Movelda Mitchell Mayes
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Movelda Mitchell Mayes
  • April 11, 1920 - January 18, 2018
  • Texas

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Movelda (Mo) Mitchell Mayes, 97, of Conroe, Texas, passed away January 18, 2018. She was born on a farm in Knox County, Texas, April 11, 1920.

Movelda graduated from Benjamin High School on May 19, 1938, and received a secretarial business degree from Draughan's Business School in Wichita Falls, Texas, in 1945.

She was married to Robert Brightman Mayes on June 6, 1942, in Henrietta, Texas.

Movelda had a career as a homemaker and mother while supporting her husband's military career until he retired. She also worked with Robert in their photography business while he was in school and later at a portrait studio.

She had a passion for flower gardening, photography and retouching - and then later photo shopping - old pictures, family genealogy, and dabbling in social media such as Facebook.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert, in May 2000.

She is survived by her two children, five grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. She was the last of her generation, preceded by her 4 sisters and 2 brothers.

Visitation will be held Friday, January 26, at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel at Forest Park The Woodlands Funeral Home, 18000 I-45 South, The Woodlands, Texas 77384. A funeral service will follow, beginning at 12:00 p.m. and a reception following the service in Forest Park's event room.