Mrs. Frances Roberta Morrison Mayfield, 96, was born in Iredell County on August 20, 1922, and was the daughter of the late Dump and Ida Reid Morrison. She departed this life on Friday, December 21, 2018, following a brief illness.
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She attended Rosenwald School and the Iredell County School System. She was a lifelong member of Clark’s Chapel Baptist Church where she was a member of the Senior Choir, past Church Secretary and a Missionary, and was the Mother of the Year for the Statesville Branch of the NAACP.
In addition to her parents, she as preceded in death by her husband, Newt Mayfield, one daughter, Geraldine Mayfield, three brothers, James E. Morrison, Sr., Pearl Morrison, and Billy Ray “Bill” Morrison; and four sisters, Margaret Morrison, Willie M. Watts, Virginia McGirt, Mary Catherine Carruth and Mildred Sloan.
She leaves to cherish the memory of her life, two sons, David (Beverly) Mayfield of Augusta, Georgia and Verlin (Teyka) Mayfield of Charlotte; one brother, Max Morrison of Statesville; two sisters, Eddie Bell Grant and JoAnn (James) Ramsey, both of Statesville; two grandchildren, Kevin (Yolanda) Friend of Chevy Chase, Maryland and Bethany Gainey of Memphis, Tennessee; five great grandchildren, Aiden Friend of Chevy Chase, Maryland, Landy Jackson of Charlotte, Austin Friend, Pierce Friend and Lennox Friend, all of Chevy Chase, Maryland; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Celebration of Life Services will be conducted Thursday, December 27, 2018, at 12:00 noon at Clark's Chapel Baptist Church. Rev. Dr. Dietrich A. M. Danner, Pastor, will officiate and burial will follow in the Church Cemetery.
Mrs. Mayfield will remain at Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home until taken to the church to lie in state at 10:30 a.m. Members of the family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon, one hour prior to the service.
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