February 28, 1936 - December 19, 2021
Mrs. Edna Louise Cockfield, 85, of Peoria, IL, transitioned from this life at 10:48 am on Sunday, December 19, 2021 in UnityPoint Health Methodist Hospital in Peoria, Illinois. Edna was born on February 28, 1936, in Mount Olive, North Carolina to the late John and Ellen (Bowden) Robinson. Edna love for singing in the church began at 5 years old, when she sang in the choir in several churches in the area where she lived. She also ushered and taught Sunday School. She also loved to cook, and lovingly prepared countless delicious meals for over 40 years for the Chi Omega Sorority on the Bradley University Campus in Peoria. The meals were so good to them that they encouraged her to compile them and placed them in a cookbook in her honor. Mom Cockfield, as she was called by many who knew and loved her, was united in holy matrimony in 1952 to the late Earl Kenon Jr. To this union, three children were born: Thomas E. Kenon I, who preceded her in death, Cheryl F. Kenon, and Drake B. Kenon. She later married Robert E. Cockfield Sr. in 1964. To this union, two sons were born: Robert E. Cockfield II and Arthur V. Cockfield. Sister Cockfield was an active member of Star Of Hope Church for many years under Bishop Johnson, singing in the choir, attending Sunday School, and participating in the women’s ministries. She later joined Cornerstone Gospel Church, serving in various capacities there as well. Sister Cockfield leaves to cherish her precious memories her daughter Cheryl Kenon and son Drake Kenon, both of Peoria, Illinois, and sons Bishop-Elect Robert E. Cockfield II (Yolanda), and Arthur V. Cockfield, both of San Antonio, Texas. She also leaves a large host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and other relatives, neighbors, and friends who all loved her and will miss her dearly. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, the late Robert E. Cockfield Sr., her son Thomas E. Kenon I, two sisters, LueBertha Miller and Adell Ammons, and two brothers, Benny Smith Sr. and John Frank Smith. Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Wednesday, December 29, 2021 at the Star of Hope Full Gospel Church with a visitation one-hour prior beginning at 10 am. Bishop Joseph Johnson is the host pastor. Pastor Frances Kenon of Cornerstone Baptist Church will officiate and Bishop-Elect Robert E. Cockfield, Jr. of Get Up Ministries, San Antonio, TX will bring forth the Eulogy. Edna will be laid to rest at Parkview Cemetery. Simons Mortuary has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at SimonsMortuary.com. The service will be live streamed on Simons Mortuary's Website or Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Simons-Mortuary-232095303487150 promptly AT THE TIME OF THE SERVICE. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, social distancing is encouraged to be consistent with recommendations from the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA), funeral home directors have been instructed and should follow CDC guidelines on gatherings, including those directly related to funerals, visitations, or graveside services. *In an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, we ask that everyone in attendance: wear a face mask and refrain from hugging, kissing and shaking hands (as hard as it is to see someone you care about and not touch them). *It is our responsibility as a Funeral Directors, to do everything we can to advise families in order to honor our beloved Families and to keep everyone as safe as possible. Thanks in advance for your cooperation!
Mrs. Edna Louise Cockfield, 85, of Peoria, IL, transitioned from this life at 10:48 am on Sunday, December 19, 2021 in UnityPoint Health Methodist Hospital in Peoria, Illinois. Edna was born on February 28, 1936, in Mount Olive, North Carolina... View Obituary & Service Information
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