Obits: Inez Baker Mayfield

Published 12:00 am Thursday, August 28, 2014

Inez Baker Mayfield

Inez Baker Mayfield, 93, died on Aug. 19, 2014. 

She was born to the late Lettie Merritt and William Henry Baker on Aug. 1, 1921 in Franklin County, Ga. She was the youngest of 10 children, all of whom preceded her in death. She attended Davie County Schools. In 1970 she earned her nursing assistant and home care for the aged certificate from Davidson County Community College. She retired from Autumn Care of Mocksville after 35 years. After her retirement, she was a home health care provider with the Davie CAP program. She was a faithful member of Shiloh Baptist Church where she used her talents and skills. She was the president of the Chancel Choir, a member of the Spiritual Choir, the Senior Missionary Department, Pastor’s Aide, Deaconess Board, and Head of the Social Committee. She was a great cook, gardener, and a detailed seamstress. She used her sewing talent to generate income for the home. Whatever she set her mind to do, she did it with pride. She will be remembered for her quiet gentle spirit, quick wit, and the tenacity that allowed her to achieve anything she set her mind to.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Mayfield Sr.; 2 sons, Clyde Mayfield Jr. and Jimmy Mayfield; and 3 grandchildren.

Survivors: daughters, Annell Barker, Priscilla Williams, Valerie (Hezekiah) Poag, and Syandra Mayfield, all of Mocksville; a daughter-in-law, Bertha Mayfield; a son-in-law, George R. Williams; 16 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives and friends. 

Her funeral service was held Sunday, Aug. 24 at 3:30 p.m. at Shiloh Baptist Church in Mocksville. Pastor Ruby Clark officiated and the Rev. Joe B. Clark delivered the eulogy. Burial followed in the church cemetery. The family received friends at the church 30 minutes before the service. 

Memorials: Shiloh Baptist, PO Box 188. 

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