Ms. Vera Raynell "Sissy" Mayfield of Petersburg, Va., departed this life on Thursday, April 24, 2014, at the age of 61.

She was a native of Petersburg and attended Petersburg Public Schools. She also was a former employee of Brown and Williamson Tobacco Co., Sears and a nursing assistant.

Vera was preceded in death by her parents, Mary Jones and Raymond Reid; stepfather, Ernest "Hat" Jones Sr.; grandparents, Willie and Laura Rowlett, and Otis and Elizabeth Reid; two sisters, Denise Pajela and Ernestine Crenshaw.

Her memory will be lovingly cherished by her only daughter, Yolanda Garrett (Vincent); two sons, Tony Mayfield (Akida) and Carlos Johnson; grandchildren, Roderick (Brittni), Vincent Jr., Tony Jr., Miles, Zakira, Zariah and Kayla; great-grandchildren, Dillion and Kai; six brothers, Carl Reid, Alexander Reid, Bryan Reid, Raymond Reid Jr., Ernest Jones and Thomas Akins; six sisters, Earline Balthrop, Rita Epps, Regina Reid, Ann Reid, Gail Reid and Laura Reid; devoted friends, Tyrone Fields, Roberta, Queen and Lucy; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.

Services for Ms. Vera R. Mayfield will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at the Chapel of J.M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment Inc., 102 South Ave., Petersburg, Va.

The family will receive friends at 25029 Forest Ave, Petersburg, Va.

Family members and friends are invited to pay final tribute to Ms. Mayfield and watch the funeral services live online at

Funeral arrangements entrusted to the staff of J.M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment Inc., 102 South Ave., Petersburg, Va., 804-732-8911,

Funeral Home

J M Wilkerson Funeral Establishment, Inc.
102 South Avenue  Petersburg, VA 23803

Published in The Progress-Index on Apr. 28, 2014