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October 14, 1933 ~ March 21, 2024 (age 90) 90 Years Old
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Nathan entered the world on October 14, 1933 with amazing grace. His parents both deceased are Mary (Charlie) Patten and Nathan Winfield. Nathan as a young man was taught that family, respect, honesty, and attentive work ethics were important attributes to have. Nathan accepted Christ at an early age. As a young man he met, feel in love with, and married his soulmate, best friend, and queen Velma Winfield. They were inseparable and during their early years of marriage they decided to leave MS. In Nathan’s search for a better way of taking care of his family and a life of opportunity they traveled to Akron, Ohio and called it home.  His union of marriage for 65 years provided him with joy and he never had a dull moment in his 90 blessed years.

            Nathan was an amazing, proud, outspoken, and a no-nonsense type of man. He was a dedicated brother, husband, father, grandfather, uncle, great grandfather, and brother-n-law who will be missed deeply forever. Nathan traveled the world and took pride in following his grandson, NFL player Antoine Winfield Sr. to his football games. He enjoyed sitting in his favorite lounge chair watching wrestling daily and playing his lottery tickets while holding his Shih Tzu pet Bella. He was an energetic construction worker until his retirement.  Nathan was dedicated, committed to, and proud of his family in every way.

            The people he leaves to mourn his absence are his beautiful wife of 65 years Vela Winfield. Two sons:  Ralph Taft, Gary In. and Nathan Winfield, Jr., Akron, Oh. Three daughters: Geraldine Davis (Vladimer) Akron, Oh., Barbara Winfield-Ford, Texas City Tx., and Shirley Winfield, Uniontown Oh., and a special son-n-law Donald Davis.

            Deceased Great Grandson/Son: Donald Carter

            His siblings; Sister: Erma Shaffer-Clark (Julius), MS., Brothers: Aaron Patten and Carl Patten both of MS.

            His deceased siblings: Mary Louise Patten, (David) MS., Ruth Patten, MS., Cornelius Patten (Juanita) Akron, Oh., Charles Patten, Akron Oh., Ernest Patten, (Odoris), MS., Eddie Patten (Josephine), Akron, Oh, and Roger Patten, MS.

            By joining with Velma his family enlarged and he leaves to mourn in his transitioning three sister-n- laws: Helen Thomas, Akron, Oh., Mamie Louise Cowan, Missouri City, Tx. Four brother-n-laws: Alfred Carter (Ernestine), MS., Edward Carter, and Sid Carter both of Akron, Oh.

            His deceased sister-n-law Vera L Bradley, (Excel)., Gary Indiana and brother-n-law Laymon Carter Sr., Akron, Oh.

            Nathan was blessed to have grandchildren who loved him and respected him: They are: Donald Carter Sr. (Euniece) Akron, Oh., Antoine Winfield, Sr., Woodland, Tx., Octavia McDonald, Katy, Tx., Darishata Davis, Columbus, Oh., Darisheri Davis, Akron, Oh., DeAngelo Haslam, (Diamond) Columbia, Maryland,  Antoinette Winfield, Uniontown, OH., Natorria Clark (Edwin), Natassia Winfield, Jermaine Motley , Nathan Motley, all of Akron, OH.

            His deceased grandchild is Michel J. Davis (PA)

He also leaves 30 great grandchildren and one great great granddaughter along with a host of nieces and nephews and other relatives that he was blessed with.

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April 1, 2024

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
AKRON, OH 44306

Celebration of Life
April 1, 2024

12:00 PM
AKRON, OH 44306

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Interment following funeral service
April 1, 2024

Mount Peace Cemetery
183 Aqueduct Street
Akron, Ohio


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