Earl Everett Mayfield, Sr.

Published in Jennings Daily News July 31, 2018
Tuesday, July 31, 2018

The family of Earl Everett Mayfield, Sr., 93, of Jennings regretfully announce his passing from this life on Thursday, July 26, 2018.

Funeral services to honor Earl’s life will be held at Matthews and Son Funeral Home Chapel in Jennings today, Tuesday, July 31, 2018, at 11 a.m., with Msgr. Ronald Groth officiating.

Visitation was held at the funeral home beginning on Monday, July 30, from 5-7 p.m., with a rosary recited at 6 p.m. The family requests that visitation resume today, Tuesday, July 31, from 8 a.m. until the time of his service.

Earl’s family is honoring his wishes to be cremated and burial will follow at a later date.

He was born in Kinder to Rollie Gordon Mayfield and Lena Mae Alphonse Mayfield on Sept. 13, 1924. Earl served our country honorably in the United States Army. He worked for Gulf States Utilities for 39 years until he retired. Earl was a member of the American Legion and served as a Blue Angel for 14 years at the Jennings American Legion Hospital. He also served for many years as an umpire for the Jennings youth softball summer programs. Earl was truly cherished and loved by many. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Earl is survived by his son, Earl Everett Mayfield, Jr. (Marilyn) of Atlanta, Ga.; his daughter, Patricia Frances Mayfield of Lafayette; his son-in-law, Bruce Brown of Lafayette; his granddaughter, Beth Gearheard (Nall) of Atlanta, Ga.; his three great-grandchildren, Eli, Walker and Ella Grace Gearheard, all of Atlanta, Ga.; his brother, Norman Johnson, Jr. of The Woodlands, Texas; and his two sisters, Dorothy Mayfield of Lake Charles and Mary Louise Manuel of Kinder.

Earl was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 73 years, Ethel Leger Mayfield; his parents, Rollie and Lena Mayfield; his daughter, Barbara Ann Mayfield Brown; his sister, Ruby Mayfield Creswell; and his two brothers, Rollie Gordon “R.G.” Mayfield, and Glen Mayfield.

To extend online condolences, please visit www.matthewsandsonfuneralhome.net.

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