Elizabeth Sally Mayfield
Elizabeth Sally Mayfield was born in Denver, Colorado on December 30, 1939 to her parents, Francis Alberta Hill and Arthur Mayfield. She was the eighth child born to this union and was raised with her siblings, Gloria, Alice, Henrietta, Nelly, Juanita, Clifford, Lawrence, David, Joe, Arthur, Louie, Gene, Terrance, Timothy and Ernest. A large family indeed, they stuck together and ensured to provide the support needed to raise their family.
Growing up, Elizabeth did not hesitate to stick up for herself. She took on her brothers in wrestling and made sure that they knew that she was always willing to put up a fight. Elizabeth received her education through Annunciation Catholic School in Denver, Colorado. She was a devout catholic that abided in catholic doctrine her entire life. She was a faithful member of Cure d’Ars Catholic Church.
Following high school, Elizabeth gained employment at Woolworth’s where she was later promoted to supervisor. She always performed her duties with a spirit of excellence and committed 35 years to Woolworth’s until the company closed. She also worked at an Orphanage for several months.
In 1971, Elizabeth was introduced to a young man named Ernest Reed by her sister, Alice. Ernest spoiled Elizabeth, showering her with gifts often. He even treated her children, Chester, Pamela, Evelyn, Penny and Cynthia as if they were his own.
To know Elizabeth was to love her, she loved being around family and often encouraged people to “keep the faith”. As her children grew, she taught them how to cook, how to play jacks and emphasized the importance of knowing and understanding scripture. Elizabeth gained an additional source of pride and joy when her grandchildren, Demontae Pate, Tiara Sullivan, Darnel Wilson, Charona L. Wilson, Nikengie Wilson, Tim Daniels, Shamaja Daniels, Tyree Tolbert and Jada Tolbert were born. Her grandchildren fondly recall going to the store with her daily; staying the weekends over her house where they would eat popcorn and M&M’s while watching Disney movies, and her teachings on how to count money.
In her free time, Elizabeth enjoyed hanging out with her family, playing bingo, purchasing scratch tickets, talking to her brothers and sisters on the phone, watching her favorite tv shows (Smallville, Soap Operas, Touched By An Angel) and routinely doing her Rosary.
Elizabeth’s impact was endless, she blessed many people in this world and treated everyone with kindness and respect. We will miss this amazing woman of God.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Francis and Arthur Mayfield; son, Chester Mayfield; daughter, Pamela; sisters, Gloria Minggia, Alice Napue, Henrietta Thomas, and Nelly Moore; brothers, Clifford Mayfield, David Mayfield, Joe Mayfield, Louie Mayfield, Gene Mayfield, and Timothy Mayfield.
Elizabeth passed away into the embrace of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on October 24, 2022. Those left to cherish her memory include her children, Cynthia Pate-Tolbert, Evelyn Wilson, and Penny Pate; 9 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.