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Mrs. Emma Mayes

August 24, 1951 ~ April 10, 2022 (age 70)


Emma Wheeler Mayes was born on August 24, 1951 in Columbia, South Carolina to the late Avery and Viola Wheeler.  She departed this life on Sunday, April 10, 2022 in Columbia, South Carolina surrounded by family.   

Emma was educated in the public schools of Richland County and attended C.A. Johnson High School. She graduated from Loring Job Corps in Limestone, Maine. She later received an Associate Degree in Accounting from Midlands Technical College. 

Emma met the love of life, Carl Mayes while living in Maine, who she later married in 1969. They were married for 25 years.  

Emma enjoyed spending time with family and friends. She was full of life and laughter. Many would describe her as the life of the party.  

In addition to her parents, Emma was preceded in death by her late husband Carl M. Mayes; sister, Hester D. McDowell; and brothers, Carl D. Wheeler and Avery A. Wheeler. 

Emma leaves cherished memories to her loving daughters Leighlany Y. Mayes and Mary E. (Timothy) Duckett; son, Terrance M. (Stacie) Mayes; seven grandchildren; five great grandchildren; two sisters, Betty J. (Thomas) Jackson and Odessa R. Wheeler; and many other loving relatives and friends who will miss her dearly. 

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Public Viewing
April 22, 2022

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Myers Mortuary & Cremation Services At Alpine Road
2624 Alpine Road
Columbia, SC 29223

Celebration of Life
April 23, 2022

11:00 AM
Myers Mortuary & Cremation Services At Alpine Road
2624 Alpine Road
Columbia, SC 29223

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