Lottie "Aunt Topsy" Whitfield

October 19, 1934 ~ July 30, 2023 (age 88) 88 Years Old


Lottie "Topsy" Williams-Whitfield, a beloved matriarch, and a beacon of strength and love, was called to her heavenly home on July 30, 2023. Born on October 19, 1934, in the heart of Plant City, Florida, Miss Lottie, as she was affectionately known, lived a life filled with faith, generosity, and an abundance of love.

Raised by her doting parents, George Washington Williams and Pearl A. Harvill, Lottie was a cherished daughter of Plant City. She was predeceased by her parents and her son, Timothy Whitfield, her grandaughter; Misti Whitfield and great grandson; Lex Odom. She is survived by her children Debbie (Jack) Bryan, Lonnie (Kitsie) Whitfield, and Michelle (Kris) Sapp. Her lineage continued with eleven grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren, with each generation bearing witness to her unwavering faith and boundless love.

Lottie spent her professional life as a long-time manager at the local restaurant, Porters. In this role, she nourished not only the bodies but also the spirits of the townsfolk, serving up hearty meals alongside generous helpings of wisdom and kindness. Her magnetic personality and steadfast work ethic made her a cherished figure within the community.

A deeply spiritual woman, Lottie was a dedicated member of the Mt. Enon Primitive Baptist Association. Her faith was her compass, guiding her through life's storms and sunshine with unwavering certainty. As Martin Luther King Jr. once said, "Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase." These words perfectly encapsulate Lottie's approach to life - a testament to her deep-seated belief in the divine plan.

Outside of her work and religious commitments, Lottie found joy in the simple pleasures of life. She was a master of jig-saw puzzles, her nimble fingers carefully piecing together fragments to create a beautiful whole - a metaphor for her life. Lottie was also a keen angler, finding peace in the rhythm of the cast and the quiet patience of waiting for a bite.

Lottie's life was a testament to her faith-filled spirit, her generous heart, and her loving nature. She treated everyone she met with kindness and respect, her heart as open and welcoming as her home. In her absence, we are left with the echo of her laughter, the warmth of her love, and the wisdom of her words.

As we bid farewell to our dear Lottie, let us remember her not with sorrow but with gratitude. Gratitude for her unwavering faith, her generous spirit, and the love she bestowed upon us all. Her light may have left this world, but it continues to shine brightly in the hearts of those she touched.
A memorial visitation will be held Friday August 11, 2023 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, a memorial service will be held right after at 11:00 AM at Haught Funeral Home, 708 W. Dr. MLK Jr. Blvd Plant City, Florida 33563.

In lieu of flowers, family would like donations sent to Lifepath Hospice or a charity of your choice.

Online condolences can be made at www.haught.care.
Funeral arrangements were trusted to Haught Funeral Home, 708 W. Dr. MLK Jr. Blvd Plant City, FL 33563, (813) 717-9300

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Memorial Visitation
August 11, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Haught Funeral Home
708 W. Dr. MLK Jr. Blvd
Plant City, FL 33563

Memorial Service
August 11, 2023

11:00 AM
Haught Funeral Home
708 W. Dr. MLK Jr. Blvd
Plant City, FL 33563


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