OBITUARY

Marvin Ernest Mayes

July 12, 1948September 25, 2020
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A LIFE REMEMBERED Marvin Ernest Mayes was born July 12, 1948 along with his twin sister, Marvella He was the first boy born to proud parents, Ernest Rubin Mayes and Ruby Lee Cook Mayes. Immediately recognizing his prestigious position, Marvin eloquently stepped into center stage and captivated those around him with either athletic wit, astute knowledge curiosity, or profound speech. While attending Ryan Elementary, Marvin, embracing Frisky, the family dog, along with sibling was, moved to the Acres Homes Community where he became known for his athletic ability. Exceling in Track & Field and winning many awards at George Washington Carver High School, Marvin went on to attend the University of Houston, continuing to do extremely well in track - even setting a world record with his distance medley relay team in 1970 at the Astrodome. He continued his education at U of H until 1971, when he pursued a military career. In 1984, Marvin met the love of his life, Lucille, through a mutual friend. It took awhile for the two to see that they were meant to be together. They were married in 1986 and preceded to spend 34 years together, enjoying their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Marvin once told Lucille that he could do just about anything. He not only proved that to her, but to the many, many people he helped over the years. He was a different breed, one of a kind, Jack of all trades and a master of them all. He will be missed! One of the hardest working men you could ever meet, Marvin loved his many years of working for the United States Postal Service, and any other job he could find in the neighborhood or at home. Another job and pastime of Marvin was caring for his beloved dogs. Along with raising Tiifu and Novi, he was known as the Pied Piper of the neighborhood, caring and feeding any lost dog that appeared at his door A great passion and love of Marvin was his teaching God’s Word and explaining Bible Scriptures. After confessing Christ as his Lord and Savior under the leadership of Rev. S. V. Adolph at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, Marvin has been a faithful servant of God. Marvin leaves to cherish his memory: his loving wife Lucille; his children: Deleon, known as “Huff” and Sandra; his grandchildren: Christopher (Adilene) and Asia; his great-grandchildren: Chayce, Ava, Jade, Carson, and Mila; as well as, many beloved relatives and friends. He also leaves to mourn, his sister Ruby, better known as "Nena." He was preceded in death by his father, Ernest R. Mayes; Mother, Ruby Lee Mayes; three sisters: Linda Ruth Mayes; Marvella McElroy; and Ernestine “And He will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more; neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” - Revelation 21:4

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    Thursday, October 8, 2020

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    Thursday, October 8, 2020

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    Thursday, October 8, 2020

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Biography

A LIFE REMEMBERED
Marvin Ernest Mayes was born July 12, 1948 along with his twin sister, Marvella He was the first boy born to proud parents, Ernest Rubin Mayes and Ruby Lee Cook Mayes. Immediately recognizing his prestigious position, Marvin eloquently stepped into center stage and captivated those around him with either athletic wit, astute knowledge curiosity, or profound speech.

While attending Ryan Elementary, Marvin, embracing Frisky, the family dog, along with sibling was, moved to the Acres Homes Community where he became known for his athletic ability. Exceling in Track & Field and winning many awards at George Washington Carver High School, Marvin went on to attend the University of Houston, continuing to do extremely well in track - even setting a world record with his distance medley relay team in 1970 at the Astrodome. He continued his education at U of H until 1971, when he pursued a military career.

In 1984, Marvin met the love of his life, Lucille, through a mutual friend. It took awhile for the two to see that they were meant to be together. They were married in 1986 and preceded to spend 34 years together, enjoying their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Marvin once told Lucille that he could do just about anything. He not only proved that to her, but to the many, many people he helped over the years. He was a different breed, one of a kind, Jack of all trades and a master of them all. He will be missed!

One of the hardest working men you could ever meet, Marvin loved his many years of working for the United States Postal Service, and any other job he could find in the neighborhood or at home. Another job and pastime of Marvin was caring for his beloved dogs. Along with raising Tiifu and Novi, he was known as the Pied Piper of the neighborhood, caring and feeding any lost dog that appeared at his door

A great passion and love of Marvin was his teaching God’s Word and explaining Bible Scriptures. After confessing Christ as his Lord and Savior under the leadership of Rev. S. V. Adolph at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, Marvin has been a faithful servant of God.

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