Melissa Gail Arias

April 18, 1965 - February 24, 2009

04/18/1965 - 02/24/2009

Past Services

Saturday March 07, 2009
1:00 pm
St. Charles Catholic Church
728 West Union Street
Morganton, NC 28655
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Church phone# 828-437-3801

Melissa Gail Mayfield Evans Arias Cornejo, 43, of Zirconia, passed away at her home Tuesday, February 24, 2009. A native of Burke County, she lived in Henderson County over twenty years. She was a daughter of Lawrence Preston Mayfield, Jr. of Lake City, MN and Carolyn Jean Rose Mayfield of Morganton. She was of the Catholic faith.

In addition to her parents, survivors include her loving husband of twenty one years, Martin Arias Cornejo; two sons, Samuel Thomas Evans and Andrew Clate Evans, both of Morganton; a brother, Mark Steven Mayfield of Morganton; two sisters, Teresa Karen Mayfield of Morganton, Sheila Diane Strickland of Hendersonville; two grandchildren, Lacie Paige Michaels, Gavin Clate Evans; a number of nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews.

A memorial mass will be celebrated at 1:00 pm Saturday, March 7, 2009 at St. Charles Catholic Church in Morganton.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Martin Arias Cornejo, P.O. Box 373, Edneyville, NC 28727. Guests may sign a register book at

Forest Lawn Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Nancy Bulow
8 years ago

It is with most heartfelt sympathy that we extend our condolences to Martin and his family. Praying that the Lord Jesus will comfort and bless you at this time of your loss.

Sincerely, Nancy Bulow

A Guest
8 years ago

I have not been able to speak to the family personally however, when we lose someone we love the loss seems too great to bear no words can express the hurt and anguish nor touch on how you feel but God shares your tears and gives the family His love. Soon God will wipe out every tear from our eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed awayÖ..Revelation 21:4

My deepest sympathy