Samuel Mayo arrived into the world on January 1st, 1954 to a loving couple Jacob Mayo Sr. and Willie Mae Johnson in Opelousas, Louisiana. Sam joined the already growing family as the 4th child of what would eventually be six.
Samuel developed a love and appreciation for knowledge, excelling in his studies from an early age. He attended Southern Louisiana University where he was awarded a Bachelors in Zoology. Following his degree, he began to dive deeper into his community, becoming a Drug Counselor for Youths while also teaching in Grand Coteau, Louisiana. However, still in pursuit of knowledge to further help not only himself but those around him, he enrolled in a Master’s Program at USC to study Public Administration. After obtaining his second degree, he moved back to Texas in pursuit of his second Masters, Psychology. In addition to his studies he taught Catechism at Holy Family Church in Houston, Texas. Afterwards, he landed the job that proved to be the most rewarding, as an assistant to the Dean of Student Affairs at the University of Houston Clear Lake. There he was able to be a mentor to many young, hopeful students. He would be a guiding hand countless more times to his family, while teaching catechism at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, and finally, those who sought help through his Christian Family Counseling Center program for the past 10 years.
Helping and supporting his family was his mission in life, and he continued to do so for the entirety of his time on earth. He is preceded in death by his parents Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Mayo, his younger brother Michael W. Mayo, and nephew Kevin T. Gordon. He leaves to mourn sisters, Irma Gordon and Linda Holmes, brothers, Jacob Mayo Jr and Edward Ray Mayo, a nephew whom he had a hand in raising, Jacob Mayo III, and a host of nieces and nephews who will miss him dearly.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the chapel of Bay Area Funeral Directors, 5410 FM 1765 (facing Highway 3) in Texas City, TX 77591. 409-933-4300. All memorials may be sent to the funeral home.