Funeral services for Elder Lessie Cofield will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 17 at First Baptist Church of East Gadsden. Bishop Jewel Thomas will officiate. Interment in Lincoln Hill Cemetery. West Gadsden Funeral Home directing. Family hour was 6-7 p.m. Thursday. She leaves to mourn and cherish her memories: Six sisters, Doris McElderry, Bronx, New York, Mary Ann Linder, Mrs. Brenda (John) Billups, Rochester, New York, Ada V. Lee, Jonesboro, Georgia, Mrs. Willie Dean (George) Gray, Greensboro, North Carolina, and Nettie Joyce Williams, Detroit; three brothers, Billy (Lelia Marie) Bankston, Jamaica, New York, Hosea Jacob (Albertha) Bankston, Brooklyn, New York, Mr. Gerald Wayne (Rose) Bankston, Charleston, South Carolina; and a host of other relatives and friends.
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