Vestie Marie Mays gained her wings on August 18, 2021 at Tahlequah City Hospital at the age of 77.

Vestie was born on August 5, 1944 in Clint, Texas. She was the daughter of Sylvester and Zella Brown and the wife of Bobby Farrell Mays. Bobby and Vestie married on December 17, 1962 and were married 58 years. They had three children together, Robert Mays, Steven Mays and Vicki Miller. 

Vestie was a USDA inspector at Tyson for 32 years. She loved to reminisce and tell stories about all people she met and worked with throughout her career. She was a very hard worker and loved working in her yard, landscaping and planting trees and flowers. She took pride in all her hard work and accomplishments.

Preceding her death are her parents, Sylvester and Zella Brown; her brothers, Hershel Brown, J.L. Brown, Philip Brown, Fred Brown, and Paul Brown; her sisters, Viola Ross, Lectie Denny and Pearl Isham. 

Vestie is survived by her husband, Bobby Mays, of Stilwell; sister, Reba Wilson, of Stilwell; sister, Naomi Watson, of Oklahoma City; son, Robert and wife Mary Mays of Stilwell; son Steven Mays, of Stilwell; daughter Vicki Miller, of Stilwell; grandchildren, Kimberlyn Miller of Stilwell, Shalea Mays of Stilwell, Sarah (Mays) Davis of Tahlequah, Jericho Snell of Stilwell, Kendra Ritter of Stilwell, Jamie Hopkins of Stilwell, Derrick Mays of Stilwell and many great grandchildren.

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