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Death of Sandy Mayfield

Sandy is the mother of Update editor, Elizabeth Mullins, and mother-in-law to regional director Anthony Mullins.

At the age of 84, Sandra “Sandy” Suzette Mayfield died resting in the finished work of Jesus Christ. Sandy was born on June 12, 1938, in Clendenin, WV. She received her Bachelor of Education from Fairmont State University and loved being a teacher. She taught elementary school in Washington DC, Miami, FL, Cincinnati, OH, and Huntington, WV. She began attending our denomination in 1973.

Sandy is survived by her beloved husband of 58 years, Jim Mayfield of Winfield, WV, and her daughters, Emma Lee (Paul David) Kurts and Elizabeth (Anthony) Mullins of NC. Her four grandchildren in NC are Sarah (Trevor) McGuire, LeeAnna Gill, James Kurts, and Michael (Ashleigh) Kurts, and her great-granddaughter is Riley McGuire.

She adored her family, sharing meals and playing board games with them. She preferred to be outdoors, gardening (vegetable and ornamental) and birdwatching. She loved her pets, reading, and puzzles. She was one-of-kind, truly ornery, and “anything but vanilla” (as she always said about ice cream.)

Sandy is hidden in Christ, which is precisely why her life mattered and why she will be fiercely missed.

6 thoughts on “Death of Sandy Mayfield”

  1. I’m saddened to read about the passing of Mrs. Sandy Mayfield and wished that I had known her personally. She definitely raised 2 amazing daughters whom I am blessed to know…. Emma Lee and Elizabeth. I love their passion for the Lord and their continuous kindness so I can only imagine what their mom was like. My condolences to the Mayfield extended family. Love, Stacey Meade in Charlotte, NC

  2. Dear Jim and Family,

    Please accept our sincere condolences during this time of grief.

    In Him,
    Santiago and Elke

    “Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day… unseen, unheard, but always near, still loved, still missed and very dear.”—Unknown

  3. Dear Elizabeth, so sorry to hear of your mother passing. You are so blessed to have had her around as long as you did. When my mother died 40 years ago, I felt sad she did not get to see her grandchildren and great grandchildren. God knows how much we miss our parents when they pass. My hope is that you cherish the many happy memories you have of your sweet mother and it helps you through the process. Always thankful for your contributions of time and talent to our GCI family.

  4. My heartfelt condolences to you, Elizabeth and Anthony and to your family. I am very sorry you lost your loving and amazing mom. My love and prayers to you.

  5. Elizabeth, Anthony and the girls, I never met your mom/grandmom, but I’m impressed by the description of “truly ornery, and ‘anything but vanilla.’” Those terms conjure up mental pictures of surprise, laughter and a big heart. Thank you for sharing these snippets of her life. I look forward to meeting her one day.

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