Jeanette Petrea Mayo (10/23/1929 - 5/4/2018)

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Norma Jeanette Petrea Mayo left her home in Austin and entered heaven on May 4, 2018. Jeanette was born October 23, 1929 in Gilmer, Texas, to the late Ernest Petrea and Ida Mae Bailey Petrea. She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Bobby Joe Mayo, in April 2007.

Jeanette is survived by her siblings, Wayne Petrea and spouse JoAnn, and Paula Sayers and spouse E.J.; Four children: Donna Morris and spouse Carl; Mike Mayo and partner, Tom Cottom; Linda Keith and spouse, Alan; Melissa Snell and spouse Willy; five grandchildren: Sol Morris, Aaron Morris, Amber KC and spouse Ram, John Jackson and spouse Jami, Tara Phears and spouse Michael; and six great-grandchildren; Gadarian Morris, Sumara, Syree and Sakaia KC, and David and Bradyn Phears. Jeanette was very close to all of her nieces and nephew and held them very dear to her heart. She also leaves behind extended family and dear friends too numerous to mention.

Jeanette and Joe raised their family in Kemah, Texas, where they lived for 34 years. In addition to a long career in secretarial work, Jeanette enjoyed being a Mary Kay consultant. In 1985 they moved to Tyler, Texas where she worked in medical records until retirement. After 32 years in Tyler Jeanette moved to San Marcos, and recently, to Austin, Texas.

Jeanette's interest in and compassion for others was remarkable. She had an instinct about those who needed a comforting word and a kind smile. Jeanette's faith was strong and sustaining. She had a long prayer list which she went through every day. Although she will be greatly missed, she created wonderful memories for those who knew and loved her, and we were blessed to have her on this earth for 88 1/2 years.

Memorial services are scheduled for 1:00pm on Saturday, May 19, at Providence Baptist Church, 24760 FM 857, Grand Saline, Texas. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Providence Cemetery Association or Hospice of East Texas.

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Hilliard Funeral Home
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Van, TX 75790
(903) 963-8831
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Published in Tyler Morning Telegraph on May 15, 2018