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Sarah Lula Mays

April 29, 1947 ~ May 13, 2022 (age 75)


Sarah Lula Pinson Mays was born April 29, 1947, to the late Henry D. Pinson and Noble Lee Berry.  Sarah attended Belden High School and worked many years in the manufacturing industry. Sarah married Lee Erbey Mays on June 25, 1982, and they shared five step-children. Erbey was the love of her life and they did everything together. Although Sarah didn't have biological children, she had a very close bond with her nieces and nephews.

Sarah accepted Christ at an early age and attended Chapel Grove Holiness Church where she got saved under the leadership of the late Bishop Dr. G.T. Howell. She later moved to Benton Harbor, MI and joined Israelite Baptist Church. On May 13, 2022, she was called called home to be with the Lord.

Sarah leaves to cherish: five step children, Anthony Mays, Earbie Jr. (Lavera) Mays, Tomika (Harland) Taylor, all of Benton Harbor, MI, Freeman (Tonya) Mays of Niles, Mi and Polara Mays of Kalamazoo, MI.  Four brothers, Henry (Jeanette) Pinson of Belden, Ms, Preston Pinson of Toledo, Ohio, Ray (Willie Esther) Satterwhite and James Satterwhite of Belden, MS;  four sisters, Eloise Vortice of Decatur, GA, Ethel (James) Jones of Tupelo, MS,  Ollie Pinson of Tupelo, MS, and Minnie Pearl Traylor of Verona, MS; one Godson, Karl Yates of Benton Harbor, MI; a special neighbor and friend, Kate King of Benton Harbor, MI; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Sarah was preceded in death by her husband, Lee Erbey Mays; her parents, Henry D. Pinson and Noble Lee Berry; one brother, James Pinson; one sister, Della Hill Stuckey; five nephews, Donny Pinson, Tony Hill, Don Hill, Jeffery Cummings and Gregory Cummings.

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