Jimmie Lee Ward Mayo

Died: Tue., Dec. 1, 2020


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Fri., Dec. 11, 2020
Location: First Cathedral

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Fri., Dec. 11, 2020
Location: First Cathedral

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Jimmie Lee Ward-Mayo, 78, of Bloomfield, Connecticut, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her family, on December 1, 2020 after fighting a courageous battle with breast cancer. She was born in Dawson, Georgia on June 1, 1942 and was the seventh of eleven children born to the late Rev. Fred Ward, Sr. and Virdell (Toombs) Ward.  Prior to retiring, Jimmie was self-employed as a beautician for over 50 years and, along with her daughter Daychelle, owned the Essence of Beauty Hair Salon.  Jimmie’s Christian journey began as a child in Dawson, Georgia where she was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church.  Upon moving to Connecticut, Jimmie continued her Christian journey as an Evangelist and a member of Abundant Life Tabernacle Church of Hartford, CT.  Jimmie was no stranger to the word of God and she enjoyed sharing scriptures and ministering to family, friends and those she met along the way.  Following her diagnosis with breast cancer, Jimmie volunteer her time supporting patients at the Saint Francis Hospital Smilow Cancer Center.  In addition to her faith in God, the joys and pleasures in her life were spending time with family, preparing her favorite southern meals for all to enjoy, savoring baked sweet treats and watching her beloved Dallas Cowboys.  Jimmie leaves to cherish her memories her three children,  Benita (Cecil) Campbell, Mark Ward (Debbie Mason-Ward) and Daychelle Ward; her husband James Mayo; six grandchildren,  Joseph Ward, Dayvon Albert, Courtney Ward, Kalen Ward, Shaina Stewart and Jayna (Nikki) Wallace; five great-grandchildren,  Jamiah Ward, Elijah Ward-Brice, Justin Wallace Williams, Izaiah Wallace and Anyáh Wallace; seven brothers and sisters,  Gladys Batson, Mary Jones, Fred (Wyrot) Ward, Jr., William (Pete) Ward, Homer Ward, Alvin Ward and Larry Ward, Sr.; a special niece and nephew, Melissa Star Jones and Jayce Moore; and a host of family and friends.   In addition to her parents, Jimmie was predeceased by her sisters Inez Ward and Verna Williams and her brother Billy Roy (Bill) Ward. The family would like to thank all those who helped Jimmie during her time of need, including the staff at Saint Francis Hospital Smilow Cancer Center and Hartford Healthcare at Home.  Memorial donations in Jimmie’s memory may be made to the Violet Phoenix Foundation, 4619 Calvert Road NW, Huntsville, AL 35816.  The family will receive relatives and friends on Friday, December 11, 2020 at 10:00 am; followed by a celebration of life service at 11:00 am at The First Cathedral, 1151 Blue Hills Ave, Bloomfield, CT. To attend the service remotely please visit www.thefirstcathedral.org and click live view. Funeral services are in the care of All Faith Memorial Chapel. 

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Nikki Minor - Jones
   Posted Tue December 08, 2020
My deepest condolences and heartfelt sympathy to you family. Auntie NeNe as we affectionately called her even though she was our cousin spoke so much wisdom into our lives and showered us with love as if we were her own. Auntie will be greatly missed and I thank God for lending his heir, his daughher, to us for the time he did. I know the angels and heaven are rejoicing even more with her return home to our Father's house. Until we see you again Aunt NeNe, sleep in heavenly peace. I love you and I live you all family.

Michelle Lang
   Posted Wed December 09, 2020
Mother, your assignment in my life was completed with love, grace, mercy, forgiveness, and the best upbringing this side of heaven could come to know. I thank Jesus for sending you. I am teaching my children what you taught me in Christ. I will pass on the Word to them as you showed it to me. I love you and I pray to see you again with Father. Amen.

Adele Booker Williams
   Posted Wed January 27, 2021
Condolences to our Church Member, Bro. Cliff Batson, and to the family on their loss of their loved one. Our prayers for God's comfort and peace are with you all.

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