Lizzie Mae Mays

November 21, 1930 ~ May 4, 2022 (age 91)

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Lizzie Mae Mays was born to the late Jim and Cherri Dennis in Thomas County, Georgia on November 21, 1930. At the age 91, she left her earthly hone on Wednesday, May 04, 2022 at Archbold Memorial Hospital. 

 At an early age, she devoted her spiritual journey and membership at Paradise Missionary Baptist Church. Mother Mays served on the Mother’s and Mission Boards as President. She was a member of Paradise Gospel Choir, and during the many years in the choir, she served as the President, Vice President, and Chaplin. In addition, she served on the Women Home Mission Board for the Southbound Missionary Baptist Church Union as the President. Later, the Union’s name was changed to the Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church Union where she served on the Women Home Mission Board as Vice President. Finally, she was a member of the American Beauty Chapter #214 Order of the Eastern Star Prince Hall Affiliated where she was a lifetime member and served as Trustee during her early years. 

During her early years of life, she met and married the love of her life the late Deacon Walter Mays where they lived happily ever after until his death. She talked about and loved her devoted husband dearly until her death. 

In her early years, she worked for Sunnyland Foods Inc. in Thomasville, Georgia for several years. Then she went on to work at Flower’s Baking Company in Thomasville, Georgia over thirty plus years until she retired in 1992. She became a Foster Granny at Southwestern State Hospital until 2013. After retirement, she continued to be a faithful member and worked diligently at the Paradise Missionary Baptist Church for many years until transition to her heavenly home with our Lord and Savior. Many years later, she married the late Roosevelt Holton. She had two main passions in life, which were fishing and singing joyous melodies of praises. As a whole, we all are going to miss her uplifting song “Bye and Bye” as we know now EVERYDAY will be Sunday for Mother Lizzie Mae Mays. 

Mother Lizzie Mays leaves behind joyful memories for her grandchild: Lucian (Pumpkin) Lewis, and host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. 

She has joined her husband: Deacon Walter Mays, her daughter: Lillian Marshall, her parents: Jim and Cherri Dennis, her siblings: Claretha Dennis Hudson, Eddie Dennis, Fred Dennis, Lewis Dennis, and Tommy Lee Dennis.

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May 13, 2022

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Hatcher Peoples Funeral Home
820 Wright St.
Thomasville, GA 31792

Funeral Service
May 14, 2022

11:00 AM
Paradise Missionary Baptist Church
1446 S Pinetree Blvd
Thomasville, GA 31792

Interment following funeral service
May 14, 2022

Peaceful Rest Cemetery
101 North Pinetree Blvd
Thomasville, GA 31792

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