Published 10:50 pm Friday, February 24, 2012
Juanita Fae Richardson Mayr, a native of Mobile and long-time resident of Troy, died peacefully in her Montgomery home Sunday, February 19, 2012, following a brief illness. She is survived by her daughter, Judy Mayr Head (Al); grandson, Trace Head (Kate) and great-granddaughters, Mary Kate and Addie; granddaughter, Allison Head Pace (Wilson) and great- grandchildren, Wilson and Katherine; grandson, Mike Mayr (Lorna) and great-grandchildren, Trent and Olivia; granddaughter, Missy Harper (Clay) and great-grandchildren, Emily and Drew. Surviving siblings include Betty Peterson and Joyce Patrick. She is preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Richardson; husband, Arthur Joseph Mayr; infant daughter, Pamela Fae Mayr; son, Richard Mayr; and siblings, Harold Richardson, Jr., Eileen Phillips, and Nancy Peterson. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family members and friends.
Mrs. Mayr was a Sunday school teacher at First United Methodist Church in Troy; a teacher and pianist at Mrs. Eagan’s Kindergarten; and long-time secretary and bookkeeper at Charles Henderson High School. After living in Troy for forty-two years, she and her husband retired and returned to their Mobile home where they attended Whistler United Methodist Church and where she pursued her love of family, cooking, and gardening. Three years ago she moved to John Knox Tower to be close to her daughter. She became a member of First United Methodist Church, Montgomery, and continued with her love of flower gardening and sharing her cooking specialties. Always taking care of others, “Nita” was devoted to her family and friends.
Graveside services for family and close friends will take place at Pinecrest Cemetery, Mobile, on Monday, February 27, at 10 a.m. followed by a celebration of her life at Whistler United Methodist Church at 11a.m. Officiating the burial and memorial service will be Rev. Jennifer Gregory and Dr. R. Lawson Bryan.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Stegall Seminary Scholarship Foundation, 2416 W. Cloverdale Park, Montgomery, AL 36124; the First United Methodist Church Television Ministry, 2416 W. Cloverdale Park, Montgomery, AL 36106; or Whistler United Methodist Church, 3102 Whistler Street, Mobile, AL 36612.