Mother Mable Ardelia Cofield was born on May 31, 1922, in Ketchup, Arkansas, to George and Mary Frances Coggs. She was the third oldest of six children.
Mable was preceded in death by her parents George and Mary Frances Coggs Sr. her husband’s Carl Campbell, and Deacon Sylvester Cofield, her brothers George Henry Coggs Jr, Romeo Coggs, sisters Josephine Kemper, Lettie Thomas, and Mother Evelyn Lee “Baby Sis." (Deceased August 27, 2020).
Mother Cofield grew up in Kansas City, Kansas, where she received her formal education in the Kansas City Kansas Public School System. She graduated from Sumner High School, which at that time was an all-black high school.
Mother Cofield met and married Carl Charles Campbell in 1943. To this union, eight children were born: seven daughters and one son. Additionally, he preceded her in death.
Mother Cofield and Deacon Sylvester Cofield knew each other for years before they were united in marriage on August 27, 1988. Sylvester Cofield asked all eight children individually for her hand in marriage. Deacon Sylvester Cofield preceded her in death on May 8, 2012.
Mother Cofield loved the Lord Jesus Christ and began her Christian walk at an early age under Madden Temple Church of God in Christ. She served in the Youth Department of Madden Temple in 1984, was rewarded the Leadership and Service Appreciation Award in 2002. For many years, Mother Cofield was over the Hospitality Department, a church choir member, and with her three sisters sang as a quartette together.
She served faithfully in all aspects when needed at Madden Temple COGIC. Mother Cofield was a member of the Mothers Board since 2005 and subsequently was appointed Senior Church Mother by Pastor Lee Allen Spight on May 10, 2015. She traveled to the National COGIC Conventions in Memphis, Tennessee, Azusa Conference in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and attended numerous other conferences throughout the United States. Mother Cofield was loved by so many; she always knew how to brighten someone's day and make them feel loved. Her outlook on life was inspiring. She nourished her flowers just as she nourished the people she encountered.
If you were blessed to spend time in her presence, you were forever changed. Because she loved to cook, garden, sing, most of all she loved her flowers. Her strong faith in God helped her to overcome many obstacles in life and was the foundation for her passionate advocacy for others. Mother Cofield was a faithful servant putting others before herself, never self-serving or looking for anything in return. Her many sacrifices and love for her children and family is her firm foundation. She was a Prayer Warrior that was a blessing to many. Her legacy will live on in the hearts and minds of everyone she interacted with and those she reached and never met
Mother Cofield leaves to cherish eight children: Sandra Ferguson (Glen), Fresno, California; Shelia Campbell, Kansas City, Ks; Deborah Sowell (Clifford), Independence, MO, Alicia Williams (Winford), Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; Terry Gant (Clyde), Kansas City, KS, Ellen Moore, Kansas City, KS, Marilyn Handson, Olathe, KS; and Charles Campbell, Kansas City, MO. She had 23 grandchildren, many many great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
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