Overton U. Mayo Sr.

August 14, 1930 ~ June 25, 2021 (age 90)


Our father, grandfather, and friend Overton U. Mayo Sr. answered the master call on Friday, June 25, 2021, at Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center in Williamsburg, Virginia.  His life began on August 14, 1930, son of the late Bertha Branch Mayo and Allen James Mayo of Buckingham, Virginia.

He attended Petersville Baptist Church in New Canton, Virginia. His years of dedicated service to the church and the Lord comforts us in knowing that he is with the Lord in Heaven. He served as the bass singer for the “Shadows of Heaven” for thirty years, singing the praises of God at many churches with the group.  Now, he is resting in the arms of the Lord, where he knows no more suffering, pain, or sorrow.

Overton was joined in Holy Matrimony for over fifty years to the late Margaret B. Mayo. Unto this union, they were blessed with eight children (four girls and four boys). In 1972, the family relocated to Williamsburg, Virginia.

He was employed at Sheldon Lumber Company and retired after fifty years of dedicated service.

He was also preceded in death by his son, Lawton K. Mayo.

Overton’s fond memories will forever be cherished by his daughters, Wanda Mayo, Angela Mayo, Rita Mayo, and Lolita Patrick; sons, Overton U. Mayo Jr., John Mayo, and Milton Mayo; brother, Morris Mayo; sister, Dorothy Johnson; a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews other loving relatives, and friends.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, July 2, 2021, in the House of Prayer Church of Deliverance No. 5, 310 Turlington Road, Newport News.  Interment to follow in Petersville Baptist Church Cemetery, 3330 Petersville Church Road, New Canton, Virginia.  Mr. Mayo may be viewed on Thursday from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the funeral home.

Professional services entrusted to the staff of Whiting’s Funeral Home, 7005 Pocahontas Trail, Williamsburg, Virginia 23185. 757-229-3011

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Walk-thru Viewing
July 1, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Whiting's Funeral Home
7005 Pocahontas Trail
Williamsburg, VA 23185

Funeral Service
July 2, 2021

11:00 AM
House of Prayer Church of Deliverance No. 5
310 Turlington Road
Newport News, VA 23606

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