[Dr. V.M.Greenfield FPS HomePage] Thelma Greenfield's Obituary

Grandma Greenfield was my mother's mother. Her funeral was on Monday, August 13, 1984. Services were conducted by Rev. Michael M. Marrett, Ph.D., at Saint Monica's Episcopal Church in Washington, DC.


Thelma Jones Greenfield was born on August 14, 1897, in Washington, DC; one of four children of Phillip ond Berdelia Jones. She was educated in the D.C. Schools and attended Hampton Institute in Virginia.

She was married to Dr. Vincent M Greenfield on February 16, 1918, in Baltimore, MD. To this union were born a daughter, Phyllis Thelma and a son, Vincent Hugh (deceased). Her husband died in 1945.

For ten years Mrs. Greenfield worked at the Department of State in the Division of Communications & Records. She was a member of St. Monica's Episcopal Church where she was recognized on several occasions for her outstanding service to the church and community.

When Mrs. Greenfield died on August 8, 1984, at Providence Hospital, she had lived a full, productive 86 years. She was a beautiful, witty, and always cheerful Lady.

She leaves to mourn their loss, her daughter, Phyllis Greenfield Harrod, a devoted son-in-law, Dennette A. Harrod, a sister, Mrs. Rosetta B. Womock, six grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, other relatives and close friends.

"By the shores of Gichee-Goomee,
by the shining deep sea waters
stood the wigwam of Nikomis,
daughter of the moon, Nikomis."

These are the opening lines of Hiawatha, a poem which my mother often recited to me as I was growing up. When I was older I fondly called her Nikomis. I say to her now, with Love, sleep peacefully Nikomis! (Phyllis G. Harrod)


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