4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 22, at Holy
Trinity Catholic Church in Bloomington
Memorial Mass will be Tuesday at 6 p.m. also at the
Funeral home: Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral
Jessica Mayo, 92, of Lincoln, passed away July 13,
2014 at St. Clara’s Manor in Lincoln.
Cremation rites have been accorded. A time of
visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. on
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at Holy Trinity Catholic
Church in Bloomington, IL. A memorial mass will be
held at 6 p.m. also at the church. Holland Barry &
Bennett Funeral Home in Lincoln, IL. has been
entrusted with her care.
Jessica was born June 08, 1922 in Clint, TX, the
daughter of Gregorio N. Garcia Jr. and Maria
(Vasquez) Garcia. She was the granddaughter of
Captain Gregorio Nacianceno Garcia Sr. Both her
grandfather and her father played an important role
in the early politics of San Elizario, TX. Her
father was the first mayor of San Elizario. She
married Robert W. Mayo in Oakland, CA., on November
20, 1944. He preceded her in death on July 18, 1988
in El Paso, TX.
She worked for Western Union during WW II. Jessica
did extensive volunteer work including volunteering
as a translator for McLean County and volunteering
at McLean County Nursing Home. She received an award
from the East Central Area Agency on Aging naming
her as the McLean County Volunteer of the Year for
2001. She also received special recognition from
LIFE-CIL for 1988-1999.
Surviving are her sons Gregory C. Mayo (Bonnie) of
Lincoln, and Robert L. Mayo (Janice) of Forrest; her
foster son Ron Anderson (Mary) of Bloomington; her
grandson Michael Mayo (Donna) of Aiken, SC; and
several step grandchildren and step great
She was preceded in death by her parents, several
siblings, and her grandson Robert Mayo.
Memorial donations may be made to Holy Trinity
Catholic Church in Bloomington, IL.
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