Barbara Jean Mayes
August 29, 1936 – February 23, 2018
Barbara Jean Mayes, 81, of Winter Haven, FL, passed away on Friday, February 23, 2018. She was born August 29, 1936 in Marion County, Indianapolis, IN, the daughter of Marvin Rufus Brown and Ethel Mae Daws. She was Executive Director of Birchwood Care, Inc.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Mayes was predeceased by her husband, Atha Sylvester Mayes, and her daughter, Cindy Lu Bishop. She is survived by her beloved companion, Ken Smith, and children, Anthony (Linda) Mayes, Rita (Jerry) Humphries, Larry (Sue) Mayes; grandchildren Robert Solloway, Jennifer Thomas, Carlee Prater, Tiffany Costello, Ty Costello; great-grandchildren Melody Thomas and Mychelle Miller; and goddaughter Sherrilyn (Brian) Costello.
Barbara enjoyed cooking for her family, doing ceramics, and shopping, boating, and motorcycling with family and friends.
Barbara will be honored and remembered in a Memorial Service on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at the Calvary Baptist Church, 3255 North German Church, Road, Indianapolis, IN. The family will receive friends from 10 until 11 am with memorial services at 11:30 am.