Madison, Alabama resident and Van Buren County, Tennessee native, Delma Ann Scarbrough Mayes, 81, was born June 19, 1940 and died suddenly and unexpectedly on December 10, 2021.
A beloved daughter, sister, spouse, caregiver, mother, aunt, grandmother, great-grandmother, friend and member of Monrovia Church of Christ, she was preceded in death by her high school sweetheart, James Mayes, whom she married on September 3, 1960.
Her straight forward manner, honesty, wit, sense of adventure, love for her family and love for the Lord were among her most endearing qualities, making her the extraordinary woman we remember. She worked hard throughout her life for her family and accomplished many things. However, nothing made her more proud than her grandchildren and her great-grandchildren. The overwhelming joy they brought her was evident to anyone who met her.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents Fred Nolan and Lola Irene Dotson Scarbrough; and in-laws, Thomas Jefferson and Minnie Shockley Mayes.
She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Gary Nolan (Lisa) Mayes of Madison, Alabama and James Craig (Tracy) Mayes of Wichita, Kansas; four grandchildren and spouses, Kyle (Brooke) Mayes of Brentwood, Katie (Collin) Brasher of Madison, Alabama, and Casey Mayes and Hallie Mayes both of Wichita, Kansas; four great-grandchildren, Madden Mae and Jack Gentry Mayes of Brentwood, Brooks Hayden and Campbell James Brasher of Madison, Alabama.
Sister Lou Ella (Leroy) DeBord of Dunlap; four sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Thelma Delong of Spencer, and Dorothy (John David) Wilson of Sparta; Thomas Edward (Joyce) Mayes of Unionville, and Lonnie (Lynette) Mayes of Spencer; and several nieces and nephews also survive.
Burial was in Lonewood Cemetery.