Paradise Funeral Home
10401 West Montgomery
Houston, TX 77088
281- 445-1201


Mrs. Mary Jane Mayfield

September 7, 1935 - September 12, 2012

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Mrs. Mary Jane Mayfield, a resident of Houston, Texas, was born in Opelousas, Louisiana to Joseph and Mary Citizen on March 7, 1935. She married John Retell Mayfield of Opelousas, Louisiana. To that union six children were born: Carolyn Ann (Lenell Lewis), John Retell, Jr., Cynthia Marie (Earl Donahue), Christopher, Janet Leigh, and Joseph Karl. She has nine grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Mrs. Mayfield was preceded in death by her parents Joseph and Mary Louise Citizen; one son, John Retell, Jr.; two sisters, Elvina Chachere and Loretta Lewis; and one brother, Frances Citizen.

Mary Jane Mayfield was granted her angel wings on September 12, 2012. Her final days were spent surrounded by family and friends whom Mary touched in some small way throughout her memorable life.

Mary’s life would seem too short for many, but those who were touched by her understood that the quality of existence far exceeds the quantity of time in which one lives. Her gentle smile and warm touch brought so much joy to her family.

She gave us all such courage and hope, and reminded us of the precious gift of life. She loved spending time with her little dog named Cutie, but most of all her family and friends whom she cherished.