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July 3, 1961 ~ October 19, 2023 (age 62) 62 Years Old
Rufus Whitaker was born July 3, 1961, to Sara Louise and Rufus Whitaker in San Diego, CA.
Rufus was a loving father, brother, uncle, and friend. He was a giver, and you could count on him for anything. He loved cooking meals and would give you the shirt off his back. Rufus loved sending money to charities.
He was a janitor and caregiver for many years, until his health failed him.
He was preceded in death by his father, Rufus Ben Whitaker; mother, Sara Louise Whitakers; brothers, Minuard Moses, Eric Whitaker; sisters, Barbara Harris, and Debbie Whitaker.
He leaves to cherish his memories: wife, Shelia Asberry Whitaker; stepsons, Richard Cunningham, Jr., Darian Edwards, De’Veon Asberry, Leonard Coulter; daughter, Ti’erra Coulter; brother, Jeff Whitaker, Sammy Pinwkey; sisters, Deloris Whitaker, Betty Whitaker; Auntie Claudtte Davis; sixteen grandchildren, one great grandchild and a host of nieces, nephews, family, and friends.