Smith Memory Chapel

755 Atlanta Hwy., SE, Winder, GA


Ms Pat Mays

July 10, 1939July 7, 2019

Ms. Pat Mays, age 79 of Winder, passed away Sunday, July 7, 2019. She was a member of New Pentecost United Methodist Church for 45 years, where she loved serving her church and her Lord. Pat retired from The Barrow County School System after 26 years of working in food services. She was preceded in death by her parents, Roscoe and Rosa Linn Wilburn Porter; her husband, Jim Mays; three brothers, Buddy, Jimmy and Tommy Porter; two sisters, Mary Doty and Rachel Higgins and a grandson, Bubba Mays. She is survived by two sons, Jeff and Eddie Mays of Winder; a sister, Thelma Laney of Winder; a granddaughter, Brandi Mays of Lawrenceville and a great grandson, Xylon Mays of Athens. A celebration of Pats life will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, July 13, 2019 at New Pentecost United Methodist Church with Dr. James Mooneyham officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to New Pentecost United Methodist Church.


  • Celebration of Life Saturday, July 13, 2019


Ms Pat Mays

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LeAnne Turner Akin

July 11, 2019

Pat was always a kind woman. She and Thelma were good people and always cordial and gracious members of our community.

Larry Lyle

July 8, 2019

Miss Pat, you will be missed by all who ever had the chance to be acquainted with you! You always gave 200% when it came to all the children that ever had the pleasure to be apart of your productions at NPUMC. I will always remember you and Mr. Jim for the rest of my life. What a great day that will be when we are all surrounding His throne praising Our Lord and Savior! Eddie and Jeff, sorry for your loss but so grateful to know where she is now!! If you need anything don’t hesitate to call.

Connie Christian

July 8, 2019

Sending prayers, I worked with Pat and apalachee high school, she taught me so much , she is a great lady