Altheida Marie Mayfield

October 31, 1944June 14, 2021
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Mrs. Altheida Marie Mayfield, of Roswell, Georgia, passed away Monday, June 14, 2021 after a long, but courageous fight with cancer.

Altheida was born in Chicago, Illinois to Clifford Sims and Helen Holliday.

After spending time in foster care, she worked managing the books for a furniture store in Chicago Illinois before she met her late husband, Curtis Mayfield. They were blessed with over 26 years of marriage. Together, they loved and nurtured six beautiful children. Altheida became the primary care-taker of her husband after an accident in 1990 left him a quadriplegic. After caring for her husband in his final days, she worked as the Trustee and Administrator of the Curtis Mayfield Estate in 1999. In 2004, She founded the “Curtis Mayfield Foundation” in order to bless less fortunate students with music scholarships to help start their careers. The bond they shared opened so many doors for everyone around them.

Altheida was a very kind, generous, and tender soul. An amazing wife, mother, grandmother, educator, and friend. A phenomenal woman she was, leaving an everlasting impact on their lives. She enjoyed traveling, shopping, and spending time with her grandchildren. Her family and friends will forever remember her for her caring and loving spirit. Altheida was such a joy to be around.

Altheida Mayfield is preceded in death by her parents and loving husband.

She is survived by her three daughters; Carol Wallace, Timfany Mayfield, and Lena Mayfield; Daughter-in-law Inise Mayfield; four sons: Kirk Mayfield, LiBrian Mayfield, Cheaa Mayfield, and Blaise Mayfield; 15 grandchildren: William Bowles, Tre- Erica Wallace, Michael Mayfield, Curtis Mayfield, Isis Mayfield, Jaikayla Clarke, Evan Rubin, Taylor Scott, Elliot Rubin, LiBrian”Kalie” Mayfield, Ryder Brown, Charlotte& Isabelle Mayfield, Kirk Mayfield Jr., and Emory Edwards and a host of family and friends.

A private service will be held at Roswell Funeral Home for family and close friends.


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Jacqueline Crenshaw-Lockhart

June 28, 2021

My condolences to the Mayfield family. I will miss my friend, Altheida. “Though we were miles apart and years past since I last visited you, my love for you and your children has remained true over time. I will cherish our days together and all of the memories during my years in Atlanta. I know you are with the Lord, singing, dancing & laughing.”

Sergio Barahona

June 24, 2021

I want to wish all the friends and family condolences.. 🙏

Mrs. Mayfield was a very kind woman and helped me in a strong way when I was young and had a troubled personal home life. She always had great insight and let you know it wether it was good or bad. It has been over a 15yrs since I last seen her or any of the family, but I will always remember her for her kind soul especially when I needed it. May peace be with you Altheida!

Judy and Don Hausfeld

June 24, 2021

Altheida was a loving, friendly and beautiful person Inside and out. We had the blessing to live next to her since 2000 And had opportunity to meet most of her children and some of the grandchildren. She will be deeply missed. We keep all of her family in our prayers.

Letha Hartfield-McCullough

June 24, 2021

My Deepest condolences to the family especially the the children of which my heart is heavy. Altheida & Curtis we’re so kind to me and mine when we move to Georgia. My fondest memory of her is whenever I needed a babysitter she would always say “ Your 2 won’t make a difference over here…send them on”…I remember she was the most committed soul and friend to you. So thankful I have many memories. Rest in heaven beautiful
~Letha & Family

Mirna Hochberg

June 24, 2021

I will always cherish those special visits and dinner with Bill and me while you were visiting LA. I will miss your kindred spirit, your sweet voice, your big giving heart and your smile. Thank you for making me feel special. I am going to miss you. With all my love and admiration.

❤️ Mirna Icedo- Hochberg

Eunia Latinwo

June 23, 2021

Sending a heartfelt sympathy to the Mayfield family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Mrs. Mayfield, your beautiful and contagious smile will be missed. May your soul rest in eternal peace.

Love Always,
Yomi & Eunia Latinwo

William Hochberg

June 23, 2021

My deepest condolences to the Mayfield family and Altheida's many friends. My wife and I were blessed to have known her.

Kerone Georges

June 23, 2021

Our deepest condolences to the Mayfield family. May Mrs. Mayfield rest in glorious peace alongside her husband…all is well.

Best always,
John & Kerone Georges

Curtis Mayfield III

June 22, 2021

My deepest condolences to all.

Kenyatta Maddox Wade

June 22, 2021

I send my condolences and prayers for comfort 🙏🏽.

Kenyatta, Tomyia, Kai and the Maddox family


Altheida Mayfield 2010.


Altheida and Daughter-in-law Inise Mayfield


Altheida and childhood friend Jonas Perkins


Louis Armstrong Museum 2016


Altheida with Daughter-in-law Inise Mayfield


Altheida at the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis Tennessee. 2017


Altheida at the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis Tennessee for a book signing. 2017


Altheida with Sons; Cheaa & Kirk Mayfield. Daughters Lena & Timfany Mayfield. 1994


Altheida with son Cheaa Mayfield Los Angeles California. 2018