilities and leadership that such a role demanded not only in uniform but in life. She wasn’t afraid of any challenge and would willingly share her opinions. I remember when she grew her hair back and was so happy to see the curls return! I wasn’t a Cowboys fan so she would let me know how much she didn’t appreciate my comments when they lost but I was a Spurs fan so she gave me a pass! I was devastated when I called to check on her last week but I could feel how heavy Kyle’s heart was when he told me she passed. I will always cherish her friendship and pray for comfort to her family! RIP First Sergeant!

LISA ELAM

February 10, 2020

OH MY... DON'T KNOW REALLY WHAT TO SAY?? YOU KNOW MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU CONTINUALLY BELOVED FAMILY!!

MY COUSIN DONNA IS A ONE IN A MILLION!!! COURAGE, STRENGTH, BEAUTY AND INTELLECT ARE ALL PART OF HER CHARACTER!!! I JOKINGLY REFERRED TO HER AS "THE SMILING ASSASSIN"... HE HE. SHE HAS TO PRETTIEST SMILE AND EVER COGNIZANT OF HER SURROUNDINGS... ALWAYS PAYING ATTENTION!!

I AM SO VERY THANKFUL SHE SHARES FAITH IN CHRIST THAT WE TALKED ABOUT OFTEN... LOVE YOU ALL FROM THE STL!!!

Barbara Perry

February 10, 2020

My Heart is heavy Donna, but I just want to say thank you for the friendship and the memories. You were that ray of sunshine that lit every room you entered. You were always that hard charging NCO on our deployments that made things happen. Thanks for being a die hard Cowboys fan as well... God put you n my life for a reason and I want to say thank you. Donna, you were always there when I needed that pick me up and especially when I faced the uncertainty of Breast Cancer as well. Thanks for being there for me, I can never repay you but know that you will never ever be forgotten. You left a Legacy in Kyle, he is a great young man and I see that ray of sunshine in him...and know that if I can help him out in any way, all he has to do is call. Rest easy my friend and know you were and are loved beyond measure. I will see you again and it will be a wonderful time. Cowboys/ 4th SUS BDE 4 Lyfe!

Ivory White

February 10, 2020

Hakata Admisistrative Annex Hakata, Japan. We will always cherish the memories. We love you but God loves your best. Rest in the arms of the Lord.

Ivory & Chikako

Markesha Charles

February 9, 2020

Auntie Donna thank you for always being there for me. You will truly be missed, I will always remember and cherish you in my heart. Love you always! R.I.P ❤❤❤

Pamela Charles

February 9, 2020

It's so hard to find the words to say. I can't believe you are no longer here with me; but to know that you are absent from the body and present with the Lord gives me great comfort. I will always cherish our time together. I thank God for blessing you to be a part of my life. You were more like a sister than a friend and I thank you for being such a good one. So until we meet again Sis, Rest in paradise!🙏🏾❤😥

Camille Dye

February 8, 2020

To Kyle and the family of Donna,
My sincere condolences for your loss. Donna will be missed greatly. Praying
God's comfort, peace, and strength during this time of sadness. RIH my Dallas Cowboy Friend!

Orlando McCollum

February 8, 2020

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