Margaret Jean Mayo

by Lynn McMillen
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Jean Mayo Margaret Jean Mayo, age 80, passed away peacefully at home on November 20, 2023.

She was born June 2, 1943 in Ashland City, Tennessee to Baxter Brown and Mary Agnes Morris. Jean grew up in Ashland City and was the youngest girl of ten children. She met the love of her life at Cheatham County High School, Ron Mayo. The high school sweethearts were married in 1964 and moved to Nashville where they lived for 36 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her six brothers, Lowell, Roy, Alvin, Glenn, Jerry, Raymond and one sister, Juanita Winfrey.

Jean is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, Ron Mayo. Children – Michele (Charles) Beard, Morris (Susan) Mayo and Melissa (Anthony) Casamo. Grandchildren – Hannah (Johnny) Drennan, Emily Mayo, Allison Beard, Ethan Beard, Hudson and Maddox Casamo. Great-grandchild, Palmer Drennan. Sisters, Melba Blue and Joyce Balthrop. Sisters-in-law, Gera Turrentine and Evelyn Mayo and many nieces and nephews.

Jean was a member of Madison Church of Christ where she and Ron were active for many years leading the preschool department. She enjoyed attending the Women’s Bible Classes on Mondays. She was a fabulous cook. Famous for her chocolate meringue pie that won a blue ribbon at the fair. Jean was crowned Fairest of the Fair in 1960. Jean and Ron loved to travel all over the US. She was a huge Tennessee Vols fan and attended most of the home games and some bowl games until her health would not allow her. She retired from SunTrust Bank in 2005. She adored her children, grandchildren and recently her great-grandchild. Pallbearers will be Charles Beard, Ethan Beard, Anthony Casamo, Hudson Casamo, Maddox Casamo, Barry Mayo, Mike MacDonald and Randy Mayo. We would like to thank her physicians who took care of her – Dr. Julia Gomez, Dr. Jeffery Webber and Dr. Kevin Cox. Jean loved the color purple. If you would like to honor her, please wear something purple.

Friends will be received 2pm-7pm Saturday, November 25 at Austin & Bell Funeral Home, Pleasant View, TN. The service will be held, Sunday, November 26 at 2pm with a visitation one hour before the service.Interment will follow at EverRest of Cheatham in Pleasant View

AUSTIN & BELL FUNERAL HOME in Pleasant View is in charge of these arrangements. 6316 Highway 41A, Pleasant View, Tennessee 37146 (615) 746-4433

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