Laberta L. Mayo

Laberta L. Mayo, nee Hardwig, 93, of Belleville, IL, born Friday, January 26, 1917, in East St. Louis, IL, died Thursday, December 16, 2010, at St.Elizabeth Hospital in Belleville, IL.

Mrs. Mayo worked as a office clerk for Edison Brothers Shoe Company for 15 years. She was a member of St. Matthew United Methodist Church in Belleville, IL, Christian Heirs of the church, New Life Club, past president of PTA Slade School in East St. Louis, IL and enjoyed her trip to Israel.

Laberta was very creative and loved to sew and knit beautiful creations. She received an award for her penmanship. She loved flowers and roses were her favorite. She was a beloved mother and friend to her daughter. They enjoyed each other, visited often, and traveled together. Her spirituality was at the essence of her being.

She was preceded in death by her:

  • Husband: Willis Mayo
  • Parents: Ernest B. and Lucille nee Aubry Hardwig
  • Brother: Ernest B. Hardwig
  • Great Great Niece: Danielle Elizabeth Thompson

Surviving are her:

  • Daughter: Dr. Judy J. Mayo of Chicago, IL,
  • Niece: Denise Tucker of Las Vegas, NV
  • Nephew: Ronald B. (Nancy Sue) Hardwig of Bloomington, IL
  • 5 Great Nieces & Nephews
  • 11 Great Great Nieces & Nephews
  • One Great Great Great Nephew

Visitation: Friends may call from 4-8 P.M., Tuesday, December 21, 2010, at the Kurrus Funeral Home, Belleville, IL and from 10-10:30 A.M., Wednesday, December 22, 2010, at St. Matthew United Methodist Church in Belleville, IL.

Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am Wednesday, December 22, 2010, at Saint Matthew United Methodist Church, with Rev. Larry Patton officiating and Rev. Bob Souders with the eulogy. Interment will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery, Belleville, IL.

Condolences left for Laberta L. Mayo:

    God Bless Laberta Mayo. Judy, we are so glad that we got to spend time with you and your dear mother in Chicago. We will always cherish that memory, and celebrate her life. Love, Joanie & Sparrow

    Joanie Pallatto Chicago IL 60657

    My sincere condolences to Judy and all the family. Although gone, the Pert Labert lives on in our fondest memories.

    Charly LaRobardier Belleveille

    Sorry to hear about the passing of your mother Judy. I was truly blessed to have met your mother. I am praying for you.

    God Bless You.

    Iris Calloway

    Iris Calloway Chicago Illinois 60611