December 15, 1959 - February 14, 2020
***AIN’T THAT NOTHIN’*** Those who knew “Mary Kay” knew that “AIN’T THAT NOTHIN” was one of her favorite phrases. Also, if you knew Mary Kay, you knew how good food (which she cooked) and a good laugh (which she provided) could brighten your day and she was known for providing both. Aside from her children and grandchildren, LAUGHTER is her legacy. On Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2020 after a lengthy illness Mary Kay went home to Jesus. Mary Kay was born on December 15, 1959 to Earnest Robertson and Juanita James in Kankakee, IL. In her early life, she was entrusted to her dad and stepmother Peggy Robertson. Mary Kay attended local schools and graduated from Utica Free Academy. In 1977, Mary Kay met John Mayo, and they wed on July 11, 1981. Instantly, John became a father to Mary Kay’s son Lamont, and she, the mother to his son Johnny. They began their lives together and later welcomed the birth of their daughter Tecolia. Mary Kay’s chosen profession was symbolic to what she loved,… making someone’s day better and brighter. With that, she worked as a nurse’s aide at the Masonic Home for 16 years and later worked for a medical transport company. Throughout her entire life, she held an unwavering faith in God, and was a dedicated wife, loving mother and grandmother. Everyone has a memory and could tell you that Mary Kay enjoyed many hobbies, one of which was playing spades and rarely to get beat when she had a good hand!! She also enjoyed cooking and eating the delicious food she prepared, but more importantly, she loved the joy of feeding others. Her legacy of giving, love and LAUGHTER will be forever engraved in our memory. Mary Kay joins her mother, Juanita James; grandmother, Marie Pierce in Heaven. She is survived by her husband, John Mayo; children, Ernest Lamont “Mont” Robertson (Benikia), Tecolia Monique “T” Mayo, and Johnny Mayo (Sabrina); grandchildren, Jahnique, Jaheim, Ayauina, Zyreece, Zanyelle, Zayauaina, Shaquille, Johnny, Johnbriante, Jordan, Terry, and Johnette; and great-grands Zayveon, and Niyelle. Also left to remember this beautiful soul are her sisters, Cynthia of Albany, Joyce (Kelvin), and Dietra of Utica, Monique (Quinten) of Accokeek MD, Melissa of Buffalo; also Vera, Cheryl, and Tracy of Minnesota; brothers, Stanley (Rose) of Utica, Allen of Minnesota, and Kenny, Anthony, and Troy of Kankakee, IL; godchildren, Jasmine Alexandra, Tony, Tyrone, and Steve; a special auntie, Willie Lou (Baby Lou) King, and a very special cousin, Theodis James, both of Kankakee, IL; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends including her lifelong sisterhood with Gail Banks, Grace DeCastro, Linda Owens, Betty Ann Whitehurst, Ginger Garrett, Linda Leggett, and Naomi Hill. These women were very special to her and she loved them dearly. The family would like to extend a heartfelt THANK YOU to the Masonic Care Community Dialysis Center (Masonic Dialysis) and MVHS at St. Luke’s Healthcare Intensive Care Unit. Visitation will be held Saturday from 2-4 at the Eannace Funeral Home, Inc. The family graciously accepts flowers. Mary Kay’s Home Going Celebration of Life will commence on Saturday afternoon at 4:00 upon conclusion of visitation. Interment will take place in Forest Hill Cemetery at the convenience of the family. A BEAUTIFUL SOUL IS NEVER FORGOTTEN Lovingly composed by her family….
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