Mark Stevens Mayfield1

M, #393, b. 12 August 1956, d. 27 June 2014
Last Edited=27 Oct 2016
     Mark Stevens Mayfield, son of Charles Russell Mayfield and Dorothy Dell Fail, was born on 12 August 1956.2 Mark Stevens Mayfield was the son of Charles Russell Mayfield and Dorothy Dell Fail.

Mark Stevens Mayfield married Robin (?) on 21 August 1982.3,4

Mark Stevens Mayfield died on 27 June 2014 at age 57. From the website obits.dignitymemorials.com, The Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home, 1161 Highland Colony Parkway, Ridgeland, Mississippi:

Mark Stevens Mayfield, 57, passed away on June 27, 2014. He was a great man, a loving father and husband, a true Southern gentleman, and a gentle human being. A Christian, he is now at rest with his Heavenly Father. Born in 1956 to Charles and Dorothy (Dell) Mayfield in Laurel, Mississippi, he was the first of their three children. Mark spent his very early years growing up in Bay Springs, Mississippi, and in 1962 his family moved to Jackson, Mississippi. He graduated from Jackson Preparatory School and later attended the University of Mississippi and the University of Mississippi School of Law where he earned his Juris Doctorate degree. He was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. Upon receiving his law degree in 1981, he came back to Jackson and practiced real estate law with his father for 19 years until his father's death in 2002. Mark met the love of his life, Robin Reeves, at the Mississippi Bar Convention, and they were married in 1982. They are blessed with two sons, Owen and William, both of whom graduated from St. Andrew's Episcopal School and the University of Mississippi. Mark was an active and respected member of First Baptist Church Jackson and was also involved in Bill Boteler's Sunday School class, with community activities and the many interests of his sons. He was an engaged member of the St. Andrew's Episcopal School community. Mark was an influential figure in Jackson business and many social and political organizations. He was a member of the Mississippi and American Bar Associations. A participant in the Tri-County Mountain Bike Association, Mark was an exercise and fitness enthusiast who loved riding his mountain and road bikes with his friends and two sons. He enjoyed swimming and running and completed many triathlons during his life. Mark always enjoyed spending quality time with his family and friends, such as his Primos breakfast gatherings and Friday lunches of the Jackson Club at River Hills with good friends and colleagues. He was a man who always put the interests of others first and had a pure, authentic interest in everyone he met. He was a mentor, a coach, and an important role model for so many in his life. He absolutely loved connecting people and bringing them together. He had a great love for the State of Mississippi and the United States of America. Always thinking of others, Mark deeply loved God, his family and his friends. He exhibited a genuine servant's spirit in all of his relationships. Mark is preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Dell, younger brother, Russ, and sister, Robin. Mark is survived by his wife, Robin; sons, Owen and William; uncles, Charlie Fail (Dot) and Joseph Fail (Nancy); cousins, Donna Alexander (William), Cy Fail (Pamela), Joey Gardner (James), Brandi Callison (Alan), and many second cousins, nieces and nephews, brothers-in-law, and sisters-in-law, who loved him dearly.

Visitation will be held at First Baptist Church Jackson on Monday, June 30th, from 4pm to 7pm and on Tuesday, July 1st, at 9am. The service will be held at First Baptist Church Jackson on Tuesday, July 1st, at 10am. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Foreign Missions and the Tri-County Mountain Bike Association.3

Citations

  1. [S230] Interview with Charles and Dell Mayfield (informant address private) , by this researcher, 2001. Notes of this interview are in the personal records of this researcher (Florence, Pinal County, Arizona).
  2. [S36] Newspaper Obituary, unknown newspaper photocopy or digital copy is in the personal records of this researcher, Florence, Pinal County, Arizona.
  3. [S124] Personal knowledge of this researcher, Lynell Arnott (Florence, Arizona), from family connections and information from family member's direct knowledge of events.
  4. [S169] Letter from Joanne Stevens Dalton (author address private) to this researcher, 9 February 2002 and following; photocopy or digital copy is in the personal records of this researcher (Florence, Pinal County, Arizona), Email received 25 apr 2016.