January 10, 1936 - November 3, 2020
Beloved mother, Mayo Crisp, passed away the evening of Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, after a brief illness.
She was born Jan. 10, 1936, to the late George Oscar Lee and Maudie Mae Thomas Crisp in Morganton, North Carolina.
She was extremely supportive and loving to her only child, Debra. Ms. Crisp worked several jobs, often at the same time, to assist her daughter in reaching her goals. A lifelong admirer of law enforcement, she served as a crossing guard in Morganton, N.C. and Bowling Green, Ky.
Ms. Crisp was a member of Chambers Chapel Baptist Church in North Carolina, where she served as superintendent of Sunday school and president of the Junior Choir. Though she never officially joined other congregations, she was an active member of Hillvue Heights Church in Bowling Green, Ky., from 2005 to 2016. There, she served as a greeter in the church Visitor's Center. She was also a member of several Bible Study classes including the Class of Esther. "Ms. Mayo," as she was often called, was known for her gentle spirit, wit and warmth by many in the congregation. Upon moving to Clemson, S.C., in 2016, she attended Newspring Church in Anderson and soon acquired the same reputation.
She passed along her love of books and civic spirit to her daughter. Ms. Mayo was also a lover of animals serving as "Grandma" to her beloved Pepper.
In addition to her daughter and grand-cat, she is survived by her brother, George (Erika) Crisp of Olympia, Wash.; niece, Michelle Achondo of Auburn, Washington; special cousins, Eddie Thomas and Billy (Ann) Thomas of Morganton, N.C.; and a host of other relatives and friends.
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Published by The News Herald on Nov. 8, 2020.