Donald Scholfield

Donald Scholfield

Monday, September 4th, 1933 - Friday, November 13th, 2020
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Our God looked down on Friday, November 13, 2020, and called one of his children home. Donald Brown Scholfield, was born September 4, 1933, to the late Deacon Taylor Schoefield and Pauline C. Hall Schoefield, in Ridgeway, VA. Donald graduated from Albert Harris High School in 1951, and shortly after, enlisted in the United States Air Force (USAF). He was a mason while in the Air Force and traveled the world. He retired from Dover Air Force Base, Dover, DE, after serving twenty-six years as a Master Sergeant. He then worked for Sears and Roebuck until he retired again. Don later became a community activist and leader for the Capital Park community. He worked tirelessly in keeping the people of his community safe. His caring heart was his trademark. He attended Calvary Church in Dover, DE, under the leadership of Pastor Koon.

Donald was preceded in death by a son, Francis Lamont Scholfield; two sisters, Willie Mae Pettie and Dora Schoefield; and three brothers, Joseph Schoefield, Lewis Wade and Clyde Schoefield.

Donald leaves to cherish his memories, his wife, Elizabeth Scholfield, who enjoyed their matrimony of thirteen years; his children, Donald N. Scholfield (Mary) and Ronald N. Scholfield, both of Philadelphia, PA, Nadine L. Scholfield Fayetteville, NC, Althia M. White (Arthur) Durham, NC, Kimberly S. Giles (Arnella) San Diego, CA and Phalton Flunder (Sabine) Germany; step-daughter, Tanya Regan (Neil) Ocoee, FL; 28 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Vina Ophelia Schoefield and Marilyn Schoefield of Raleigh, NC; two brothers, Taylor Nathaniel Schofield (Josephine) Chesapeake, VA and Sandy Schoefield (Naomi) Durham, NC; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.

In Donald, we see a life well-lived, family, friends, and strangers,
well-served, and we are encouraged by his examples of Christ’s love. Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. John 14:1-3

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, November 23rd, 2020 | 9:00am - 11:00am
    Monday, November 23rd, 2020 9:00am - 11:00am
    Bennie Smith Funeral Home (Dover)
    717 W. Division Street
    DOVER, DE 19904
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  • Service

    Monday, November 23rd, 2020 | 11:00am
    Monday, November 23rd, 2020 11:00am
    Bennie Smith Funeral Home (Dover)
    717 W. Division Street
    DOVER, DE 19904
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  • Interment

    Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery (Bear)
    2465 Chesapeake City Road
    BEAR, DE 19701
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Posted at 03:52pm
Mrs. Schofield & Family:
The Austin family will long remember Donald. Donald traveled with me several times to assist me with taking care of mother and other family business. On those drives, I learned that he was deeply spiritual, a strong family oriented man and a dedicated husband. Donald was instrumental in working with me and others in the Capital Park community to create the partnership that constructed the Delaware State—Capital Park Community Center. He loved his community and worked diligently to enhance and improve it for all residents.
Finally, when I experienced a health care crisis, Donald was one of three close friends who committed to staying with me—in my home—12 hours, two days a week for three months. Donald Scofield was a good man. I was blessed that he was my good friend.

Dr. John N. Austin

Dr. John & Patricia Austin

Posted at 02:23pm
Mrs. Schofield & Family: Please be assured that the Austin family is thinking of you and your family during this challenging time.
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Rev Dr. Johnny Woods

Posted at 06:47am
Rev Dr johnny Woods, Pastor/ founder of Community Christian Worship Center, Woodside, De. I would like to express my deepest heart felt sympathy for the family of Donald Schofield. Don was a great leader as he served in the U.S. Air Force and the community of Capital Park. He served as the President of the Board of Directors at Capital Park. He was always concerned about his community and deeply involved. He was instrumental in forging a relationship with DSU and DAFB to acquire the community center at capital Park. Don served on First State Community Action Agency Board of Directors. He was instrumental in allowing Community Christian Worship Center to begin it's ministry at capital Park in 2005. He was a quiet man but carried a big stick. He accomplish so much for his community.

The 460 Unit Durham County DSS

Posted at 07:55pm
Althia-Sending you our warmest condolences. Tasha, Flo, Karolin, Johnetta, Ateisha, Talonda, Kristin, Ty & Yulonda
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