2007 Regular Session
By: Representative Montgomery
A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION COMMENDING THE LIFE AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF PRIVATE BARRY MAYO AND EXPRESSING DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS UPON HIS PASSING.
WHEREAS, Private Barry Mayo, of Ecru, Mississippi, departed this earthly life while serving the United States in furtherance of the Global War on Terror, causing great sorrow and loss to his family and friends; and
WHEREAS, a graduate of North Pontotoc High School, Private Mayo was a member of the Field Artillery Division of the 282nd Company 1st Cavalry; and
WHEREAS, known for his avid sportsmanship, fierce competitiveness and love of basketball, Private Mayo possessed great athleticism; and
WHEREAS, his zeal for sports was complemented by his personal determination to do his best in any endeavor, which he did wholeheartedly; and
WHEREAS, a fun-loving, happy-go-lucky and independently minded individual, Private Mayo will be remembered most for his positive and upbeat attitude shared during his last moments in visitation and conversation with family and friends while on a two-week leave of absence before returning to Iraq on his 21st birthday, February 20; and
WHEREAS, having lost his life in battle, Private Mayo became the second Ecru soldier to be lost in combat in the Middle East, joining an eternal fraternal order of comrades who, like him, gave the ultimate sacrifice of life that others may come to know freedom and democracy as more than a distant dream, but as a reality; and
WHEREAS, a loving son, brother and friend, Private Mayo will be sorely missed by those who experienced the depth of his love, commitment and compassion for life and pursuit of freedom for all, but the legacy of his memory will forever be etched in the hearts and memories of his survivors, including: his parents, John Alton and Becky Mayo of Ecru, and Robert and Kim Kidd Yarbrough of Pflugerville, Texas; brother, Andy Lee Mayo; grandparents, John Henry and Patricia Mayo, Roger Kidd, Patsy Nobles, Thomas and Shirley Stanford and Robert and Sandy Yarbrough, II; and a host of other relatives and friends; and
WHEREAS, it is the policy of this Legislature to recognize and commend excellence in such outstanding Mississippians as evidenced by the life and merits of Private Mayo, whose gift to this state and nation was the ultimate sacrifice of life in order that others may have the opportunity to experience a life of freedom, peace and prosperity that we as citizens of the Great State of Mississippi and these United States of America are privileged to share daily:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, THE SENATE CONCURRING THEREIN, That we do hereby commend the life, services and accomplishments of Private Barry Mayo and express our deepest sympathy to his family and friends upon his passing.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be furnished to the family of Private Mayo and to the members of the Capitol Press Corps.