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HOWARD DOYLE MAYFIELD   April 12, 1943 - July 25, 2020  
Howard Doyle Mayfield, age 77, passed away at his home in Rockville, Maryland on July 25, 2020. Howard, or "Mayfield," as he was known by many, was born in Northport, Alabama, and earned a B.A. from Alabama A&M University, after which he served his country in the U.S. Army. He moved to the D.C. area in 1968, where he met and married his wife of 51 years, Constance Miller. He continued his education at Howard University and the University of Maryland earning an M.S. in Urban Planning. Howard had a distinguished professional career, the majority of which he spent as a Deputy Director at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development where he led several national housing projects. He also worked for the Urban League, the Washington Post, and as an Adjunct Professor at the University of the District of Columbia. Howard was an active member of many organizations including the Mu Nu Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity in Montgomery County, MD where he served as Basileus for three terms, and chairman of several chapter and regional committees, and as president of the Hausers, one of the oldest African American social organizations in D.C. He is survived by his loving wife, Connie and his devoted daughter, Debra Mayfield of Rockville, MD; four sisters, Ruby Arnold, Dorothy Mayfield , F. Elaine Hayes and Sandra Robinson; brother, Donnie Mayfield, and sister-in-law, Julia Miller-Arline, and a host of nieces, nephews, godchildren, extended family and friends. He leaves a wonderful legacy. His memory and broad smile will live on in our hearts forever. Howard will be laid to rest on August 8,2020 in Tuscaloosa AL. Arrangements handled by McGuire Funeral  

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August 4, 2020
marc gunn
August 3, 2020
Mrs. Mayfield and Debra, you are in our prayers. The last time we say each other was when we were gushing over Howard at his HUD retirement party. That was a good time. Howard was always thought of fondly. He will be missed. God Bless you!
Wendy Houston
August 3, 2020
William (chic) montgomery
August 2, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Maxine Maxine Wilson-Harris
August 2, 2020
To the Mayfield Family:
Grief can be so hard, but your special memories will help you to cope. Mr. Mayfield was a supervisor of mine. Extending my deepest sympathy to the family.
Gloria Bing
August 2, 2020
Pat Harris
August 2, 2020
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