Peggy Jordan Mayfield, 81, of Lawrenceville, Georgia passed away May 17, 2016 at Peachtree Christian Hospice. Peggy is survived by her two sons, Steven Jay Mayfield and David Lee Mayfield, and by a grandson, Nathaniel Boyd Mayfield, all living in the Atlanta area. Born on August 4, 1934, Peggy lived her entire life in the Atlanta area. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Music from Agnes Scott College, and Masters, Specialist, and Doctoral Degrees in Psychology from Georgia State University, a Master of Divinity from Emmanuel School of Religion, and was ordained as a Minister in the Christian (Disciples of Christ) Church. She dedicated herself to the care of others through her family counseling practice, her directorship at Hi-Hope Training Center and Peachtree Childtown, and her active participation and leadership in her church communities at Peachtree Christian Church in Atlanta, New Hope Christian Church in Lawrenceville, GA., and First Christian Church of Winder, GA. A funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at Wages and Sons Funeral Home at 1031 Lawrenceville Hwy. in Lawrenceville, GA. Viewing will be at Wages and Sons on Friday, May 20, 2016 from 4:00 – 8:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Peachtree Christian Hospice in Duluth, GA.

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  1. We will miss you, Peggy! Missed seeing you at New Hope. You were a pleasure to know. Rest in peace and God bless you.

  2. Peggy was a person with such a beautiful heart and soul–so gifted and talented. I treasure the time she served with me a First Christian Church, Winder, GA. I was blessed our paths crossed for a few years.

  3. To Peggy’s Children. What an immense joy it was to know your mom.How she impacted our life 20 yrs ago at New Hope my son was a Superbowl gone wild she met him head on with the arms of Jesus. later she did his LD/Adhd eval at nearly charity costs. Fought for his IEP services .He’s a collegiate graduate now. Oh the love she gave.I am sorry for your family’s lost.Your Mom was beautiful inside.May Gods arms be around you.

  4. I remember with gratitude Peggy’s student days at Emmanuel School of Religion. She was committed to the preaching ministry and was an example to other women students who sensed a similar calling.
    C. R. Wetzel
    Chancellor

  5. Peggy was such a great person and friend My son Matt loved her as a small child and always called her ”My Mayfield”. She will be missed by all who knew her but we know she is rejoicing inHeaven.

  6. Words cannot begin to express what this sweet Saint means to me. She was my angel many many times who helped God steer me in the paths that would make such a difference in my life and my families lives. Thanks Jesus for allowing me to know this precious Woman of God – I’ll meet you by the river ?

  7. What a great lady! I was blessed every time I saw her at New Hope. I believe she is walking all over Heaven with that pretty smile on her face. It is evident that she made a change in many people’s lives in the time we were blessed to have her on this earth.

  8. Back when I was a child and teenager (long, long ago!), I always felt so peaceful being around Peggy. Even though she was soft spoken, she always spoke words that seemed so powerful and made me feel special, loved and that I was the only person important to her at that moment. Staying with her occasionally to babysit Steve and David are some of the happy memories I will never forget. I always admired Peggy, being able to accomplish so much in one lifetime. I am very sorry that I let “life” get in the way and didn’t stay in touch with her in my adulthood. Thank you so much, Peggy, for being such a beautiful example of a powerful Godly woman.

  9. For Dr. Mayfield’s family- your mother and grandmother was very good at helping others. She assisted our family though some very difficult times with her very professional skills, applied in a loving and caring way. She was a true treasure.
    April and Doug Reed

  10. Peggy was a very special person, woman, and psychologist. She will be missed by not only her friends,family but also the community of mental health providers. She was warm, caring, and sensitive.
    So sorry for your loss!!
    Betsy Gard, Ph.D.

  11. Peggy and I did some collaborative referral work in the years I practiced in Lawrenceville. I got to know her as someone who had a deep passion for helping others, especially special needs children and their families. I echo Betsy Gard’s sentiment that she will be greatly missed not only by all that knew her personally but also by the community of mental health workers that know how much the people she touched benefited by her.

  12. To the family of Dr .Mayfield, I am sadden to learn of the passing of Dr. Mayfield. Your Mother helped me through her counseling in a very difficult time of my life an for that I will forever be grateful. May the Peace of the Lord be with you.

  13. I hadn’t seen Peggy in quite some time, but I wish to second what Betsy Gard wrote earlier based on my interactions with Peggy many, many years ago.

  14. Peggy was influential in supervising and supporting me as a young doctoral student. Her kindness, warmth and professional acumen was inspiring. I am grateful to have known her and am sorry for your loss.

  15. Peggy Mayfield changed my life, as she did many others. I owe my career to her, as she befriended me as a neighbor when I was just a child and a mentor when I was a teenager interested in psychology. She guided me through graduate school, employed me and taught me the business of running a private practice, supervised and cultivated my counseling skills, and became a major role model in my life. I have met countless people through Peggy and life would be far less rich without her. In graduate school we wrote out our “professional family tree” and I listed her as a “professional mother,” as she was one of the most important people I would ever know. She was a true Southern lady with class, well-rounded in education, full of grace, and most of all, love of the Lord in her heart. She loved people and especially children. She was a beacon of light to hundreds, if not thousands, and who knows how far her influence reached. I saw her as a mother to her sons, a counselor, a director, a mentor, a creator and a minister- a beautiful lady with a beautiful life, very well lived. Until I see you again my sweet friend- many thanks for all that you did for me. May you reap many rewards in our Father’s house.

  16. I was deeply saddened when I learned this morning of passing of my dear mentor, Dr. Peggy Mayfield. My condolences to her sons and family. Peggy supervised my post-doctoral internship in 2004. I will always remember her as a wise, spirited, and loving person, who was selfless in guiding and serving me. As I am thinking of Peggy and recalling my time with her, I am seeing her dancing though the hallway in the early Saturday mornings before the clients arrived and retrieving to her office to pray and collect herself between the clients. She was spontaneous, playful, spiritual, honest, and “free” in her approach to therapy and to people. Even though Peggy was a shrewd professional and a business woman, there was a child like spontaneity about her. But more than anything, Peggy had uncommon wisdom about people and life. I learned from her not only about doing psychology, but about being psychologist. Thank you for all Peggy. With Love, Spomenka.

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