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On July 06, 1979, in Queens, New York, a beautiful bundle of joy was born to Michael J. Robertson, Sr. and Ann Victoria Robertson; the bundle of joy was named Chyann. At a young age, Chyann was baptized in the presence of her family at Greater File Chapel Baptist Church by Reverend Jasper Simmons in Harlem.
Chyann Patrice Robertson-Mayfield received her education in the New York City public school system (IS 59, Springfield Gardens). Chyann graduated from Flushing High School where she met her lifelong friend Jeanine Stanley. She furthered her education at John Jay College (“JJC”) in Manhattan; while attending John Jay she became employed as a security officer where she met John Mayfield aka Big John, the love of her life. She received her Certification in dispute resolution, Bachelor of Arts in criminal justice and her master’s degree in Public Administration. Accomplishing all of this while having their two children: Ashley and Anaya Mayfield.
After leaving JJC, Chyann was employed by the City of New York as (Administration for Children's Services) a Specialist 1. She worked at the Jewish Board women's shelter (in Far Rockaway) for over a half decade. After leaving the not-for-profit sector, the family moved to upstate NY where she continued in her career and became employed as a Child Protective Specialist II. This relocation led to her attending United Ordained Church where she was an active member in the dance ministry.
Chyann was a beautiful, intelligent, and fun-loving woman. She was known to light up a room with her delightful smile and her selfless and kind personality. She loved to listen to music (one of her favorite artists was Mary J. Blige). If you know Chyann, you know that her love was dancing, spending time with her family, playing board games and watching Jeopardy. She was the co-founder of a community outreach program, “AN ACT OF KINDNESS” (A.A.O.K.) where she hosted an Annual Mother/Daughter Brunch, created for the empowerment of women.
She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her parents, Michael J. Robertson, Sr. and Ann V. Robertson; her husband, John Fitzgerald Mayfield; children, Ashley C. Mayfield, Anaya J. Mayfield, and as Chyann would say her too bonus children, Simone T. Mayfield and Simaya A. Mayfield; siblings, Vivian, Selina, Michele, and Michael, Jr.; one step-grandson, Jacob, one Great-Great Grand Aunt, Daisy Hill; three Great-Grand Aunts, Lois, Winiee, and True; six Aunts, Mildred, Patricea, Joan, Edna, Alice and Robin; Great-Uncle, Clinton; two uncles, Richard, and Andrew; three sisters-in-law, Carolyn, Edith, and Aisha; two brothers-in-law, Marvin, Jr., and Lawrence; mother-in-law, Louise Mayfield; seven nieces, nine, nephews; a host of cousins, other relatives and friends. We will all miss our beloved Sister Chyann. Watch her on YouTube: “Magnificent Mondayz with Chyann.”