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Mechanicsville - MAYES, Rosa Anne Crump, 82, born in Tenaha, Texas and formerly of Portsmouth, Virginia, departed this life on January 9, 2013 in Mechanicsville,Virginia. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Ray Mayes, and is survived by their four sons, Joseph R. Mayes (Sally) of Virginia Beach, James C. Mayes (Elizabeth) of Ellicott City, MD, John C. Mayes of Richmond, and Jeffrey R. Mayes (Melissa) of Mechanicsville, and daughter-in-law Judith O. Mayes of Virginia Beach; eight grandchildren, Heather L. Mayes, Meridith A Bright (David), Alexander W. Mayes, Kathryn D. Mayes, Margaret O. Mayes, Erin R. Allen, Jacqueline R. Nolde and Alexandra P. Nolde; one great granddaughter, Cameron E. Bright, and two great grandsons, Christopher Sprehe and Graysin Sprehe. Anne received an Associates Degree from Tidewater Community College and worked for many years at Portsmouth Naval Hospital. In her retirement, Anne was active in several community programs including tutoring adults in reading, providing transportation for cancer patients to medical appointments, and in the construction of several homes with Habitat for Humanity and the House that Jill Built in Portsmouth and Virginia Beach. Her greatest pride was her four boys and her grandchildren, followed closely by her beloved Dallas Cowboys.The family will receive friends at Bennett Funeral Home, Mechanicsville Chapel, on Thursday, January 10th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Services will be held on Friday, January 11th at the Mechanicsville Chapel at 10:00 a.m. Interment at 2:30 p.m., Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, 3920 Airline Boulevard, Chesapeake, VA. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Habitat for Humanity of South Hampton Roads, Inc., 900 Tidewater Drive, Norfolk, VA 23504.The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to the staff at Heritage Green Assisted Living in Mechanicsville for their loving support and care of Rosa Anne.
Published in The Virginian Pilot on Jan. 10, 2013