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Mays, Lynda Sill

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September 3, 1942 - February 20, 2020

Mays, Lynda Sill

Lynda Sill Mays, 77, of Westminster, Texas, was called home to Glory on Thursday, 02/20/2020, at 10:20 am. She was surrounded by loved ones as she left her earthly body and flew high with Jesus to her completely healed body in heaven. We rejoice in her healing, but we miss her more than any words could ever describe.

Lynda was born September 03, 1942, the third child born to Raymond and Lillie Lucille (Housley) Sill. She was raised in Dallas, Texas, and had many stories about living on Sadler Circle as a child. She attended Maple Lawn School, Rusk Junior High, graduating from Crozier Tech High School in Dallas in 1960.

Shortly before her high school graduation, she married Johnny Mays, Jr. This union produced undoubtedly 5 of the best children any parents could ever have: Johnna, James “Bubba,” Joanna, Janna, and Janine. She was devoted to her family, especially her children, serving as a Girl Scout leader, den mother for the Boy Scouts, softball coach, and was an active member of the PTA at the schools her children attended.

Lynda and Johnny began raising their children in Dallas, before moving to Lancaster, TX. In 1972, while driving around Van Alstyne, TX, Lynda saw and fell in love with the big 2-story house at 612 SW Main Street. In April of 1973, the family moved into that beautiful house and made a home out of it, residing there until April of 1984.

During her time in Van Alstyne, Lynda owned and operated The Junk Box in downtown VA, an ahead-of-the-times thrift store. She was definitely innovative! In the late 1970’s, she began working at the Dairy Queen in Van Alstyne, and by 1980, she was managing it, ensuring her children would all have jobs as teenagers. During her time managing the DQ, she cemented so many of the friendships she had with the friends of her children; relationships that continued the remainder of her life.

In 1984, she moved to Dallas, and after working at the Waffle House and AT&T, she went to work for the United States Postal Service. She worked at the Bent Tree Post Office, before eventually transferring to the Kleberg Post Office. She formed many lifelong friendships at each of the places that she worked.

In 2007, she retired from the USPS due to declining health issues. Upon retirement, she decided to move to be closer to the majority of her children, settling in Westminster, Texas. She enjoyed being in the country and the slow pace of living in a small town, where she forged new friendships. It was here that she was residing at the time of her death.

She lived a life devoted to her large, beautiful family. She touched so many lives, many of whom she had no clue. This was evidenced by the number of loved ones who were able to visit with her the day before her homegoing. More than 60 of her family and friends were able to visit with her that day. It was a testament to the power of love. During these visits, she encouraged everyone to make amends and heal relationships, to love one another and ourselves, go to church and get involved, and most importantly of all, come to know Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Saviour.

Those left to cherish her memory are her children, Johnna Werner, Bubba Mays, Joanna Turner, Janna Mays, and Janine Lane; sons-in-law, Bob, Larry, #7 “Mike,” and James; daughter-in-law, Lisa; grandchildren, Steven (Aymee), Richard, Aaron (Adreana), Alicia (Neal), Stephanie (Nick), Jessica (JR), Larry Don (Lyndsey), Erica, Pamela, Jocelyn (Herb), Jennifer (Carl), Courtney, Megan (Justin), Adrienne (Randy), Casey, Lindsey, Timothy “Bo,” and Kelly (Kevin); 40 great grandchildren; sister, Ann Perdue; extended family; best friend, Mary (Johnny); and countless other friends.

She was preceded in death by parents, Raymond and Lillie Lucille Sill; brothers, Raymond Sill and Tommy Sill; sister-in-law, Polly Sill; brother-in-law, Bob Perdue; uncle and aunt, Earl and Lois Womack; great grandson, Dakota Gage Dotson; great granddaughter, Lillie Lucille Compton; and great-great grandson, Maverick David Carpio.

Honorary pall bearers are nephews, Donnie Sill, Brad Perdue, Beau Sill, and Tony Rasmussen; and friends, Bobby Stephens, Steve Edmonds, Billy Cook, and Jackie Wilkins.

Lynda was very generous in life, and gave to a number of charities. In lieu of flowers, please consider giving to one of the following charities.

