Barbara (Deal) Mays

October 4, 1943 ~ April 3, 2021 (age 77)


            Mrs. Barbara Deal Mays, age 77, of Taylorsville, passed away on Saturday, April 3, 2021 at her home.

            Barbara was born October 4, 1943 in Alexander County, the daughter of the late Henley Deal and Edna Loudermilk Deal Chapman.

            She was a poultry farmer, loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was a member of Liledoun Baptist Church. She enjoyed singing, traveling and raising her flowers. She loved her family, husband, children and grandchildren.

            Including her parents, she was preceded in death by: her grandchild, Ryan Mays.

            Those left to cherish and honor her memory include: her husband, Steve Mays; her son, Troy Mays (Lora) of Taylorsville; her daughters, Audra Mays Fincher (Richard) of Kannapolis, Jennifer Mays Bailey (Michael) of Mooresville; her grandchildren, Kyle Mays (Tabitha), Jordan Bailey, Alec Bailey; her great-grandchildren, Davin, Ethan, Kaylee Mays, Adalyn Mays; her brothers, Blake Deal of Taylorsville, Jimmy Deal of Hiddenite; life-long friend, Rita DeJarnette.

            A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at Liledoun Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Phil Chapman will officiate.

            The body will lie-in-state from 3-6 p.m., Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at Adams Funeral Home.

            Memorials may be made to: Alexander County Hospice, 50 Lucy Echerd Lane, Taylorsville, NC 28681.

            The family wishes to thank her caregiver, Deb Mayes and also to the Alexander County Hospice for all their care shown to Barbara.

            Condolences may be sent to:

            Adams Funeral Home and cremation services are honored to be serving the family of Barbara Deal Mays.  



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April 6, 2021

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Adams Funeral Homes
307 Main Avenue Drive
Taylorsville, NC 28681

Graveside Service
April 7, 2021

11:00 AM
Liledoun Baptist Church Cemetery

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