August 23, 1980 - September 9, 2017
Benton Harbor – Cheree Tonyea Mayfield, 37, of Benton Harbor, was called to rest on Saturday, September 9, 2017, at Borgess Hospital in Kalamazoo, with her loving family present. She fought a good fight for 10 years. Funeral services will be held Saturday September 16, 2017 at The Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church. 1105 E. Main St. Benton Harbor, MI at 10 a.m. with Pastor Carlton Lynch officiating and Rev Andrew Smith doing the eulogy. Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, immediately following the service at Crystal Springs Cemetery. Visitation will take place at the church from 9am to 10am Saturday. Memorials may be made to Liberty Dialysis, 3772 Hollywood Rd., St. Joseph, MI 49085. Arrangements are by Florin Funeral Service, 1053 E. Napier, Benton Harbor. Please send memories, messages, or photos to www.florin.net. Cheree was born on Saturday August 23, 1980 in Flint, Michigan, the daughter of Ruth and George Mayfield. She was a devout Christian and mother of 5. A long-time member of Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in Benton Harbor, she held many positions within the church and was a frequent speaker. Cheree is survived by her daughters, Kanihya Brigham and Mae Lizzie Mayfield; 3 sons Frank, Matthew, and Gregory Blue, all of Kalamazoo; her mother, Ruth Mayfield, of Benton Harbor; 1 sister Ann Mayfield; 2 uncles, Robert and Corinthian White; 4 aunts, Jean (Andrew) Smith, Erma (William) Thompson, Barbara (James) Shaw, all of Benton Harbor and Verlene (Melvin) Crawford of Lynwood, IL. Cheree was actively involved with the Continual Praise Gospel Group, was a past member of the ROTC and was a band parent. She was considered a teacher of life who was a loving, caring, and very generous Mom. She was the very definition of “strong”. Cheree set the goals and accomplished the impossible. Additionally she loved to cook, sing, and give hugs to her babies. Cheree was preceded in death by her father; uncle, William Robinson; and aunt, Mae Lizzie Johnson.
Benton Harbor – Cheree Tonyea Mayfield, 37, of Benton Harbor, was called to rest on Saturday, September 9, 2017, at Borgess Hospital in Kalamazoo, with her loving family present. She fought a good fight for 10 years. Funeral services... View Obituary & Service Information
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