  • Lynda believed in the spreading of the Gospel, so please consider giving to the missions fund at Preston Highlands Baptist Church, 17463 Davenport, Dallas, TX 75252, or the missions fund at your own church.
  • Her great grandson, Lucas Compton’s, battle with an inoperable brain tumor.
  • Lift Me Up Rescue (dog rescue organization), PO Box 1314, Van Alstyne, TX 75495, [email protected]
  • Discovering the Jewish Jesus
  • Jude’s Research Hospital
  • Disabled American Veterans (DAV)

Visitation will be held on Saturday, February 29, 2020 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the Brooks Family Chapel of the North Dallas Funeral Home, 2710 Valley View Lane, Farmers Branch, Texas 75234.

Funeral services will be on Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 3:00 pm in the Brooks Family Chapel.

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Anthony Acosta

February 29, 2020 2:51PM

My thoughts and prayers are with you on the passing of your wonderful mother and friend.

Anthony Acosta

Gregg Mckinney

February 29, 2020 12:09AM

To The Mays family send out our deepest condolences to you may God Bless you and hold you close From the Mckinney family Bob,Altha, Lenore and Gregg..

Jackie Wilkins

February 27, 2020 7:00PM

Her witty banter, smile, and boasting of superior movie collection to mine provided deep admiration and joy. I offer my deepest sympathy's to the family.

Rose Kimball

February 26, 2020 8:04AM

Knowing her made my life more joyful. She was infectious that way. I wish I had known her longer. My love and sympathy to the entire family.

Donnie Sill

February 25, 2020 11:58PM

To my favorite Aunt Lynda, you were thr rock of your family and you leave a void which cannot be filled. You were loved by so many and were such an influence to thise around you. I will miss our birthday chats on the phone. I will cherish the memories of your smile, your laugh and extraordinary imagination and talent. Heaven has it’s hands full as it has never seen anyone like you. It is with so much love that I said my goodbyes, but I rejoice in knowing that you are reunited with family within the arms of our Heavenly father and know I will see you again. with both love and sorrow in my heart I bid you farewell. Your favorite nephew Donnie

Paula Bateman

February 25, 2020 7:50PM

Such a lovely and creative woman. She will be deeply missed by all.

Nelda Partin

February 25, 2020 12:07PM

Your mom,grandmother, was always interested in what you were doing and learning. She was always supportive of you. Everyone of her children or grandchildren that I has the pleasure of teaching were a joy. With sympathy, Nelda Partin

Krista N

February 24, 2020 8:37PM

Oh Lindsey and Jocelyn <3
I’m so very sorry for your loss, Lindsey you told me so many amazing stories about when you were a kid, living with MawMaw, and Jocelyn when you stayed with her and yalls practical jokes. My heart is breaking for the Lanes. Janine, Jocelyn, Lindsey and Adrienne I’m so sorry for your loss!
This is such a beautiful eulogy.

Dale Perry

February 24, 2020 5:16PM

May peace be with you and your beautiful family.

Patrica Caddell

February 24, 2020 3:51PM

My prayers are with the family during this time of great loss. Lynda had the greatest sense of humor, always something hilarious to say! Her smile was contagious! Praying for comfort for you during this time.

Jo Zahn

February 24, 2020 12:19PM

Lindsay I am so very sorry for your loss. May God wrap His arms around you and the family during this time.

Natalie Belcher

February 24, 2020 11:00AM

My sweet great-grandmother Mawmaw, it was such a blessing to have you in my life and to have been able to love you. You’re always in my memory and heart

Johnna Mays Werner

February 24, 2020 10:52AM

My mother!! How I love you and miss you so much! Please hold Lillie and Maverick and kiss them for us and do the same to the others we have lost, as well. We miss you so much! I love you!

Carla Willingham

February 23, 2020 4:35AM

Just wanted to let all of yall know that your in my prayers. I know this is not easy. It's a different life you will have to form to. Love all of yall even though we may see each other once a year or 2 but yall are all in my prayers.

Susie Ingram

February 22, 2020 12:29PM

My sincere sympathy to this amazing family. Lynda and all her children treated me like one of their own from the first day I met them and I think that was over 40 years ago. I know how much Lynda will be missed by her family and I’m sending prayers for comfort.

Johnna Mays Werner

February 22, 2020 10:56AM

My mother! Oh how I miss her! She is the greatest woman I have ever known! I thank the lord for letting her be my mother. I can't wait to see you again.

Kathrine Mays Thomason

February 22, 2020 10:22AM

So sorry for y'all loss she was a lovely aunt to us and she will be missed love you aunt Lynda till we see you again