Rev. Elihue Roy (E.R.) Mayo, 88, of County Road 633, Enterprise was called home to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, at the home of his daughter, Sharon following an extended illness.
A celebration of his life was at 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19, at Free Will Baptist Church in Enterprise. Burial followed in the New Home Cemetery with Sorrells Funeral Home of Enterprise directing.
Rev. Mayo was born Sept. 13, 1923 in Boyd County Ky., to the late Roy and Verna Sue Montgomery Mayo. He was one of our WW II heroes, serving in the Army Aircorp. He received a purple heart, three bronze stars and many medals during his service and tour over Normandy during D-day. He was an ordained minister and had pastored churches in Gadsden, Wattsville, Pell City, Adamsville, Enterprise and Houston, Texas. He served as a Home Missionary from 1973 to 1992. He was a member of the First Free Will Baptist Church as well as a lifetime member of the Masonic Lodge.
In addition to his parents, his wife of 58 years Alma McGlone Mayo; two infant children, Paula Sue Mayo and Joe Darren Mayo; son, Harold Mayo of Adamsville; granddaughter, Sonya Dawn Mayo; son-in-law, Jimmy Lindley of Enterprise; and two brothers, Max Mayo of Ohatchee and Elden Ray Mayo of Columbus, Ga., preceded him in death.
Survivors included four sons, Daniel Mayo (Christine) of Huffman, Texas, Donald Mayo (Hennie) of Enterprise, Kenneth Mayo (Esther) of Baytown, Texas and Gregory Mayo (Marilyn) of Ashland, Ky.; three daughters, Sharon Lindley and Shelia Reeves (Grady), all of Enterprise and Jan Woodruff (Rodney) of Hanceville; daughter-in-law, Carol Fritts of Adamsville; sisters-in-law, Mary Lois Mayo of Glencoe and Helen Mayo of Ohatchee; 23 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; four brothers, Eugene Mayo (Betty) of Lakeland, Fla., Harold Mayo of Ashland, Joe Mayo (Ruth) of Gadsden and Jimmy Mayo (Carol) of Opelika; three sisters, Mary Elizabeth Boggs (Glenn) of Shiloh, Ohio, Gail Damron of Grayson, Ky., and Susie Weems of Glencoe; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.
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