Age 90 passed away Thursday, December 7, 2017 with family members by his side. Roosevelt was born to the late Bivie and Allen Mays on May 2, 1927 in Helena, Arkansas. Roosevelt was employed by USS Corporation for over thirty years until his retirement. Roosevelt was preceded in death by parents Bivie and Allen Mays a loving wife, Maxine Mays one son Erner Lee Mays, one daughter Gwendolyn Richardson, four brothers and three sisters. Roosevelt leaves to cherish his memories seven loving children 3 daughters Andera (Charles) Bokin, Tangelar Mays and Bivie Mays; 4 sons Roosevelt Mays Sr., Dennis Mays, Hector (Tymiko) Mays and Freddie (Susan) Mays and a host of grandchildren, great-grand children other relatives and friends. Visitation Friday, December 15, 2017 at the Guy & Allen Chapel 2259 W. 11th Avenue, from 12-8:00 p.m. Family hours 6-8:00 p.m. Funeral services Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Full Gospel Church of God 2236 W. 10th Avenue Rev. Phillip Newsome, officiating. Entombment Oak Hill Cemetery.
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Published in Post-Tribune on Dec. 13, 2017.