JACKSONVILLE — Funeral services for Evelyn Lorene Mayo, age 88, of Jacksonville are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at Autry Funeral Home Chapel in Jacksonville with Bro. David Smith and Bro. Wade Holman officiating. Burial will be at Meador Cemetery in Jacksonville.
She passed away Sunday, November 10, 2013 at home with family.
Evelyn was born June 29, 1925 to George Lafe Henderson and Leona Overton Henderson of Frankston. She was an active member of Craft Baptist Church serving as children’s Sunday school and Girl’s Missionary Auxiliary teacher for 45 years. Evelyn loved the Lord and was a dedicated Christian who believed in taking her children to church to instill the love of God in their lives. She was a sales lady for 25 years with Sears in Jacksonville. She was a faithful wife to husband of 57 ½ years, William Mayo, and a loving mother to their children.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her loving husband and infant daughter, Theresa Lynn, all her siblings, two brothers, Cone and Harvey; ten sisters, Dallas Walters, Maybell Adams, Lockie Harrison, Mary McNeil, Opal Maxwell, Margaret Felder, Virginia Landrum, Jo Franklin, Ruth Smith and Myrtle George.
She is survived by daughter, Denise Carlile of Ponta; three sons, Chester Mayo and wife Jane of Palestine, Freddy Mayo of Lake Jackson, William V. Mayo and wife Felicia of Jacksonville; seven grandchildren, Reagan Mayo, Christina Mayo and husband Tim Lombrado, Konrad Mayo, Keith Mayo, Shane Carlile and wife Sharon, Candice Caine, Patricia Johnson and husband Michael. She was blessed with ten great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild; also numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Scott Alexander, Perry Morgan, Weldon Lightsey, Larry White, Paul and Chad Galyean. Honorary pallbearers will be Tommy Arrington, grandson, Chester R. Mayo, Konrad Mayo, Keith Mayo, and Shane Carlile.
The family will receive friends from 5-7p.m., Tuesday, November 12 at Autry Funeral Home in Jacksonville.
Rather than the customary condolences, donations in memory of Evelyn may be made to Craft Baptist Church Building Fund or favorite charity of your choice.