Cottoyya Whitfield Law April 18, 1960-April 18, 2022
Cottoya Whitfield Law was born in Nyack, New York on April 18, 1960, to Mr. Sidney I. Whitfield and Mrs. Mary L. Whitfield. Cottoyya also known as “Tory” to family and friends passed away peacefully at her home in Lexington, Kentucky on April 18, 2022. She was 62 years old.
Cottoyya grew up and attended public school in Paterson, New Jersey. In 1978, after graduation from John F. Kennedy High School, she was enlisted in the United States National Guard. She enjoyed the National Guard so much that she was enlisted in the United States Army. Cottoyya attended Officers’ Training School and reached the rank of 2nd Lt. first class She was discharged in 1986. As a member of the Armed Services, Cottoyya was able to travel the world while serving her country. After her discharge from the military, Cottoyya became a certified phlebotomist and attended mortuary school.
Cottoyya was baptized at Shiloh Baptist Church in Lexington, Kentucky where she was a very active member until her passing.
Cottoyya was dedicated to service and as such she was a volunteer with Lady Veterans Connect in Winchester, Kentucky. She will be truly missed by all who had contact with her.
Cottoyya Whitfield Law was preceded by her parents, Mr. Sidney I. Whitfield and Mrs. Mary L. Whitfield, and a grandson, Alijah Green.
Cottoyya leaves to mourn her passing, her only child, Ms. Ashley Green (Mike); five grandchildren, Aniya, Aiden, A’Chelle & Amelia (twins), and Arik of Bloomington, Illinois; two sisters, Mrs. Terry L. Whitfield Lassiter (Robert) of Middletown, New York and Ms. Denise L. Bowie of Woodland Park, New Jersey; one brother, Mr. Sidney I. Whitfield III of Elmira, New York; two nephews, Mr. Dennis (LaChez) Bowie of Atlanta, Georgia and Mr. Paul Bowie of Atlanta, Georgia; two very special best friends, Ms. Debra Joyner of Paterson, New Jersey and Ms. Cynthia Watson of Henrico, Virginia; and her friend and mentor, Ms. Phyllis Abbott of Lady Veterans Connect, Winchester, Kentucky. There are also too many family members and friends who will mourn her passing to mention by name.
The Family of Cottoyya Whitfield Law wishes to sincerely thank everyone who offered their comfort and assistance to Cottoyya and her family. In her words “YOU HAVE TO GIVE GOD ALL THE GLORY”.
A private Military Service will be held at Camp Nelson National Cemetery in Nicholasville, Kentucky on May 20, 2022. A Family and Friends Memorial Service will be held at Canaan Baptist Church in Paterson, New Jersey on June 25, 2022.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Lady Veterans Connect in Winchester, Kentucky at www.lv-connect.org.
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Published by Carnie P. Bragg Funeral Home – Paterson from May 6 to May 9, 2022.