Jacob Mayes Obituary in Memphis at R.S. Lewis & Sons Funeral Home | Memphis, TN
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Jacob Mayes

Passed 09/11/2021

Obituary For Jacob Mayes

Jacob Mayes departed this life on Saturday, September 11, 2021.

Jacob, better known as ”Jake”, was the third of four children of the late Charles and Elizabeth Mayes. Jake was born on February 5, 1947, in Jackson, Mississippi. He attended Brinkley High School and graduated in 1967. He received a BS degree from Tennessee State University and pledged Phi Beta Sigma. Jake joined Masonic Lodge J.A. Myers #349. He later earned a Master’s Degree from Chicago State University in Health and Physical Education.

Jake’s passion was football which allowed him to play in the NFL for the San Diego Chargers. As a hobby, he became an avid golfer.

Jake loved Physical Education and taught high school in the Chicago Public Schools until his retirement in 2007. During this timeframe, he furthered his education and received multiple certifications.

Jake moved to Memphis, Tennessee, where he continued his passion for golfing. While golfing almost daily, he acquired friends. Jake became the “entertainer” for all who had an opportunity to be in his presence. He enjoyed having monthly luncheons with his “boys”.

During Jake’s Christian journey, he united with Cornerstone Institutional Baptist Church in Memphis, Tennessee, under the leadership of Dr. Brodie I. Johnson. Jake was a faithful supporter of the church.

Jake united in holy matrimony to Delores Loretta “LoLo” Fisher and celebrated their union for forty-nine (49) years. They remained lovebirds until the end! Devotion, honor and respect were the main ingredients for their lifelong marriage. They realized that ultimate trust was the glue to their lasting partnership.

Jake leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Delores Loretta Fisher; one daughter, Shellie Renee (Richard) Winters; one granddaughter, Zoe Harper Winters; sisters, Mary Alice Williams of Jackson, MS, and Yvonne (Torricelli) Magett of Chicago, IL; devoted sisters-in-law, Sonya Bernice (Murphy) Goodman, Sharron Elaine (Theodore) Hill, Jacquelyn Fisher (Henry Smith) of Nashville, TN, and Doris Mayes of Chicago, IL; brothers-in-law, Ervin Leon Fisher, Jr., Kenneth (Debra) Fisher and William Fisher of Nashville, TN; devoted cousins, Mildred Hudson, Percy Thomas, Cornic C. Graham, Jr. of Jackson, MS, James Holmes, and Brady Woods of Memphis, TN; and a host of nieces, nephews, great- nieces and great-nephews.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, September 16, 2021 from 10:00am-11:30am at R. S. Lewis & Sons Funeral Home, 2944 Walnut Grove Rd. Memphis, TN 38111. Graveside service will be Thursday, September 16, 2021 at 12:00 noon at Memorial Park Cemetery-Poplar Ave with interment to follow.

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Table Arrangements
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11
Sweet Moments
$69.95
Beautiful Dreams
$79.95
The Sweetest Touch
$74.95
Heartfelt Condolences
$89.95
Rays of Solace Bouquet
$74.95
Ocean Devotion
$74.95
Gathered With Love Flower Arrangement
$119.95
Pastel Harmony
$84.95
Pastel Peace Basket
$74.95
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11

Flowers are delivered by the preferred local florist of R.S. Lewis & Sons Funeral Home | Memphis, TN.
For Customer Service please call: 1-888-610-8262

 

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