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In Memory of

Edward Wallis Mayes,

August 7, 1929 - March 27, 2015

Obituary


Virginia Beach - Edward Mayes, 85, peacefully passed away March 27. He was born in Hertford, NC to the late Edward Wallis Sr. and Estelle Jarrett Mayes. He was predeceased by his wife of 54 years, Ann Blair Mayes and his five older sisters, Kathleen, Hazel, Wally, Margaret and Edna. He is survived by his devoted son and daughter-in-law, Mark Edward and Paula Yost Mayes and his beloved granddaughter, Lauren Rachel Mayes. Also, left to cherish his memory are numerous nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors from the old neighborhoods.

"Eddie" was a graduate of...

Virginia Beach - Edward Mayes, 85, peacefully passed away March 27. He was born in Hertford, NC to the late Edward Wallis Sr. and Estelle Jarrett Mayes. He was predeceased by his wife of 54 years, Ann Blair Mayes and his five older sisters, Kathleen, Hazel, Wally, Margaret and Edna. He is survived by his devoted son and daughter-in-law, Mark Edward and Paula Yost Mayes and his beloved granddaughter, Lauren Rachel Mayes. Also, left to cherish his memory are numerous nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors from the old neighborhoods.

"Eddie" was a graduate of Maury High School and served our country as a Corporal in the Army. He will be remembered as an entrepreneur, owning several businesses throughout his life, a talented painter, a sailor who loved his sailboat "Blew By You", a lover of the outdoors and the Outer Banks and fried oysters.

Heartfelt thanks are extended to his primary caretaker, Tammy Bruan and her family and the staff that work so hard to make him comfortable and entertain him.

Visitation will be between 6 and 8 PM Wednesday evening, April 1 at Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel. A graveside service will be held Thursday, April 2 at 11:00 AM at Forest Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider contributing to either the American Cancer Society or Alzheimer's Foundation