Susan Woods Ray Mayfield
1940 - 2015
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Susan Woods Ray Mayfield, age 74, passed away Wednesday, the 20th of May 2015, in Houston, from the effects of a stroke.
A more detailed and specific obituary is to be published in Sunday's edition.
Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family from six o'clock until eight o'clock in the evening on Tuesday, the 26th of May, in the parlor and grand foyer of Geo. H. Lewis & Sons, 1010 Bering Drive in Houston.
The memorial service is to be conducted at two o'clock in the afternoon on Wednesday, the 27th of May, at St Martin's Episcopal Church, 717 Sage Road, where The Rev. Russell J. Levenson, Jr., Rector, is to officiate.
Prior to the service, the family will have gathered for a private interment at Glenwood Cemetery.

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Published in Houston Chronicle on May 22, 2015.
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February 19, 2016
Taylor Gilliam
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Taylor Gilliam
June 2, 2015
Fondly remember Susan's singing and marvelous participation and hosting for the Houston Culinary Guild, fun times indeed. A woman of many talents, she will be missed. Blessings and condolences to the family.
Virginia Mampre
May 27, 2015
Susan, "Beautiful blue eyes", friends and family we have shared for 60 years. Loving, caring, strong, you were a blessing to family and friends. Always to be remembered.
Dearest love to your amazing family , may you find pease in knowing that she is souring with the Angels in Gods heavenly kingdom.
May 26, 2015
To my choir tour roomie with whom our musical souls and laughing spirits enjoyed sharing every moment in London and England, you made our hearts sing always and now you will sing unto the
Lord himself forever and ever. Sharon Ley Lietzow
May 26, 2015
My Prayers and thoughts are with all of Mrs. Mayfields family. Your family has touched my heart. May God Bless and comfort you all.
Cheryl Cochran
May 26, 2015
Jack, sorry for your loss of Susan. She was very special. Hope to see you in Hunt. Ford Smith
May 26, 2015
Our thoughts and prayers are with you Joanie.
Clark Glickman
May 25, 2015
I remember Susan as a vivacious and caring person. She had the most engaging smile. My condolences to the family and her many friends who will miss her very much.
Ava Pereira

Ava Pereira
May 24, 2015
Joanie, Ellen and family, I send my heartfelt condolences to you all. Your mom was a beautiful woman inside and out. Her joyful spirit was always evident and I know she is in a peaceful, beautiful eternity.
Eileen Baird Askew
May 24, 2015
To all of Susan's family, I will forever feel blessed to have been a friend of Susan's, and may God bless all of you with a multitude of happy memories of this beautiful, fun, funny, and talented lady with the voice of an angel. With love and sympathy, Linda Denison. ❤
Linda Denison
May 24, 2015
Marcelle and I are very truly sorry for your loss of our sweet Susan. Your kind, loving and very generous gestures have been just a small part of how you've been there for not just Susan, but Tommy, Nancy, Ellen and Joanie. You gave them a security they had never known, and I wanted to thank you for that. You are a very thoughtful man - thank you for including Russ and me in the full day Wednesday. You take such wonderful care of all of us. You have been in our daily thoughts and prayers.

Bleakney & Marcelle
Bleakney Ray
May 24, 2015
My condolences to the Mayfield family. She was a client of our salon and always had a smile on her face. I ran into her on many occasions in the past year and she looked frail but never complained...always smiled and we would talk briefly.
S Obermeyer
May 24, 2015
I'm in POC reading this and remembering your sweet mom, her laugh and all the good times we spent at your house here, where we were always welcomed with a happy smile. I see that same infectious smile and light when I look at Ellen and Joanie, and believe it's one of the many gifts she passed to all of the children in your families. Our deepest condolences to your family on the passing of such an amazing woman.
Melissa Harrell And Family
May 23, 2015
Deepest sympathy to Joanie and the family.
Thinking of you in this time of sorrow.

Robert R Debes
May 23, 2015
My amazing mother passed away in April of 1997 and that same year another amazing women came into my life, Susan R Mayfield!
Susan saw something in me and gave me the culinary freedom to become the chef I am today!
Susan championed me, she loved me and she loved me like her own.
Susan was an amazing, creative, funny and genuinely loving soul.
Susan has passed and I will always have her and her amazing family in my heart!
Thank you SuSu, you are missed.
Her daughters Joanie Dunlap Filippone and Ellen Dunlap Ohmstede are as amazing as she was and I love you both!
Tina English
May 23, 2015
Susan was one of a kind--ever generous, open to life, interested in everyone.
I have not seen her in a long time and am very saddened by this. May her family find comfort in knowing that many loved her and felt her sunshine--as they did.
Blessings, Lucia Ferrara Bettler
May 22, 2015
Susan was one of the kindest, most generous, prettiest and had the most beautiful BLUE eyes I have ever seen. I am honored to have had her in my life. She will be missed by many and was loved by everyone that knew her. Prayers for the family. Bonnie Shearer
May 22, 2015
Sending our deepest condolences on the loss of dear Susan. She touched so many lives with her kindness, wit. charm and loving ways. May the memories of the happy times you shared together be a source if comfort.
With deepest sympathy,
Joel and Kay Levy
Joel and Kay Levy
May 22, 2015
To the Mayfield, Dunlop and Ray families: Please accept my deepest condolences on your loss. Susan was a true Southern belle, a Steel Magnolia - gracious, kind, and always had a beautiful smile and warm laugh.
Mary Marusik
May 22, 2015
Susan was always happy, kind, fun, smiling, and having a great time! She was a delight to be around. I'll miss her sun-dried tomato dish! Her family was blessed to have her in their lives. What a personality she had! I'm happy she was in my life. It was a privilege to call her my friend
Sheila Partin
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