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Martha Mayo
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 • Posted April 5, 2014

Martha Caroline Simpson Mayo “Meemaw”, 74, of Abilene went to be with her Lord on Monday, March 24, 2014, after a long, courageous battle with Alzheimer’s. A Funeral Service was held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, March 27, in North’s Memorial Chapel with J. D. Miller officiating and Beth Reeves assisting. Burial followed in Buffalo Gap Cemetery, under the direction of North’s Funeral Home. The family received friends from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, in North’s Memorial Chapel, 242 Orange St.

Mrs. Mayo was born August 14, 1939, in Mason, Texas, to Toddy and Katherine Simpson. She was a member of the Church of Christ. She worked for Abilene Independent School District for over 30 years where she retired in 2004 from Abilene High School.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Leon Mayo and step-mother Louise Martin.

She is survived by her daughter, Debra McCracken and husband Brett of Abilene; son, Michael of Ft. Worth, Texas; granddaughter, Katie McCracken “Katie Bug” of Abilene; sister-in-law, Janet Robertson of Ozona, Texas; step-sister, Lou Ann Peterson of Mason, Texas and special family, Jean Barber.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the local Abilene Regional Alzheimer’s Association, 301 S. Pioneer, Suite 105, Abilene, Texas 79605; Child Advocacy Center P.O. Box 74, Abilene, Texas 79604 or Regional Victim Crisis Center, Box 122, Abilene, Texas 79604.

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