She was a proud graduate of College Hill High School and attended Cleveland State Community College.
She worked in the Bradley County Executive Office for many years.
She was the first black female deputy under Lamar Lawson and was a juvenile officer under his administration. She was also a probation officer.
She was also the first black female elected to the Cleveland City Council. She was a Red Cross volunteer where she was a swimming instructor.
She was a member of Saint James Cumberland Presbyterian Church and attended Maple Street Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Haile S. Westfield Sr.; and her mother, Ella B. Young.
She is survived by her children: Haile Westfield Jr. and wife, Yolanda Collins Westfield, of Chattanooga and Orlando Westfield, Omelia Westfield Powers and Boris Westfield, all of Cleveland; seven grandchildren: Haile Gibson III, Bathsheba Gibson and Vanna Lynn Gibson, all of North Carolina and Katie Dills, Kamran Westfield, Simone Westfield and Julian Westfield, all of Cleveland; several nieces and nephews; and special friends: Dewayne Hicks, Brian Smith, Paul Ezell and Warren Batts.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012, at Ralph Buckner Funeral Home with Mayor Tom Rowland and Miles Howard officiating.
A white dove release ceremony will conclude the service.
The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home prior to the service.
You are invited to send a message of condolence and view the Westfield family guest book at www.ralphbuckner.com.