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Rev. Christopher A. Mayes

Rev. Christopher A. Mayes

President & Funeral Director

Pastor Christopher Andrew Mayes is a native of Muscle Shoals, Alabama. On March 30, 1977 he was born to the late Rev. Andrew J. Mayes and Mrs. Dorothy (Belue) Mayes. He is the husband of Lyria (Pruitt) Mayes, formerly of Maben, Mississippi. He is the father of Felecio, Christerria, Camden, Jaxson, Carmynn, Cortlynn and Cambrielle. Pastor Mayes is a 1995 graduate of Muscle Shoals High School. He served in the United States Army and Reserves from 1993 until 2006. He attended Shoals Community College, where he majored in Allied Health, concentrating in the field of Emergency Medical Training. As a child, he was intrigued with the funeral business. At the age of 11, he started working with Thompson and Son Funeral Home. At the age of 27, he pursued his dream of opening his own business. On December 6, 2004, the Trinity Memorial Funeral Home was organized and established with the guidance of God and support from his loving parents.During his early childhood, his parents instilled in him the importance of making God top priority in his life. At the age of 8, Pastor Mayes accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior. He participated in many ministries under the leadership of his father, the Late Reverend Andrew Mayes. He also served as musician for various churches in the Shoals area. When he was 22 years of age, Pastor Mayes acknowledged his call into the ministry. On December 5, 1999 he was licensed to preach the Word of God under the leadership of Pastor Clifford L. Mayes. In 2003, he was elected as Pastor of the Little Zion Missionary Baptist Church of Florence, Alabama where he served until October 2009. During his pastoralship, through the power of God, the church was relocated and a new facility was constructed. He also served as the Springhill District Baptist Association Vice Moderator (2003-2006) and later as Moderator (2006-2009). He now serves as the Vice Moderator for the Mt. Oliver District Missionary Baptist Association. Pastor Mayes has a great love for people and a passion for mentoring young ministers. Pastor Mayes is a passionate leader, dynamic teacher, powerful preacher, and an anointed visionary; who was called to pastor the Sand Creek Chapel Missionary Baptist Church of Starkville, Mississippi in June of 2011 until March of 2017.  He currently serves as Pastor of the Pleasant Plain Baptist Church of Prairie, Mississippi. In ministry and professionally, Pastor Mayes has a zeal for practical Christian Education, through which he works to make the Gospel of Jesus Christ, which is important in the Scriptures, applicable to daily living.


Rev. Andrew J. Mayes

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.


Mrs. Dorothy (Belue) Mayes

Mrs. Dorothy (Belue) Mayes

Vice President

Mrs. Dorothy (Belue) Mayes is a Retired Educator in the Muscle Shoals City School System. She is in charge of our Bereavement Program and Head of our Public Relations. She is a member of Mt. Olievia Missionary Baptist Church in Muscle Shoals, Alabama.


Mrs. Lyria Pruitt Mayes

Mrs. Lyria Pruitt Mayes

Secretary/Treasurer

Mrs. Lyria Pruitt Mayes is a native of Maben, Mississippi. She is a high school graduate of East Webster High School, Maben, Mississippi. She has a degree from Mississippi State University in Nutrition. She is the wife of Rev. Christopher Mayes and the mother of Cortlynn and Cambrielle. 


Mr. Brian Goodloe

Mr. Brian Goodloe

General Manager

Mr. Brian Goodloe is a native of Sheffield, Alabama. He graduated from Sheffield High School in 2002, and enlisted in the U.S. Army, stationed at Ft. Campbell, KY. Brian, was Honorably Discharged in 2012.  Brian has been employed with us since 2006.  He is married to Courtney Belue Goodloe.


Mrs. Christy (Mayes) Rainer

Mrs. Christy (Mayes) Rainer

Family Services Associate

Mrs. Christy (Mayes) Rainer received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences and minored in Psychology and Communications at the University of South Alabama. She recently obtained a Masters Degree in Communicative Sciences and Disorders at Alabama A & M University. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She is a member of the Living Word Community Church, Florence, Alabama. She is the wife of Pastor Shane D. Rainer.


Rev. Shane D. Rainer

Rev. Shane D. Rainer

Funeral Service Associate

Rev. Shane D. Rainer is the Pastor & Founder of Living Word Community Church in Tuscumbia, Alabama. He is a native of Falkner, Mississippi. Pastor Rainer is married to Mrs. Christy (Mayes) Rainer.


