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 Cornell Mayfield, Jr

Cornell Mayfield, Jr

Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi, USA
Death 7 Dec 2010 (aged 62)
Manhattan, Riley County, Kansas, USA
Burial Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown
Memorial ID 62719548 · View Source
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Cornell Mayfield Jr., age 62, of Manhattan, died Tuesday December 7, 2010 at his residence.

He was born on February 14, 1948 in Jackson, Mississippi, the son of Cornell and Jessie Mayfield.

Cornell attended Kansas State University and graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in history and political science in 1970. He joined the Kansas Army National Guard in Manhattan and was in the Engineer Battalion/Armor Unit. He became the commander of the 436th Chemical Detachment of the United States Army Reserve in 1976.

Cornell was the first African-American fire fighter for the city of Manhattan in 1973. Mr. Mayfield worked for the City of Manhattan from 1975 until 1997. He was the Director of Human Resources and also served as the Equal Employment Opportunity Officer, he was an expert in Civil Rights Administration. Other areas Cornell worked in were as a liaison between the public and private employers and personnel and benefits plan and development administration.

After working for the City of Manhattan, Cornell worked for the Kansas Social and Rehabilitation Services as an economic assistant specialist. He also worked as a counselor of Housing and Credit Counseling of Topeka, and as an adjunct professor for Cloud County Community College in Junction City.

He was proud of many of the accomplishments he was able to achieve in his professional life. He was a member of the NAACP, the Regional Executive Council on Civil Rights, International Association of Official Human Rights Agencies, Sunflower Court of Appointed Special Advocates-21st District, International Personnel Management Association, and served on the Board of Directors Court Appointed Special Advocates.

He was the past president of the Kansas Human Relations Association, past president of the Manhattan Personnel Management Association and also was a past chairman on the board of directors for the United Way of Riley County, HomeCare, and Riley County Council of Social Agencies.

On July 19, 1993 in Manhattan, Cornell was united in marriage to Ester Carlock. She survives of the home.

He is also survived by his father Cornell Mayfield Sr. and a brother Bernard Mayfield both of Jackson, Mississippi. Additional survivors include a sister-in-law Velma Mayfield of San Antonio, Texas, 3 nephews, 1 niece, 1 great-nephew, 2 great-nieces and a host of cousins and other relatives.

Memorial services for Mr. Mayfield will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Chapel with Pastor Devin Wendt officiating. Private inurnment will be held at a later date in Mississippi.

The family of Mr. Mayfield will greet friends during a visitation from 3 until 5 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to the American Diabetes Association or The Boys and Girls Club of Manhattan. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.


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  • Created by: Roger
  • Added: 9 Dec 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 62719548
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Cornell Mayfield, Jr (14 Feb 1948–7 Dec 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 62719548, ; Maintained by Roger (contributor 46562712) Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown.