Helen Harris Mayfield, 90, of Troutman, N.C., passed away on Saturday, November 16, 2019, at her residence surrounded by her family.
Helen was born May 30, 1929, in Statesville, N.C., and was the daughter of the late Paul Revere Harris Sr. and Carrie Daniels Harris. She was a graduate of Statesville High School and on January 21, 1949, was married to Ben Gordon Mayfield. Helen retired from Troutman Industries and was a former member of New Perth ARP Church in Troutman, where she was a member of Lois Hood Bible Class and Circle # 1. She loved babysitting her grandchildren and working in her yard.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Dot Harmon Deal, Ruth Ellen Ostwalt and as an infant, Betty Jo Harris; a brother, Paul R. Harris Jr. and a great-granddaughter, Haven Mae Lanning.
Helen is survived by her husband of 70 years, Ben Gordon Mayfield; two sons, Melton Gordon Mayfield and wife Joanie of Lancaster, S.C., and David Harris Mayfield and wife Angie of Mooresville, N.C.; her daughter and caregiver, Brenda Mayfield Morrow and husband Rick of Troutman; two brothers, Melvin Harris and wife Shirley, and J.D. Harris and wife Marie; seven grandchildren, Ray Mayfield, Krista Lanning, Chad Morrow, Chasney Morrow Diem (also her caregiver), Charles Morrow, Spencer Mayfield, Ben Mayfield; nine great-grandchildren; five step great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, November 21, 2019, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Troutman Funeral Home. A Memorial service will be held at a later date with a private family burial.
In Lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Hospice of Iredell County, 2341 Simonton Road, Statesville, NC 28625; or the Troutman Fire Department, P.O. Box 22, Troutman, NC 28166.
On-line condolences may be made to the family at www.troutmanfuneralhome.com.
Troutman Funeral Home is serving the family of Helen Harris Mayfield.