Brian K. Mayfield

Nov 08, 1944 - Nov 21, 2022


Brian Kent Mayfield, age 78, of Quincy, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, November 21, 2022.Brian was born on November 8, 1944, in Quincy, Illinois, the son of Turner K. and Marian I. Kurfman Mayfield. He married the love of his life, Linda S. Riggs, on July 19, 1968 in Northfie...


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Calvary Baptist Church

1825 State St.
Quincy, IL 62301

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Saturday, November 26, 2022
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Calvary Baptist Church

1825 State St.
Quincy, IL 62301

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Brian K. Mayfield

November 08, 1944 - November 21, 2022


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D David Stockman November 30, 2022

Brain was a natural instructor and showed love in every aspect of his life. I count it a privilege to have crossed paths with him. He truly was a servant of God, probably many in Chile and else where, whose lives were turned around, will him as well, he will be missed.
D. Stockman

T Ted and Vicki Lawrence November 26, 2022

It is difficult to find words to adequately honor someone you respect so greatly as Mr. Mayfield. Our paths crossed when we moved to Quincy and he was the administrator of Quincy Christian School. When we arrived at the school for our informational meeting with the administrator, a man on a tractor was working with a big log. He got down from the tractor, wiped his hands on a handkerchief, and came to greet us. We explained we were there to meet with the administrator. He smiled gently, extended his hand to shake, and said we already had! That example is one of many instances Mr. Mayfield exhibited servant leadership. Wise, self sacrificial, and loyal, Mr. Mayfield did his best in every way for everyone around him. He did it with humbleness, kindness, and humor. Always ready with a smile, he was able to smooth a challenge and turn it into hope. He trusted the Lord no matter what and this was contagious for those around him. There aren't words in the English language to really honor him appropriately. We have no doubt, he received a heavenly greeting: "Well done, good and faithful servant!" To Linda, the kids, and all--our hearts and prayers are with you, along with our thanks for sharing him with all of us. Sincerely, Ted and Vicki Lawrence, Victoria, Nathan, Jacob, and Lucas

W William Spear November 25, 2022

R Richard and Wilma Dix November 25, 2022

We met Brian when we began to attend Calvary Baptist in 1959. After a while I was teaching a boys class where Brian was a member. It wasn't long before we realized that he was a special young man with a happy spirit, wisdom for his age and a desire to do right.
As time went on we hunted a bit and played softball together. I lost my catcher's position to him and his powerful arm.
The Lord's call to us into The Gospel Ministry meant leaving home, family, job and church. A long trip was necessary to Grand Rapids and Seminary. Turner Mayfield's farm truck with double high stock racks and a heavy tarp was made available. It came with Brian as driver, packer and unloader. (in the rain)
Down through the years a precious friendship was renewed from time to time and we were aware of the blessings Brian was to so many.
Much more could be said, of course but our admiration and love for Brian might be best known by this. Our eldest son was named after out fathers. Before leaving Quincy a second was born. His name is Brian! Richard and Wilma Dix

J Janet (Johnson) Hunter November 23, 2022

I am very sorry to hear about Brian's passing. You and I had a few conversations about the family history and Siloam, Illinois. Brian would have been a cousin of mine also along with many, many more cousins he still has.
I am sure he is in heaven having reunions with all the family that came before. Linda, I will be praying for you and the family. Brian may you rest in peace.

Janet (Johnson) Hunter

M Monica November 23, 2022

Mr. Mayfield was my boss and he came to Chile to be the administrator at a Christian school. Him and his wife were loved very much God bless his family

L Lyle Glenn Parker November 23, 2022

Brian Kent was my second cousin and we grew up together around Quincy. I always admired him as a child because he could shoot a gun like a pro, care for farm animals like an adult, ride horses like a star, and play baseball like the Cardinals (I thought in my young mind). I told myself that he was just a better boy than I. As time flew by our paths crossed in Greeley, CO where he was a college student and where I was pastoring a small church just out of college. Two cousins, two Quincy boys in Colorado living in the same city. How good is that? We both worked for the same local school bus company driving school buses. He attended our church regularly and was such a blessing and support. Many Saturdays, Brian Kent would get on his Honda motorcycle and head off to the rockies some 30 miles away or so up the Big Thompson Pass above Loveland, CO to go fly fishing for fresh, wild Rainbow Trout in the cold rushing mountain streams of fresh water. He was absolutely a pro at catching those wild trout with the fly. He would dress them and bring them to us to prepare for the Sunday meal after church. What precious memories of my cousin! After the 1960s, many years separated us and then we both found ourselves serving Christ and the church in South America, Brian Kent & Linda (wife) and children in Santiago de Chile, and myself and Joann (wife) and 2 sons in Bolivia. Two Quincy boys, two cousins in South America serving!! The miles have separated us across the years since the 1960s but not our fellowship. Though separated by miles, there is no distance in the fellowship of the kingdom of God. Rest in peace, my dear cousin, I'll meet you again someday!

Lyle Glenn Parker
Kansas City, KS

S Sharon Myers November 22, 2022

Rest in peace Brian, you touched many lives and will be missed.

D Denise Taylor November 22, 2022

Mrs. Mayfield and Family - My heart was saddened to hear of Mr. Mayfield's passing. But only for a moment. My thought when a believer leaves this world for Heaven is "Good for Him"! Every time I drive by your old house on Red Arrow Highway I think of you folks and wonder where you are. I am thankful God sent you to start GCS and for the impact you have had for the Lord on so many lives. The memory that sticks in my mind the most is that Mr. Mayfield always had a toothpick in his mouth. ;) My prayers are with you.

T Teresa Pickle November 22, 2022

My deepest condolences to Linda and family on the death of Brian. God certainly gained another wonderful angel. May He provide you strength in the days ahead and may your many wonderful memories provide you with comfort.

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