Linda Joan Mayfield


(January 6, 1949 – March 18, 2021)

Linda Joan Mayfield, age 72, passed away on Thursday, March 18, 2021, in Brownwood, Texas.

She was born on January 6, 1949, in Comanche, Texas, to Luther Floyd and Bessie Lucille (Burks) Steele. On January 8, 1969, she was united in marriage to Melvin Fredrick Mayfield in Comanche. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Linda was a lifelong resident of Comanche and took great pride in her home town. She was an excellent homemaker and took care of her husband for many years. She looked forward to reading the Comanche Chief every week and listening to Hotline on KCOM. She loved tapping her toes to some good old bluegrass music and was a huge fan of Elvis Presley. Linda loved the holidays, especially the Fourth of July. Her grandchildren were her greatest pride and joy and she loved being outside watching them play. More than anything else in the world Linda loved having all of her children and family together.

She is survived by her husband, Melvin Fredrick Mayfield of Comanche; children: Patricia Michelle Salinas, Fredrick Lynn Mayfield and Joyce Senger, Thomas Christopher Mayfield and wife Rachel, and Misty Diane Cantu and Randy Timmons; grandchildren: Waylon Salinas, Katie Griggs, Tim Salinas, Emily Salinas, Jeremey Mayfield, McKenna Mayfield, Jazmyn Gonzalez, Easton Gonzalez, and Chayden Cantu; great-grandchildren: Kaylee, Bryce, Corben, Jaylon, Chayton, and Osprey; sister, Shirley Byrd; brother, Donald Steele; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Luther and Bessie Steele; and sisters, Betty Ballard, Wanda Bilberry, and Judy Cox.

Visitation will be from 6 – 8 p.m. on Sunday, March 21, at the Comanche Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m on Monday, March 22, in the Comanche Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in the Comanche County Gardens of Memory.

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