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Juanita Jo Mays

October 14, 1934 — April 15, 2017

Juanita Jo Mays, 82, of Kaufman, TX passed away on April 15, 2017 in Terrell, TX. She was born on October 14, 1934 to Marian and Flora Kelsay in White Bread, OK.  Juanita married Elton L. Mays on August 16, 1952 in Van Alstyne, TX.  They loved each other for almost 65 years.  Juanita would spend time gardening and working in the yard.  She was a Food Service Manager for the DISD for 27 and half years when she retired.  Juanita would also cook delicious meals at home including Fried Chicken and baking pies.  In church she was the Bass guitarist for the praise and worship band.  In everything she did it was to serve others with a quiet and gentle spirit always putting herself last. She is beloved wife, mother, sister and grandmother.  Those who preceded her in death are her parents; brothers George Lee Kelsay (G.L.), Carl Cleave Kelsay, James Ray Kelsay and Marion Cleave Kelsay, Jr.; sister Wanda Lucille Bass and son-in-law Charles Ray Willingham.  Those left to cherish her memory are her husband Elton; son Melvin L. Mays and wife Carol of Kaufman, TX; daughters Linda Crawford and husband Al of Rockwall, TX and Carla Willingham of Fruitvale, TX; brothers Morris Kenneth Kelsay and Harold Wayne Kelsay; sisters Ruby Irene Knight and Nora Agnes Chessher; 8 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews and extended family who will miss her dearly.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

6:00 - 8:00pm

Parker-Ashworth Funeral Home

2217 S Washington St, Kaufman, TX 75142

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

1:00 - 2:00pm

First Assembly of God Church of Kaufman

3401 S Houston St, Kaufman, TX 75142

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Interment

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Starts at 2:00pm

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