Mrs. Dianne Miller

Mrs. Dianne Miller

In Loving Memory

Mrs. Dianne Pruitt Miller transitioned peacefully from this life the early morning of September 27th at Helen Keller Hospital after a rapidly progressive illness. She was born February 14, 1947 to the late Tommie Franklin Pruitt and Susie King Pruitt in Leighton, Alabama.  She graduated from Leighton Training School in 1965, and later attended Muscle Shoals State Technical College.

 

Dianne confessed her hope in Christ at an early age, faithfully attended church, lending her powerful voice to the choir, and was a member of the Mount New Home Missionary Baptist Church, Leighton, Alabama, where she also served as an Usher until her passing. 

 An extraordinary wife, mother, sister, aunt, and friend, Dianne will always be remembered for her keen eye for fashion and was known to many as the “Fashion Diva” and “Queen of Fashion”.  Her passion for serving others was evident in her work with the Trinity Memorial Funeral Home, which she loved dearly.  

She leaves to cherish her memory:

Husband of over 51 years - Billie F. Miller, Leighton, AL

Daughter – Erica Dawn (Earl) Jordan, Antioch, TN


Rev. Ron Ricks

Rev. Ron Ricks

Funeral Service Associate

Minister Ron Ricks is a native of Leighton, Alabama.


Mr. Jameil Ricks

Mr. Jameil Ricks

Funeral Service Associate

Mr. Jameil Ricks is a native of Sheffield, Alabama. He has been employed with Trinity Memorial since 2009. Mr. Ricks has been in the funeral profession since 1997. He is the proud father of 4 daughters and 1 son. Mr. Ricks is a member of Bethel Lauderdale Missionary Baptist Church in Florence, Alabama.


Mr. Howard Davis

Mr. Howard Davis

Funeral Service Associate

Mr. Howard Davis is a native of Leighton, Alabama.


Ms. Dedra Cole

Ms. Dedra Cole

Family Services Associate

Ms. Dedra Cole is a native of Sheffield, Alabama. She is a member of Sterling Blvd. Church of Christ in Sheffield, Alabama.


Rev. Kerry Jones

Rev. Kerry Jones

Funeral Service Associate

Rev. Kerry Jones is a native of Town Creek, Alabama. He is an Associate Minister of Red Bank Missionary Baptist Church in Town Creek, Alabama.


Mr. Melvin Patterson

Mr. Melvin Patterson

Funeral Service Associate

Mr. Melvin Patterson is a native of Corinth, Mississippi. Mr. Patterson currently resides in Tuscumbia, Alabama. Patterson is an active member at High Street Church of Christ in Tuscumbia, Alabama. He is married to Mrs. Sheryl Patterson.


Mrs. Sheryl Patterson

Mrs. Sheryl Patterson

Receptionist

Mrs. Sheryl Patterson is a native of Sheffield, Alabama. She currently resides in Tuscumbia, Alabama. Mrs. Patterson is an active member of High Street Church of Christ in Tuscumbia, Alabama. She is married to Mr. Melvin Patterson.


Ms. Pamela King

Ms. Pamela King

Receptionist

Ms. Pam King is currently a resident of Florence, Alabama.


Mrs. Marquita Fuqua Clopton

Mrs. Marquita Fuqua Clopton

Family Services Associate

Mrs. Marquita Fuqua Clopton is a native of Town Creek, Alabama. She is an active member of Greater Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church in Sheffield, Alabama.


Ms. Amerya Alexander

Ms. Amerya Alexander

Family Services Associate

Ms. Amerya Alexander is a native of Muscle Shoals, Alabama. She is a member of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in Town Creek, Alabama.


Mr. Micah McCulloch

Mr. Micah McCulloch

Funeral Director/Embalmer

Mr. Micah McCulloch is a native of Russellville, Alabama. He currently resides in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. McCulloch is an active member of First Missionary Baptist Church of Russellville, Alabama. He is married to Tiarica McCulloch and they have one son.


Destined Stanley

Destined Stanley

Jr. Funeral Service Associate

Destined Stanley is a native of Muscle Shoals, Alabama. He is a member of Mt. Pleasant Church in Leighton, Alabama. He is the son of Ms. Shatoya LaDawn Stanley of Muscle Shoals, Alabama.


Rev. Carlos McArthur

Rev. Carlos McArthur

Funeral Service Associate

Rev. Carlos McArthur is a native of Sheffield, Alabama.


Mr. Deon Robinson

Mr. Deon Robinson

Funeral Service Associate

Mr. Deon Robinson is a native of Huntsville, Alabama.


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