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Seaver-Brown Chapel
Thursday October 7th, 2021
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Funeral Service

Seaver-Brown Chapel
Thursday October 7th, 2021
8:00pm

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Graveside Service

Rose Lawn Cemetery
Friday October 8th, 2021
11:00am

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Helen F. Mays

SEVEN MILE FORD, Va.

HELEN F. MAYS, age 97, widow of the Reverend Sidney F. Mays, Jr., went to be with the Lord Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at Francis Marion Manor.

Mrs. Helen Mays was as close to a hug from Jesus on earth that you could find. She was a loving wife and partner in ministry to her husband of 58 years, Pastor Sidney Mays. Helen was very proud of her children and all of the ones who loved their Mamaw Mays. Mrs. Mays was a light wherever she was and so many people were the recipients of her card ministry. If you were going through a hard time or having a birthday – you got a card. She lived her faith everyday as a faithful and loving servant of her Lord and Savior; and today she is celebrating with Jesus. Helen will be missed.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Judy Booth; granddaughter, B.J. Smith; and son-in-law, Lawrence Williams.

Helen is survived by three daughters, Donna Mays, Ann Williams, and Bonnie Hayton and husband, Chris; one son, Allen Mays all of Marion, Va.; sister, Eleanor “Bucky” Richmond; nine grandchildren, Tonya, Tyann, Kristi and husband, Todd, Shawn and wife, Becky, Jeremy and wife, Heather, Les and wife, Amy, Ashley and husband, Lance, Ryan, and Alexus; ten great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

A special thank you from the family to the staff of Wythe Hospice of Southwest Virginia and the staff of Francis Marion Manor.

The family will receive friends Thursday, October 7, 2021 from 6 until 8 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel. Funeral Services will begin at 8 p.m. with Pastor Jeremy Barkley and Pastor Bobby Dunn officiating. Graveside services will be held Friday, October 8, 2021 at 11 a.m. at Rose Lawn Cemetery.

To share memories of Helen F. Mays, please visit www.seaverbrown.com. Care for Helen’s family has been entrusted to Seaver-Brown Funeral Service & Crematory, 237 East Main Street, Marion, Va. 24354.


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Guestbook

Ann, Bonnie & rest of family, your "goodbye" to mom was her "hello" to Jesus & Rev. Mays. You were blessed to have her with you for so long. May your precious memories of your parents & all of you be a true blessing in the days ahead. We both know Moms are so special & can understand your loss but you can look forward to seeing her again. Love & prayers.

Carl & Alma Jean Pennington Oct 9 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Helen Mays

Carl & Alma Jean Pennington Oct 9 2021 12:00 AM

Allen, Ann, Bonnie and Donna, Lifting your family up in prayer during this time of grief. So very sorry for the loss of your Mom but what a blessing to know shes gone on to her Heavenly home. She will be missed. Bethany (Rosenbaum) Husson

BETHANY HUSSON Oct 8 2021 12:00 AM

Sister Helen Mays will always be remembered by me as one of the sweetest, kindest and most loving Christian women that I have had the pleasure and privilege of knowing. How blessed her family has been to have had her in their lives (as have we all )! I look forward to seeing her in Heaven when I get there. My love and prayers to all her family.

Donald Williams Oct 7 2021 12:00 AM

I am so Sorry for your loss, of Mama Mays, I have loved this special Wonderful Christian Lady since Donna and I became best friends shortly after they moved to Marion. Mama Mays and Papa Mays treated me like one of their own. My Heart goes out to you All. I have you All in My Prayers and Thoughts. With All My Love. Kathy Harris Ross

Kathy Ross Oct 7 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Helen Mays

Kathy Ross Oct 7 2021 12:00 AM

We are so sorry for the loss of your sweet dear Momma .She lived a life that was a Blessing to all..Thoughts and Prayers are with you all..Mark and Teresa Barker

Mark and Teresa Barker Oct 7 2021 12:00 AM

Judy, Ann, Bonnie, Donna, and Allen. You had one of the most amazing, loving Mothers I have ever known, met, and loved. She was faithful to the end and has received her prize for finishing the race. Never faltering or hardly stopping to catch her breath. Her journey was long and sometimes hard, but as a good and faithful Christian, she kept at it. It's hard to say goodbye but knowing she is with her loving husband, Sidney, and her sweet, beautiful daughter Judy makes it a little easier. They have moved into their forever home. No more pain and suffering. That sounds like a place we should be looking forward to. We will miss all of you and will never forget the impact you all had on the lives of everyone you met. Rest in peace. Love and miss you. See you later.

Benjamin C BOOTH Oct 7 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Helen Mays

Benjamin C BOOTH Oct 7 2021 12:00 AM

Sending Love and Prayers to Ann, Donna, and Bonnie along with all the family, including grandchildren, great- grandchildren and extended families. She was a special lady with a strong Christian Faith and love for others. She was a wonderful Pastor's wife and love her kids and "adopted" kids from the church. She ministered to so many and has left a beautiful legacy for her family and friends. I will never forget those twinkling eyes and sense of humor. She had a sassy side too that was precious! Heaven has gained a special lady. Much love and prayers to the family Teresa Tignor and Family

Teresa C Tignor Oct 7 2021 12:00 AM

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