Wednesday, July 2, 2014 1:00 PM
Mark Stevens Mayfield, 57, died June 27, 2014.
Services were held on July 1, 2014, at First Baptist Church in Jackson. Born in 1956 to Charles and Dorothy (Dell) Mayfield in Laurel, he was the first of their three children. Mark spent his very early years growing up in Bay Springs, and in 1962 his family moved to Jackson, Mississippi. He graduated from Jackson Preparatory School and later attended the University of Mississippi and the University of Mississippi School of Law where he earned his Juris Doctorate degree. He was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. Upon receiving his law degree in 1981, he came back to Jackson and practiced real estate law with his father for 19 years until his father's death in 2002. Mark was a member of First Baptist Church Jackson and was also involved in Bill Boteler's Sunday School class. He was an active member of the St. Andrew's Episcopal School community, the Mississippi and American Bar Associations, and the Tri-County Mountain Bike Association. Mark is preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Dell, younger brother, Russ, and sister, Robin. Mark is survived by his wife, Robin; sons, Owen and William; uncles, Charlie Fail (Dot) and Joseph Fail (Nancy); cousins, Donna Alexander (William), Cy Fail (Pamela), Joey Gardner (James), Brandi Callison (Alan), and many second cousins, nieces and nephews, brothers-in-law, and sisters-in-law. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Jackson Foreign Missions or the Tri-County Mountain Bike Association.