Ms. Lula Mae Boyce Mayers, the daughter of the late Mr. Caryle Cannon and the late Mrs. Eloise Boyce Cannon, was born on January 6, 1940, in Pomaria, South Carolina. She entered into eternal peace and rest with our Lord on Tuesday, October 1, 2019, at White Oak Manor in Newberry, South Carolina.
She was raised in Elizabeth, New Jersey, where she spent the majority of her adult life. She worked for the US Department of the Navy at the Bayonne, New Jersey Naval Station and she also worked for the Chevron Oil Company for many years as an administrative assistant to the Plant Manager. Additionally she attended Rutgers University as a psychology major. She took an early retirement in 1987 and subsequently returned to Newberry.
Throughout her life, Lula was a voracious reader and proficient artist. She enjoyed reading autobiographies, biographies, historical novels and romance novels. As an artist she enjoyed sketching with charcoals as well as paining with acrylics and water colors. She was always active in PTA, engaged in local politics and enjoyed spending weekends in art galleries and books stores in Manhattan, New York. Anyone who knew her also knows that she loved to talk.
Those who celebrate her life and will share loving memories of her include her son, Howard Terence Mayers (Bonita) of Simpsonville, South Carolina; five grandchildren, Hannibal Mayers of Fairfax, Virginia, Imani, Gabrielle, Joshua and Anaiyah Mayers of Simpsonville, South Carolina; a sister-in-law, Betty Lee Mayers of Little Mountain, South Carolina; a faithful nephew, Sylvester “Bip” Bowers (Nancy) of Chapin, South Carolina; and a host of nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at Saint Matthew Baptist Church, 61 Boundary Street, Newberry, SC. Burial will follow in Werts Cemetery in Newberry.