Haywood, Mavis

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Mavis M. Haywood, CPS Mrs. Haywood, 88, died on Saturday, November 9, 2013, at John Knox Village in Tampa, Fla. after being in declining health for several months. Born in 1925 in Danville, Va., to Leonard and Lucy Haywood, Mavis grew up in Danville and graduated from George Washington High School in 1944. She then began a medical career that spanned 68 years, beginning in Richmond as a clinic asst. and office manager for the late Thomas Wheeldon, M.D. During her 34 years there she served on the local and state boards of the Business and Professional Women's Club and the Professional Secretaries Association. She attended the Richmond Professional Institute and received a Certified Professional Secretaries (CPS) in 1976. During her tenure as President of the Richmond Medical Secretaries Assoc. she helped form the first course to train medical office personnel at RPI. She was the first secretary of the Virginia Commission on the Status of Women. She received the Bronze Medal Award for her service by the Mid Atlantic Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society. The Rotary Club of Asheboro, NC made her an honorary Rotarian for her 30+ years of service in cripple children's free clinic work, and presented her with a pin and an Omega watch. She moved to Tampa, Fla. in 1978 and was a secretary in the College of Medicine at the University of South Florida, where she met James C. Christensen, M.D., for whom she served as office manager until her retirement in 2012. Closest survivors include nieces and nephews and their families, Sandra Webb and husband, Jack, Millersville, Md., Ann Flood and husband, Richard, Vallejo, Calif., C. David Perry and wife, Heidi, Carrboro, N.C., and Richard Perry and wife, Debbie, Knoxville, as well as the family of Sylvia Robinson (deceased) and husband Rick, Tallahassee, Fla. She had a long, happy and rewarding life and is grateful to everyone who contributed to it. To honor those who helped her thru the years, contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospital and St. Joseph's Hospital Foundation Fund, Tampa, Fla. A grave side service will be conducted on Saturday, November 16, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Highland Burial Park, in Danville, Va. Interment will follow the service in the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12:30 until 1:30 p.m. at Wrenn-Yeatts North Main Chapel prior to the service. Wrenn-Yeatts North Main Chapel is respectfully serving the Haywood family. Online condolences at www.wrenn-yeatts.com.

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