Buying flowers from us ensures that your order will be fulfilled through working with a network florists that are trusted by local funeral homes and recognized partners of the funeral industry. A customized message, along with a photo of your selected arrangement will remain in perpetuity within this memorial website. This service also includes “Smart Select” whereby the store notifies you if your floral selection has already been selected by another sender. This allows you the opportunity to choose a different product to ensure the family has a beautiful and unique selection of unique floral arrangements.
The price of these selections also includes the funeral home’s care of the flowers after the funeral and the delivery to the family or facility of choice where they can be rearranged and enjoyed by others for a longer period.
The solitude and quiet peace of a flickering candle has long been a symbol of remembrance. Each candle lit will remain lit within this memorial website for the period you select. Your thoughtful gesture will be captured both in the candle as well as listed in perpetuity within the tributes section.
In today’s changing world with climate change and environment concerns, “Honoring a Life” allows for family and friends to plant a memorial tree in honor of their loved one and friend. The purchase of a tree creates a beautiful permanent record on the Honoring a Life website, www.honoringalife.org. Each tree is planted through the efforts of Forestry Services throughout North America who determine where the greatest needs for reforestation are. Once planted, the geographical location where the tree is planted will be added to the record. A beautiful card is also sent to the family signifying your thoughtful gesture.
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We are proud to provide this service allowing friends and family to donate to any registered charity throughout North America. You will receive an official tax receipt immediately via email and your thoughtful gesture will remain on this memorial website in perpetuity.
The time surrounding a death can often bring unexpected final expenses for the family far beyond the funeral itself. We are pleased to offer the ability for friends and relatives to financially support the family during their time of loss as an alternative to flowers and other sympathy gestures.
This memorial currently does not have financial support enabled.
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Mr. Chester Oliver Mayo was born October 6, 1929 in Columbus, Ohio.
He served in the US Army, in the Korean conflict. He retired after 30 years from the United States Postal Service as a mechanic, and after 10 years from APDS as maintenance engineer.
Affectionately known as “Chet”, he will be remembered for his sense of humor; for he was always making friends and family laugh. He enjoyed watching sports and was an avid fisherman. He enjoyed traveling to the different casinos; and was a lucky winner at many of them. He was an avid bowler and bowled in many leagues including the Zip Coders, TNBA, Nellie Regan and Second Time Around.
On Monday, June 25, 2012, Chester Oliver Mayo was called Home to rest. He was preceded in death by his mother, Sally Shackleford, and father William Mayo; his wife of 53 years, Erma Mayo; son Michael Mayo; father and mother-in-law, Henry and Emma Jemison; and brothers-in-law, Harlin Goins, and James Hay.
He is survived by his loving daughter, Judith Taite; granddaughter, Kemba Days-Yancey; grandson, Korey Days; great-grandsons, Kameron and Kyle Yancey, all of Columbus, Ohio; sisters, Patty Mayo, of Riverside, California and Margaret Hay, of Columbus, Ohio; sisters-in-law, Mary Delores Goins and Thelma Givens, of Columbus, Ohio and Dr. Barbara (Dr. Richard "Moriba") Kelsey, of Atlanta, Georgia; nieces, Sylvia Givens-Moore, of Columbus, Ohio; Riba (Raynal "Shaka") Harris and Rimani Kelsey, of Atlanta, Georgia; Glenda (Dwight) Graham, of Los Angeles, California; nephews Jeffery Goins, of Columbus, Ohio; and Richard "Mondibo" (Dwan) Kelsey, of Raleigh, North Carolina; numerous great nieces and great nephews, cousins and friends, including special friends Helen Kirkland, Willie Bias, and Nadie Steward.
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