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Joseph Benjamin Mayers, Jr.


Sunrise: March 13, 1983

Sunset: June 13, 2019

Mr. Joseph (JoJo) Mayers, Jr., was born in Annapolis, MD on March 13, 1983. He was the oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph B. Mayers, Sr. of Virginia Beach, VA. He departed his young life after a brief illness on Thursday June 13, 2019 at Sentara Leigh Hospital in Norfolk, VA with family and friends attending. “Jojo” was baptized at Shiloh AME Church in Prosperity, SC as a child, and again at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Virginia Beach, VA. He attended Virginia Beach public schools and was a 2001 graduate of Bayside High School and also a 2006 graduate at Hampton University, Hampton, Virginia. He was a Teacher Assistant at Diamond Springs  Elementary School for many years, and while he could have moved to other higher positions,
his love for children kept him in that role for over a decade. In 2018 he was briefly employed as an AFLAC Insurance Agent followed by a new car salesman at Hall Mazda in Virginia Beach, VA. In March 2019, he was blessed to obtain a position with the US Postal Service in Suffolk, VA as a delivery man. A common comment from his employers was that he was always smiling and had a caring infectious positive attitude. His Aunt Tina recently said of him, “When family and friends asked for assistance by saying “hey Jojo,” he promptly made time for whatever was requested.” He was an exceptionally selfless and faithful son, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin and friend who worked hard to provide strength, courage and unity for his parents and family.

He leaves to morn his passing his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph B. Mayers, Sr. and a brother, Jerold B. Mayers, of Virginia Beach, VA. He also leaves a “devoted host” of uncles, aunts, two nephews, a niece, cousins and friends.

Viewing Thursday, June 20, 2019 Metropolitan Funeral Service 120 W. Berkley Avenue Norfolk, VA 23523 Service Friday, June 21, 2019 11:00am Ebenezer Baptist Church 975 Baker Road Virginia Beach, VA 23462 Interment Woodlawn Memorial Gardens 6309 E. Virginia Beach Boulevard Norfolk, VA 23504

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    Marvelette Cason says

    To the family of JoJo our hearts will forever hold memories of him. To know him was to love him. He has earned his wings to fly freely. No more pain and suffering. Until we meet again. Love the Cason Family.

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    George L. Sparrow III says

    JoJo or Big Joe as I or your Bayside Classmates Family would call you is to know a gentle giant with a big heart and a infectious smile.

    May you rest on Heaven sidelines with your creator and Heavenly Father as you look down on your love ones.

    To the Family take comfort in these words that “Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal” and your family member will definitely be missed.

    JoJo or Big Joe you will definitely be missed until we see you again.

    Love George Sparrow III and your Bayside Classmate Family

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    Shanavin says

    To the Mayers family it was blessing to know your son Joe Joe… Thank you for raising him to be a good man and friend. He was one of the first person I knew who had an Accura or Lexus in high school…lol
    We will miss you Joseph
    From the Bennett Family (shanavin)

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    Nathan Butler says

    My thoughts and prayers are with the Mayers family. I met Joe in 8th grade and we remained friends throughout our middle and HS days. I shared many laughs with him over the years. I will miss him.

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    Shanika Satterfield says

    Ms Gwen and Mr Joe thank you for the opportunity to spend 9+ years with him. I miss him so much already. I love you’ll and will continue to keep you’ll in my prayers.
    Until we meet again babe…i love you.

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    Akeyta Owens says

    Please accept my deepest condolences for your loss. JoJo was such a kind soul and had one of the biggest smiles. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

    When someone you love become a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.

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    Nikki Ford says

    A person that departs from this earth never truly leaves, for they are still alive in our hearts and minds, through us, they live on. Please accept my condolences, JoJo will not be forgotten.

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    Quenitn & Ellen Sligh says

    To the Mayers family, our condolences go out for the lost our your beloved “JoJo.” He was a young man full of life and would always greet you with a smile. He will be missed by all. May God comfort you in your time of need.

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    Mike and Regenia Simmons says

    Praying for strength and guidance for the family during this time and forward. Know that you are forever in our hearts and prayers.
    Love you,
    Mike and Regenia

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    Katina Hayes says

    Gwen and Joe, know that the Dillard and Hayes family share in the sorrow of the earthly loss of JoJo. The smile and mild manner of the gentle giant will be missed by all who knew him. To simply think of him brings a smile to my face. There are no words still that I can say to you, but know that you are in my prayers for comfort and understanding.

    Love you all and peace be unto you
    Miss Mae, Tina, Mica, Craig and of course
    Miss Laila N. Hayes-Mayers

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    Merry Heard says

    I have nothing but fond memories of you!! Remember when I made you the crockpot of meatballs for your birthday? You took off with them so you didn’t have to share..? I knew when I was traveling from job one to job two you would be holding things down with your self-made games. Your fondness of Gummy Worms was crazy! Every time I see Gummy Worms I think of you! You were just an all around nice guy and I will forever miss you. Wish I could be there but God knows my heart! RIP Mr. Joe the world loss a good one! ? My condolences to the family and may God comfort you continuously in your time of loss!!

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    Kennesha “Poochie” Cox says

    My condolences to the Family!! Joe was a good dude and will truly be missed!! RIH

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    Shayla Warren says

    While at Diamond Springs Elementary, my daughter loved her some “Mr. Joe”. Wishing you strength and peace during this difficult time. He will truly be missed.

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    LASHIEKA BILLIPS says

    THANK YOU FOR BEING THAT POSITIVE ROLE MODEL AND BEST UNCLE YOU COULD BE FOR ZANARI. WHENEVER NARI WOULD ACT UP IN SCHOOL I WOULD MAKE SURE TO CALL YOU. YOU MADE SURE TO ATTEND BASKETBALL GAMES AND ENCOURAGED YOUR ” SUPER BABY” TO DO HIS PUSH UPS! YOU ARE TRULY GOING TO BE MISSED ! WE LOVE YOU UNCLE JOJO !

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