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Eugene Thomas Mays, Jr., was born May 5,
1961, in Sarasota, FL. He was the beloved first-
born of the late Eugene Thomas Mays, Sr., and
Voncile Mays. He confessed Christ at an early
age and became a believer of God. He was a
member of The Faith Center in Sunrise, FL,
where he exhibited unwavering faith.
Eugene met his soulmate, Donna Jarrett-Mays,
in 2013, at her sorority’s White Hot Party. A
few years later, they were married on May 24,
2015. For the past seven years, Eugene and
Donna enjoyed traveling, eating, and spending
every day and moment together.
Eugene had a joyful spirit and a big heart. He dedicated his life to
helping others as a caregiver and helping the youth in detention
centers. Encouragement and mentorship were his keys to helping
them change their lives.
With his unique style and creative fashion, Eugene was a trendsetter
in every way. From his stylish hats, to his sporty jackets, down to
his distinct array of shoes, he was always coordinated, making his
showstopping mark and setting the trend.
Eugene was also an open-minded and supportive entrepreneur
with his wife. Together they set out to help others in everything
they did. His life on Earth has truly been a blessing, as a dedicated
and loving son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, uncle,
cousin, and friend.
Eugene Thomas Mays, Jr., leaves to cherish his memories, his loving
wife, Donna Jarrett-Mays, his mother, Voncile Mays of Sarasota,
FL; one brother, Frederick Mays (LaRhonda) of Lancaster, TX; two
sisters, Juanita Davis (Art) of Aurora, CO, and Permela Hargrove
(Amos) of Rowlett, TX; and three children, Dyon Mays, Eugene
Thomas Mays III (Vanessa) of Sarasota, FL, and Kashante “Gina”
Mays of Tampa, FL. He also leaves seven grandchildren and a host
of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.