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Judy Marie (Irvine) Mays
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Obituary for Judy Marie (Irvine) Mays

Judy Marie (Irvine) Mays, 67, of Virginia Beach, (formerly of Staunton), passed away Sunday, September 24, 2017 at Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital. She was a loving mother and wife. She enjoyed laughing and making others laugh. Her smile and humor seem to light up rooms.

She was born in Harrisonburg on April 9, 1950, and was a daughter of Ruth Craig Irvine Mitchell, of Mount Crawford and the late Oliver David Irvine, Sr.

Judy had worked as a bookkeeper and office manager at Houff's Feed and fertilizer for 23 years. She also worked as a bookkeeper for Beam's Trucking, then began work as an associate at Walmart.

She was united in marriage on August 30, 1974 to George Myrul Mays, of Virginia Beach. They just celebrated their 43rd wedding anniversary.

Surviving in addition to her husband and mother is her daughter, Megan Elizabeth Maynard and husband Scott Anthony Maynard, of Virginia Beach; a sister, Sandra Stephens of Grottoes, a brother, Oliver D. "Skip" Irvine and wife Trudy of Grottoes; and her granddaughter, Autumn Rayne Hockaday of Virginia Beach. Also surviving Angela Harper & family, Amanda Kyger & family, Amber Frank & family , Davey Irvine and daughter, Craig Irvine, Jim Irvine and girlfriend Melissa, Melody Stephens & family, Theresa Johnson & family, Chuck Stephens & family, JD Stephens & family. A brother in law Gene Mays and wife Wanda of Lyndhurst . Also special family friends, Nancy and Steve Tolley and Joy and Mike Utberg.

She was preceded in death by a son,George Myrul "Joey" Mays, III. And her stepfather James "Jim" Mitchell.

A memorial service will be held at the Johnson Funeral Service Chapel in Grottoes at 11:00 AM on Saturday, October 7, the with Rev. Daniel House officiating.

The family will receive friends on Friday, October 6, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the funeral home.

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Grottoes, VA 24441

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Grottoes, VA 24441


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