Nellie G. Mayes

NELLIE PASSED PEACEFULLY FROM THIS LIFE ON FEBUARY  5TH AFTER GRADUAL DECLINE IN HEALTH.  SHE WAS SURROUNDED AND SUPPORTED BY LOVING FAMILY, FRIENDS,AND CAREGIVERS DURING THE LAST DAYS OF HER LIFE.  NELLIE WAS BORN IN DERIDDER,LA ON JUNE 30,1951 TO THE LATE MR ROBERT LEE AND WILLIE D GRINDS.  GRADUATED FROM CARVER HIGH SCHOOL  IN 1972.  NELLIE BEGAN WORKING AT THE OAKS RESTAURANT FOR YEARS AS A COOK.  AFTERWARDS, SHE BEGAN WORKING AT THE SERVICE CLEANERS UNTIL SHE RETIRED TO DUE TO HER HEALTH ISSUES.


SHE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HER PARENTS AND GRANDMOTHER, ZEFFER JONES.

NELLIE LEAVES BEHIND TO CHERISH HER MEMORY  HUSBAND, ELTON MAYES III AND STEPDAUGHTER, ISHEKA MICHELLE HAYNES LYNCH OF DERIDDER; ONE SISTER, SANDRA JAMES OF DERIDDER; THREE BROTHERS, DON LYNN GRINDS, ALFRED DREW GRINDS, AND ROBERT GRINDS III OF SEATTLE WASHINGTON;  TWO NEICES, TONYA JAMES OF BATON ROUGE  AND TY’RYTA GRINDS OF SEATTLE WASHINGTON;  ONE NEPHEW, TONY JAMES (KIMBERLY) OF CARROLLTON, VA. ONE GREAT NIECE, MCKENZIE JAMES OF CARROLLTON, VA;ONE AUNT, NELLIE MAE HANDY (ELLEN) OF DERIDDER.  FIVE BROTHER IN LAWS CLEVELAND MAYES (EMILY) OF ALEXANDRIA, LA; ANDREW MAYES(SHEILA) OF DERIDDER,LA;WALTER

MAYES(ADRIENNE) OF BATON ROUGE;ROBERT MAYES OF BATON ROUGE;TIMOTHY MAYES (MARGURITE) OF DERIDDER;FIVE SISTER INLAWS, MARGARET SILAS (REGINALD) OF DERIDDER;DORETHEA PALMER (LEATHAL) OF NEW LLANO; SHEILA LAVANT, DORIS FAYE PETERS, AND BERNADINE MAYES ALL OF DERIDDER. THREE STEP GRANDCHILDREN; AND A HOST OF COUSINS, OTHER RELATIVES  AND FRIENDS.

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