Rev. Andrew J. Mayes
In Loving Memory
The Rev. Andrew Jackson Mayes (AJ) died Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009, at ECM hospital after an extended battle with cancer. He was a native of Colbert County, Ala., a professional barber and earned a Master of Divinity degree from Memphis Theological Seminary. He pastored for 32 years and was currently pastor of Mount New Home Missionary Baptist Church, Leighton, Ala., served in the United States Army, served on the Civil Service Board of Muscle Shoals and was vice-president of Trinity Memorial Funeral homes.
The Rev. Mayes strived to put God first while he unconditionally loved his family through his actions. His life extended beyond his personal family to the church family, and to the entire Shoals area. He always recognized and showed much love for his classmates (LTS Class of '66).
He is known as God's "miracle man," superman and the man with nine lives. He was a remarkable man who loved God, his family and humanity.
He was preceded in death by his father, Alfred Mayes Sr. and mother, Mary Ricks Mayes; brother, Johnette; and sister, Sylvia Hurt.
He left to cherish his wonderful memories wife, Dorothy Belue Mayes, Muscle Shoals; one son, Christopher Andrew Mayes (Melesa), Muscle Shoals; daughter, Christy Mayes Rainer (Shane), Florence; grandchildren, Felecio Mayes, Christerria Andreck Mayes, Camden Mayes, Jaxson Mayes, Carmynn Mayes, Muscle Shoals, Landon DeAndrew Rainer, Florence; brothers, the late Dave (Mildred) Mayes, John Robert Mayes, Muscle Shoals, the late Rev. Clifford (Willie Ann) Mayes, Leighton, Ala., Richard (Bernice) Mayes, Norfolk, Va., the Rev. Alfred (Priscilla) Mayes, Memphis, Tenn., the Rev. George (Marcie) Mayes, Florence, Ala.; two sisters, Ms. Barbara Cobb, Mrs. Jeanette (Earnest) Parker, both of Denver, Colo.; aunts, uncles, and host of nieces and nephews.