Lionel Mayers

With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Lionel Joseph Mayers on Wednesday March 25, 2020 at his home while surrounded by family. Son of the late Joseph Mayers and Gertrude Bourgeois. Husband of Elaine Murphy. Father of Mark and Sherry Demaat, Dale Mayers, Melissa Mayers, Michelle Swackhammer, the late Steven and Jeffery Mayers. Step father of Edwin Murphy and Tina Platten, Tammy (Murphy) and Rob Lodewegen, Dawn and Tony Paino. Grandfather of Tricia and Tim Gammage, Adam and Troy Demaat, Scott and Jesse Worth, Danielle and Chris Schweitzer, Lindsay, Emily and Ryan Swackhammer, Markie Mayers, Kaley Ripley, EJ Murphy, Ashley and Wyatt Hoekstra, Christopher and Shayna Murphy, Michael Christina and Andrew Paino. Great grandfather of Tara, Allen, Jace, Summer and Sophia, Amelia, Charlotte, Maverick, Hadlee and Addilyn.

The celebration of Lionel’s life will be planned for a later date. 

28 Comments on “Lionel Mayers”

  1. His quiet and sweet demeanor will be missed, such a lovely man. Aunt Elaine, I’m so very sorry for this loss, my heart hurts.

  2. Michelle and family. I am so very sorry for you loss. Your father will be missed but always in you heart.

  3. My grandpa was the most hard-working an incredible man. He had so much gratitude and a big heart for everyone around him. He created this beautiful family and I will be forever grateful to be a part of it. Losing someone is all new to me. I’m staying strong for my mother, my grandmother and all of my family. Because that is what my Grandpa Lionel would have wanted. I love you to the moon and back.

  4. So sorry to hear about Lionel! Our thoughts, prayers and hugs are with all of you at this difficult time.

  5. Melissa, Michelle, Sherry , Dale and family,

    I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad.
    Growing up, I spent a lot of time hanging around your house, and I have fond memories of your Dad.
    You are all in my thoughts.
    Take Care,
    Cathy Haddock- Wyatt

    1. Grandpa Lionel was a caring, amazing man. He will be missed so much. Grandma Sherry is my best friend and it’s killing me to see her in so much pain. We all loved him dearly. We love you Grandma Elaine <3

  6. Danielle, Chris and family
    We are so sorry to hear of your loss, may your many happy memories of your grandpa get you through this difficult time. Thinking of you all.
    Tom and Sandy Maynard

  7. On behalf of the officers and members of Campbell AME Church we extend our heartfelt condolences and prayers to you Elaine and all of the Mayers and Murphy families.

    May God grant you comfort and peace during this time.

  8. My sympathy Elaine for the loss of a great guy and hard worker. I am sad to lose my last cousin on my dad’s side. He helped me in many ways with the properties. His gentle kind ways are forever in my heart. Aux petits enfants, mes condoléances les plus sincères.pour la perte de votre grand-père et de mon cousin germain. Il avait toujours des bonnes idées lorsque j’avais des problèmes dans les maisons.Il était toujours présent lorsque j’avais besoin de son aide. Il avait la patience d’un saint. Il peut enfin se reposer dans les bras du Seigneur.

    1. Merci beaucoup Mme Bourgeois pour les beaux mots. C’est un temps difficile mais grand-papa est là pour nous comme toujours

  9. We’re so sorry for your loss. He fought so hard to stay with all o you and now he’s in bigger hands and at peace. Rest easy kind soul until we meet again.

  10. wonderful memorial his face lite up while around the kids and his car, he was a great man and will forever be a giant angel for all those that need him

  11. Grandpa/great grandpa to Ashley,Wyatt,Hadlee & Addilyn, Lionel was a quiet gentle giant he was a hard working man. I got to know him & see him everyday he would tranfer mail from the Post office to the JLB 3 times a day. He always greated everyone with a head nod and a smile, this was a back breaking job. We will miss seeing Lionel @Retro fest car shows. Rob did a beautiful job restoring the camero. To Elaine our deepest sympathy, the Lodewegen (Murphy) family, Hoekstra family our heart aches for you. God bless, lots of hugs and kisses. Love Sue and Harry

  12. LIonel did some painting for me.In my entrance way ,he scared me as he climbed “like a Lion” .Good man….always friendly.Danielle ,Lindsay,Emily ,Ryan and to the rest of the family……so sorry.Elaine,I know firsthand what losing a husband feels like,,,I wish you comfort in the good memories.

  13. ELAINE sorry for lionel passing he was a great quy to me and pam my last cousin on bourgeois family i will miss him but hes in my thoughts and so are u and in my heart thinking about all of yous chat to u later marie bourgois walburg

  14. Sherry..l am so sorry for the loss of your precious Father and can’t imagine the pain of not being with your loved ones to share your grief! l can’t come Hug you,,but l am sending (((Hugs))) and love and prayers from my heart to yours!!…May your Father fly free from pain…and rest in the arms of our Heavenly Father . My sincere heartfelt condolences to all your family….l love you Sherry….. Monika

  15. My memory of Lionel was that he was always a gentleman and fun to be around. Sorry for your loss and hope everyone is doing well. My sisters and I were remembering the many good times our two families shared together a long time ago.

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