SANDRA LORRAINE MAYFIELD, peacefully entered into rest at home in Buffalo, New York, on May 5, 2020, surrounded by her loving aunt, Marion Lela Mayfield. She was the oldest of three children born to the late Alfonso Geri Mayfield and Harriet Lucinda Johnson Mayfield in Cherry Point, North Carolina, on October 24, 1967. She was 52 years old.
Sandra Lorraine Mayfield’s siblings always an authoritative figure from the time that she was 12 years old. You could ask her about anything. She could pretty much give you the answer. She was always on the go. They used to look at their sister and say, “I want to be just like her in school.” She always had a giving, helping spirit.
Sandra Lorraine Mayfield earned many academic citations at School 74, School 61 and at the Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts. She graduated near the top of her class as an Art Major. She was such an incredible artist during this time that she had her own Art Booth two summers in a row at the Allentown Art Festival. She was also a featured student artist at the Albright Art Gallery. Sandra Lorraine Mayfield graduated from Bryant Stratton Business School. She also earned New York State Health Aide Certification.
Sandra Lorraine Mayfield’s first job was at Gutman’s Clothing Store, where she earned the rank of store manager. She helped her brother Anthony, obtain his first job at Gutman’s where he learned to steam woman’s dresses after school. She later became an accounting assistant at KeyBank. She moved into an assignment in the Interchange Operations Unit at Marine Midland Bank. Over this time, she demonstrated a keen ability in adapting to the ever changing face of the department. Her real pride, dependability and conscientious performance earned her “Spotlight” recognition in the bank’s newsletter. Sandra became a manager at a Day Care Center. Her last employers were the Visiting Nurses Association of Western New York and Health Force, where she worked for 15 years as a CNA (NYS Certified Nursing Assistant). Extra duties found her training new employees for both firms. These final years as a health care aide gave her a great opportunity to provide services to people who needed it. All of her patients loved her and her loved her patients.
As Sandra Lorraine Mayfield became ill, her desire to continue helping others did not stop. She just was not as mobile, but her resources were always great. She loved helping family members with financial advise and healthcare. After her diagnosis as a CIPD (Chronic Inflammatory Peripheral Disease) Patient, Sandra Lorraine was a well-loved patient at Schofield Adult Day Care Center for about eleven years, where she made many friends. Sandra enjoyed going on field trips, playing cards and dominos, participating in physical and occupational therapy, as well as the lively conversations that dining with fellow patients enhanced. Schofield was where she met James Albert Livingston, who became her beloved soul mate, eleven years ago.
Sandra Lorraine Mayfield, predeceased by her father, Alfonso Geri Mayfield. She leaves to mourn her mother, Harriet Lucinda Johnson Mayfield, one sister, Karen Lynette Mayfield Taliaferro, one brother, Anthony Jermaine Mayfield, her Aunt Marion Lela Mayfield, her sister-in-law, Andrea Reed Mayfield, Amanda Jackson, her brother-in-law Michael Taliaferro and Josh Reed, several nieces and nephews, Antwonette Aleese Mayfield, Adriana Mayfield, Asyiana Mayfield, Anthony Valentino Mayfield, Shiloh Mayfield, Santino Mayfield, Mayfield, Dionna Mayfield. She will be deeply missed by all of her family and friends who knew her best.
Funeral services will be held at a later time at the convenience of the family.
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