Willie Mayo, Jr. was born August 3, 1933, in Hillsborough, NC, to the union of Willie B. Mayo in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Willie received his formal education at Central High School in Hillsborough, North Carolina. He furthered his education at NC A& T University for Agricultural Engineering.
Willie Mayo, Jr., was united in holy matrimony with Willie Blackwell in 1960. Their union was blessed with one child.
Willie was a Veteran of the United States Army, where he proudly served in the Korean War. He was honorably discharged on June 30, 1962. Willie was employed as the United States Postal Service for 33 years, as an expeditor. In his leisure, he enjoyed long conversations and storytelling. He also enjoyed being a loving husband, father, and grand-father.
Willie Mayo, Jr., departed this life on May 3, 2014. He was pre-ceded in death by his wife, Willie B. Mayo, on March 27, 2008; his father Willie Mayo, Sr., his mother Eleanor Whitted Mayo, His brothers, John Mayo, Clarence Mayo and Leonard Mayo; his sisters Eleanor Johns and Eva Clark.
He leaves to cherish his memory, daughter, Gayle Mayo-Graves (Donald), Granddaughter Hillary Mayo Graves, and Grandson Myles Graves all of Greensboro, NC; Brother Jackson Mayo of Hillsborough, NC; sisters Ethel Yarborough and Lois Allison both of Mebane, NC; Sister Virginia Hunter of Raleigh, NC, and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.