OBITUARY

Robert Andrew Mays

July 11, 1977June 24, 2018
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A Celebration of Life for Robert Andrew Mays will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 30, 2018 at Christian Life Assembly Church, with visitation following the service. Robert passed away Sunday, June 24, 2018 from injuries sustained in a car accident. Born in Miami, Florida, he was a son of Ildefonso Gonzalez and the late Candy Deborah Mays. He was reared by his grandparents, the late Walter James Mays and Dena Lucille Bratton Mays. Robert was attending Christian Life Assembly. He was employed as a machine operator with Shaw Industries. Robert, affectionately known as “Roberto” was a kind and fun loving man. His smile lit up a room and his laugh was not only contagious but one of a kind. Surviving in addition to his father are his brothers, Daniel S. Gonzalez (Cynthia), John Gonzalez (Beverly); stepmother, Amanda Gonzalez; step-sister, Rita Reber; nieces and nephews, JD, Christi, Andrew, Anna Bella, Savanna, Ashley, Lindsey; cousins, Catina, Anthony, Chad, Stephen, and Thomas. Roberto is also survived by the love of his life, Garrie Brown, and dearest friend, Brandi Gray, as well as numerous extended family and friends, including his beloved fur babies, Basquiat and Lil Bit. In honor of his love for his dogs, memorial contributions may be made to Pawmetto Lifeline, a non-profit animal rescue, 1275 Bower Pkwy, Columbia, SC 29212. For those who wish to leave condolences and share memories may visit our online guestbook at www.dunbarfunerals.com

  • FAMILY

  • Father: Ildefonso Gonzalez
    Mother: Candy Deborah Mays (deceased)
    Grandfather: Walter James Mays (deceased)
    Grandmother: Dena Lucille Bratton Mays (deceased)
    Brother: Daniel S. Gonzalez and wife, Cynthia
    Brother: John Gonzalez and wife, Beverly
    Stepmother: Amanda Gonzalez
    Step-sister: Rita Reber
    Nephew and nieces: JD, Christi, Andrew, Anna Bella, Savanna, Ashley, Lindsey; Cousins: Catina, Anthony, Chad, Stephen, and Thomas.
    Love of his life: Garrie Brown
    Dearest friend: Brandi Gray
    Beloved fur babies: Basquiat and Lil Bit.
    Numerous extended family and friends
  • DONATIONS

  • Pawmetto Lifeline

Services

  • Celebration of Life Saturday, June 30, 2018
REMEMBERING

Robert Andrew Mays

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Debbie Blackford

June 30, 2018

I am so sorry. I remember like it was yesterday . Andy and Tina were dancing a t ..concert at the park. Tropical Park they were so young. Then we meant up at Robert Morgen when he was having cooking lesson. He and Tina went out after and shared memories. I am so sorry for your loss. He will be missed. Debbie Blackford

Katasha Rice

June 30, 2018

Katasha Rice

June 30, 2018

Garrie Brown

June 29, 2018

Te amo siempre mi amor! I know our journey was hard and strenuous at times, but your heart was to big to hold grudges. I still find it hard to accept and believe, but every memory we shared along the way I will hold dear and cherish until the day our paths cross again...Namaste

Daron Caldwell

June 29, 2018

My condolences goes out to the family and you will be missed as a great friend and co-worker.

-Daron

Casey Steelman

June 29, 2018

Andy,

While we didn’t share many memories as children, as we grew older our friendship grew with us. I’ll always cherish the moments we shared, the laughs we had, and remember you for the amazing man you were.

Rest in piece cuzzo, until we meet again.

Shae Lewis

June 28, 2018

I remember when we first met. Who ever thought we would be besties. I know you couldn't wait to greet your "nephew" with that wonderful smile you always had. I am so sorry he will never have the chance to meet you. You were definitely an angel among us while here on earth. I'm going to miss our lunch dates and hearing "Hey Love" but you're forever in my heart. It was definitely an honor and pleasure knowing you. Love you!

Deborah Portee

June 28, 2018

May the Lord comfort and give you peace during this difficult time. Please cherish the memories of this great guy.
I was his (Roberta) former Supervisor at Shaw, we kept in contact through FB and he was like a son to me. He will truly be missed.
RIP Roberta
Love Boss Lady (Deborah Portee)

Justin Mikell

June 28, 2018

Roberto was the best neighbor anyone could ever ask for. I’ve known him since I was a little kid and he was like an uncle to me. He use to take me and my brother to the pool, trick or treating, shoot fireworks, and more. I was just talking to him the other day but I’m happy that you are in a better place now. Love you Roberto🙏🏽😪

Veronica(Ronnie) Waiters

June 28, 2018

To the family: I send my deepest condolences. I was Berto’s neighbor for 11 years. I can’t think of a person with a bigger heart. Yes, his laugh was one of a kind and he always greeted with a smile. He will be missed.