John David Mayo, beloved son of the late Joe W. Mayo and Mattie Hall Burton, was born on November 17, 1935 in Greenville, North Carolina. He departed this life on March 30, 2022 at Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital in Onancock, Virginia.
John was educated in the public schools in North Carolina. He entered the workforce at an early age. John drove truck for many years until his retirement.
In April, 1969, John married Dallas Frazier Mayo, who preceded him in death on March 4, 2022. They were blessed with 52 years of marriage. During this time, they raised Leon Burton as their son.
Although John didn’t attend church, he made sure his wife was there faithfully each Sunday until his health began to fail. John was Dallas’ personal stylist-choosing the right outfit to accompany the right hat to complete her look for church. He would enjoy listening to the gospel programs when Dallas returned from church.
In his leisure, John enjoyed traveling and working in the garden with his wife, and collecting aluminum cans.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his siblings, Joe Mayo, Jr., David Charles, and Della Burton; and his niece, Kimberly.
John leaves to cherish his memory: son, Leon Burton; brother, Mack (Cynthia) Mayo; sisters, Mattie Ruth Clemmons and Johanna Smith; sister-in-law, Juanita Andrews; nieces and nephews, Mitchell, Michael, Marlo, Keith, Kareem (Melissa), James, Bonnie, Brenda, Sharon, Denise, and Walihamine; goddaughter and caregiver, Jackie (Daniel) Douglas; devoted caregivers, Min. Joyce Watson, Brenda Gandy, Christine Miller, and Dexter Miller; and a host of other relatives and friends.