Born April, 28, 1929 t Henry and Georgia Simmons, Betty J Mayes started her life journey. After graduating from Morgan Park High School, she met and married Lenox Mayes, SR. For 55 years together they had four children; Bette, Lenox Jr, Keith, and David and three grandchildren; Ashia, Hillary, and Marissa. She was an Illinois Bell Secretary for 40 years before retiring and became office manager for her son Dr. David K. Mayes. She managed his office for 31 years. She and Lenox Sr. were members of New Hope Baptist Church and worked as church secretary and Sunday School teacher. Together they raised their family in the church teaching their children and grandchildren important life lessons. With clever wit she enjoyed life traveling with her husband and taking great care of her family.
She is survived by her sons Lenox Jr, Keith and David; her grandchildren Ashia, Hillary and Marissa and her sister Margarette Johnson. We will always love her and miss her beautiful spirit.
Memories will be shared at a memorial visitation on Saturday January 06 from 10:00-11:00am at Hann Funeral Home, 8230 S. Harlem Ave, Bridgeview IL 60455. For more information call the funeral home at 708-496-3344.