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 www.forestlawnhendersonville.com.
Forest Lawn Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.