Mavis and James retired to Lake Oconee and enjoyed 13 years fishing and were very active at Walker United Methodist Church.
Mavis had a servant’s heart no matter where she lived. Having grown up on a farm and worked in the fields of corn, peanuts and cotton, she was not averse to hard work and it showed in her life service. She was as comfortable mowing grass as visiting homebound residents. She quilted approximately 100 quilts for others. She received honorary life time memberships in the United Methodist Women and the PTA. Her last stint as a volunteer was at the Rockdale Emergency Relief’s food bank where she served for 14 years retiring at the age of 88. Her heart of service was Christ centered.
She and James had a zest for life and enjoyed visits to the Holy Land, a trip to Alaska while serving at a summer youth camp and numerous bus trips with their traveling club. She most of all enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren. She loved playing Mexican Train with her friends.
Visitation will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday January 30, 2021 at Scot Ward Funeral Services, followed by a graveside service at 2:00 pm at Green Meadow Memorial Gardens in Conyers, Georgia where she will be interred next to her husband.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Conyers First United Methodist Church Hope Fund. Conyers First United Methodist Church. 921 North Main Street NW. Conyers, Ga. 30012.
Condolences may be submitted online at www.scotward.com, Scot Ward Funeral Services, 699 American Legion Rd., Conyers, Ga. 30012.