November 3, 1934 – March 22, 2020
Jimmy Mayfield passed away peacefully on March 22, 2020. He was 85. Jimmy was born in Sinton, Texas, on November 3, 1934 to Dennis Bruton Mayfield and Paralea Montgomery Mayfield. He received his degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas and was an avid Longhorn sports fan. After leaving college, he served his country in the United States Army. Jimmy lived most of his life in Metairie, Louisiana, where he served as Vice President and Principle Consultant at Lowell Johnston & Associates, Inc. for 25 years. In 2015, he received an American Society of Civil Engineers Offshore Technology Conference Hall of Fame Award for a paper he coauthored in 1987, Notes on Heavy Lifting, due to its lasting impact on the profession. He was an active member of Lake Villa Church of Christ in Metairie, Louisiana, until the loss of the building in Hurricane Katrina. He was then an active member of Southside Church of Christ in Gonzales, Louisiana. Jimmy was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend. He will be missed by all who knew him. Jimmy was preceded in death by his wife, Alma Lee Mayfield; his father, Dennis Mayfield; and his mother, Paralea Mayfield. He was survived by his brother, Alec Mayfield; son, Dale Mayfield; his daughters, Leslie Mayfield Hall and Kristi Mayfield; his grandchildren, David Meynard, Devin McCarthy, Cody Hall, Monica Mayfield Williams and Brittany Mayfield Pierce; and his great-grandchildren, Rylee McCarthy, Avery McCarthy, Krista Pierce, and Christopher Pierce. Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, a memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.
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August 3, 2020
It brings happy tears reading other people’s memories. Jimmy is my grandfather (PawPaw). I am so glad my kids got to meet him. Lee (MawMaw) passed a few weeks before my first child was born. I am sad we didn’t get to spend more years with them but I am so grateful for the time we did have! Love you MawMaw & PawPaw! We miss you both so much! Thanks for always being there when we needed you!
Lina Wise Striedel
May 2, 2020
I've known Jimmy since I was seven years old and also Lee. Our families worshiped together at the Borden St church of Christ in Sinton, Texas.
I was a bridesmate in their wedding.in Sinton, Texas. We all lived in Austin, Texas at the same time while Jimmy and my husband Elridge were finishing college. Lee and I worked at a eighteen hairdresser shop at the same time.
While they lived in Meterie. We visited them several times.
Loved them both so much.
Lina Wise Striedel
May 1, 2020
What a blessing to have been a part of Mr. Jimmy's life. He was a gentle and loving man who, along with Ms. Lee, taught me more than anyone will ever know. I am a better person for being surrounded by this family. My love and condolences to you all.
April 17, 2020
My condolences to all Jim's family. What a Good man he was in many ways. This world has lost a very devout and kind person. I was proud to be your brother-in-law. MAY U REST IN PEACE.
April 10, 2020
So Proud to call this Man my Dad... He will be missed terribly.
Love You Daddy!! Tell Mama Hi for me!