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  • Thursday, April 25, 2019
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Harden Funeral Home
  • Sunday, April 28, 2019
    I pray for strength beyond normal. My sympathy to you and your family. God does not cause death right now. Ecclesiastes 9:11. The Lords prayer "Thy kingdom come thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven."This is a Government this is what it will bring. Matthew 6:10; Dan 2:44. No more sickness, pain, mourning, no more death. Revelations 21:3-5. The dead will live again on Earth. Act 24:15. Look up all the scriptures you will see all this is true. For more information free and comfort email me at. All is free as Jesus said go free give free. As it comes from him.
    ~ kathy   Graham, NC
  • Saturday, May 4, 2019
    Harold will truly missed, so sorry for the families loss.
    ~ David and Carolyn Sullins   Cedartown, GA
  • Tuesday, May 7, 2019
    Interesting obit for an interesting and admirable human being. I learned several things about Harold's early life that I did not know though I had the honor, and pleasure, of being his colleague for many years. What a magnificent asset he was on the KSU campus. RIP, Big Guy! TK
    ~ Tom Keene   Athens, IN
  • Monday, May 6, 2019
    Dr. Wingfield: Thank you for caring enough to commit your life to social justice. I am refreshed by the belief that you touched many students who, inspired by your teachings, are also committed to such justice. May your soul rest in perfect peace.
    ~ Patricia Ikegwuonu
  • Monday, May 6, 2019
    Dr. Winfield made an powerful contribution to the cause of social justice at KSU during the years we both taught there. My deepest sympathies to his family.
    ~ Roberta Griffin   Marietta, GA
  • Monday, May 6, 2019
    I am so sorry for your loss. I will always remember Harold in his Birkenstock shoes, jeans and an untucked shirt walking through the halls of the Political Science department. He was my colleague and friend. He was admired by everyone who knew him. I wish your family peace.
    ~ Carol Pierannunzi   Atlanta, GA
  • Thursday, May 9, 2019
    Barry and Kristen, our prayers are with you as you celebrate the life and legacy of your father. It was an honor to call him my colleague and friend. May Dr. Wingfield Rest In Peace. Love, Ann , Don and Michelle Smith
    ~ Ann Smith   Kennesaw, GA
  • Tuesday, May 21, 2019
    Our condolences goes to you and yours in this most difficult time . May you find strength from the words of 2 Corinthians 1:3, 4 which reads: “Praised be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our trials so that we may be able to comfort others in any sort of trial with the comfort that we receive from God." What a loving God who cares about each one of us, and is ready to help us in 9ur m9st difficult moments if we allow him to. (John 5:14) He didn't intend for us to grow old and die. He thus has made the SURE promise of a resurrection right here on earth when it is restored to a beautiful paradise (Psalms 37:9-11, 29; Acts 24:15; Isaiah 55;11). Can you see yourself welcoming back to life your loved ones? What a joy it will bring all of us. You can go online to JW.ORG and find out more about this resurrection.
    ~ R&R Lopez
  • Tuesday, June 11, 2019
    I have such fond memories of Harold. To all his family and friends: please accept my condolences.
    ~ Michele Zebich-Knos   Los Angeles, CA
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The book of life for Dr. Harold Lloyd Wingfield closed on the morning of Thursday, April 25, 2019, bringing profound sadness to his family and friends.  Born September 22, 1942 in Danville, Virginia, Harold grew up in Washington, Georgia.  After graduating Wilkes County Training School in 1961, Harold moved to Washington, D.C. to attend the prestigious Howard University.  At that time, he enrolled as a pre-med major with the intention of becoming a neurosurgeon.  Instead, his passion for social justice and leadership was ignited.  Surrounded by classmates such as Stokley Carmichael and H. Rap Brown, Harold participated in his first civil rights demonstration, and became an active member of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee - SNCC.  The following year, Harold transferred to Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee, where he met John Lewis and others who would influence his decision to dedicate his life to social justice for all.  During his time at Fisk University, Harold was drafted into the army to serve his country in the Vietnam War.  Following his time in the army, he returned to Fisk University and completed his Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science in 1970.  From there Harold moved to Oregon to attend graduate school at the University of Oregon where he earned his Masters and PhD in Political Science. 
Dr. Wingfield had a prestigious career in higher education beginning with a teaching position at the University of Rhode Island, and concluding at Kennesaw State University in Georgia where he retired as Professor Emeritus of Political Science in 2011.  During his career, he distinguished himself as a champion for justice, a scholar, and an exceptional teacher and mentor.  He received numerous awards for his achievements.  He not only leaves a legacy in higher education but also one with the organizations with which he served including the National Conference of Black Political Scientists - NCOBPS, Polk County School Board, and Georgia School Board Association.  He also contributed to religious, social, cultural, educational, civic, political, and military groups. 
Dr. Wingfield was passionate, animated, confident, and bold.  He was loyal and generous to those he loved, readily offering his time, encouragement, and advice.  He was at his best when debating sociopolitical issues.  Harold enjoyed long walks with his dog, traveling and fine dining with family and friends.  Left to cherish his memories include his son Barry, his daughter-in-law Kristen, his grandson Kassius, as well as close friends, former colleagues, and students.  His example will inspire many for years to come.