Julie Mayes

Obituary of Julie Ann Mayes

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Julie Ann Dussia was born in Sylvania, Ohio on December 5, 1959. She was one of four children born to Donald and Inez (Scott) Dussia. Julie was a graduate of Airport Community Schools in Carleton, Michigan. She was blessed with the birth of three sons: Aaron, Kevin, and Rodney.

Julie was employed at Johnson Controls in Monroe, Michigan for ten years. She previously spent a decade working for Time Container, also in Monroe. More than anything else, Julie cherished her role as a mother and grandmother. She often babysat and never missed her grandchildren’s sports games and other school events. Julie also enjoyed watching Disney and Christmas movies with the kids, including her favorite flick: “The Wizard of Oz”.

A talented crafter and seamstress, Julie sewed blankets and created yard art which she offered for sale at local craft shows. She also hemmed clothing for all of the grandchildren. Never afraid to tackle any project, Julie was a devotee of the “Do It Yourself” mantra. She possessed the skills to use whatever tools she needed to bring the creations she envisioned to fruition. Julie was equally talented in the kitchen. Her family especially enjoyed her baked goods, deviled eggs, and sloppy joes.

Julie made many trips to visit family in Florida, as well as California, where her son, Aaron, lived at the time. Outgoing and friendly, she never met a stranger. Although her independent spirit could lead her to be stubborn at times, Julie always had the best intentions in her heart. A fantastic mother and grandmother, she truly left a lasting legacy.

Julie Ann Mayes, age 64, of Monroe, Michigan, passed away peacefully on Tuesday; April 30, 2024 at Medilodge of Monroe. Her passing was preceded by her parents and a granddaughter: Nora Mayes.

Left to cherish her memory are her three sons: Aaron (Susan) Mayes of Livonia, Michigan, Kevin Mayes of Monroe, and Rodney Mayes of Monroe; eleven grandchildren: Aron Mayes, Julie Mayes, Joseph Harrison, Olivia Harrison, Alexander Harrison, Jocelyn Mayes, Madelyn Mayes, Aubrey Mayes, Rodney Mayes Jr., Devin Mayes, and Alec Mayes; two great grandchildren: Vaia Musarelli and Alayna Gregg; two sisters: Connie Dussia and Karen (Jeff) Alt, both of Muskegon, Michigan; her brother: Dan (Darlene) Dussia of Monroe; three nieces: Kendra Alt, Kara (North) Lensky, and Stephanie (John) Oullette; her nephew: Dan Dussia Jr.; and her close friends: Paula Mayes, Judy Marshall, and Pam Jenkins.

Julie’s care has been entrusted to Merkle Funeral Service, North Monroe; 2442 North Monroe Street, Monroe, Michigan 48162 (734) 384-5185. Cremation has taken place through Covenant Cremation of Erie, a division of Merkle Enterprises Inc. Private interment will take place at the Butterfly Garden at Roselawn Memorial Park in LaSalle, Michigan at a later date.

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