** A Memorial Service for Alonzo “Sonny” Rayfield will be on Saturday, 9/21 from 4-6 pm at Bethesda Church of God In Christ ~ 454 Hickory Place, Elgin, IL 60120. Alonzo “Sonny” Mackie Rayfield, Sr., 75, of South Elgin, passed away Friday, September 6, 2019 at home after a short battle with esophageal cancer.  A memorial service will be held at a later date. Sonny was born in New Orleans, LA to Leazear Margaret King and Clarence Mackie.  He was married to Ernestine Long and had 5 children.  He later married Doris and celebrated 29 years of marriage.  Sonny worked for Coca Cola Bottling Company for 35 years. Keeping with Sonny’s wishes, cremation rites have been accorded. He was preceded in death by his parents, seven siblings, his first wife and one daughter (Carmen Rayfield). Those left to honor his memory include his wife, Doris Rayfield, his sister: Barbara Redmond, his children: Alonzo Mackie Jr., Ricky, Thersia and Devin Rayfield, his step-children: Shelby Nichols (Mike), Sherry Branch, Sandra Moens (Brian), God-children: Tamara Starks and Darius Douglas; a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

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