John Dee Minifee

1940 ~ 2022 (age 81)

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John Dee Minifee, 81, son of the late Thomas Ed & Izetta R. Minifield, was born on July 2, 1940, passed into eternal rest on Thursday, March 10,  2022.

In addition to his parents, the following siblings preceded him in death; three sisters, Susie Marie, Clara Belle, and Mary Ann; two brothers: Warren Russell and James Milton.  John was a lifetime member of Springfield Baptist Church; a graduate of Carver-Price High School in 1959; a member of the Masons of Baltimore and served in the United States Airforce.  After an honorable discharge for service, he was employed by Bethlehem Steel Corporation until retirement.

He leaves to cherish his memories; several nieces and nephews: Carnell (Margaret), Izetta, Michael, Delaphine (Lorenza), Warren Hope, Carolyn (Thurman), Leslie (Faye), and Kenneth; also a great number of great-nieces and nephews, cousins, and a host of friends.

I’m Free

Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free
I’m following the path God has laid you see.
I took His hand when I heard him call, I turned my back and left it all.

I could not stay another day To laugh, to love, to work, to play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way I found that peace at the close of day.

If my parting has left a void, Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss , Oh yes, these things I too will miss.

Be not burdened with times of sorrow I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life’s been full, I savored much ; Good friends, good times, a loved one’s touch.

Perhaps my time seemed all too brief Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your head and share with me; God wanted me now.  He set me FREE!


A funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 19, 2022, at 1 p.m. at the Springfield Baptist Church, 6074 Watt Abbitt Rd., Appomattox, VA

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