Emmett Mays
  • Date of passing: Aug 30, 2016
Let the memory of Emmett be with us forever

 Mays, Emmett, Jr, 82, Columbus, GA, died Tuesday, August 30, 2016.

Homegoing Celebration will be conducted 1:00 P.M. Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at Peters Chapel A.M.E. Church, officiated by Pastor Sheryl Sneed.

Interment at Green Acres Cemetery. Visitation Tuesday 12:00 P.M. until the funeral hour at the Church.

The cortege will depart from 2724 East Wynnton Lane Tuesday at 12:30 P.M.

Arrangements by Progressive Funeral Home, Inc.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Renita Andrews on 6th September 2016

"We are going to miss you Uncle Coon. You always had a smile on your face and a kind word to say. Psalms 121:1-2 says, "I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth".  Family, may God strengthen you during this difficult time. Be encouraged. I love you."

This tribute was added by R Hicks on 6th September 2016

"Uncle Coon you will be deeply missed but my hope is we will all find comfort in God's promise:

God’s Promise

God never promised a life without pain,
Laughter without tears or sun without rain.
But He did promise strength for the day,
Comfort for the tears and the light for the way,
And for all who believe In His Heaven above
He rewards their faith In His everlasting love.

Robin Hicks and Family"

This tribute was added by Shirley Greenlee on 5th September 2016

"May you be comforted, by the memories of your loved, one... May the Lord, keep your family in his care.                                                               ~Shirley Greenlee and Family"

This tribute was added by Shavetta Trammell on 4th September 2016

"My thoughts and prayers go out to the Mays'  family during this time of grief. May God provide you strength during your time of sorrow. From Rose Rodriguez--Tacoma WA"

This tribute was added by vivian scott on 1st September 2016

"I want to offer my condolences to the Mays family. It is a painful thing to lose a love one in death; even Jesus, when Lazarus died, "gave way to tears"(John 11: 35). It pains our Creator, too, and he has promised to bring our love one back to life at Isaiah 26:19 "Your dead will rise ...Awake joyfully you residents in the dust! ...the earth will let those powerless in death come to life" then "he will swallow up death forever …"(Isaiah 25:8). I hope these words give you comfort."

This tribute was added by Steve F on 31st August 2016

"To those who loved Mr. Mays, you have my deepest sympathy.  I hope you find peace.
Many people turn to the Bible for comfort  at a time of grief.  I looked up a couple of scriptures that you might find comforting.   In John 5:28.29 Jesus promises a resurrection for those in the memorial tombs, and in Revelation there is a description of the kind of world those brought back will see.
It's Revelation 21:1-4.  
I hope this helps some.  You will be in my thoughts and prayers.  If you wish to contact me my name is Steve, my email is comfort2016@post.com"

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