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Deacon Mavin was reared and educated in the county schools and was a graduate of Nottoway Training School (Luther H. Foster High School). He continued his education, attending Virginia State College (University) and Southside Vocational School. Deacon Mavin served in the United States Army and retired from Fort Pickett after 29 1/2 years of faithful service. During his work career he became a master electrician, a warehouseman, and a skilled barber.
Deacon Mavin loved the Lord and enjoyed worshipping Him. He was an active member and served as an usher at Shiloh Baptist Church in Blackstone, Virginia. Later he joined Cellar Creek Baptist Church in Blackstone, Virginia where he served faithfully with the Ushers and Deacons Ministries. He loved attending Sunday School and Bible Study. Deacon Mavin was gifted with a servant’s heart and loved helping others. He truly loved music and played the guitar. He also played the keyboard for Sunday School.
As an active community member, Deacon Mavin held membership in the Virginia State Alumni Association, Luther H. Foster Alumni Association, the Masonic Lodge, and he was a Boy Scout Troop Leader. Among his favorite hobbies were math and science projects, current events, swimming, reading, studying animals, and everything about nature. He loved life.
Deacon Mavin’s siblings Clementine Mavin Whitaker, Charles W. Mavin, and Wallace Mavin also preceded him in death.
Deacon Mavin leaves to cherish his precious memories his wife, the love of his life for 65 years, Beatrice Hawkes Mavin; his loving daughter Delois Mavin Diggs (Wesley) of Newport News, Va.; his devoted son Alfred DeWitt Mavin, Jr.; his loving granddaughter Crystal DeShaun Perry of Powder Springs, GA.; his devoted grandson Ernest Timothy Perry of Newport News, VA.; his goddaughter Sandra Perry of Chesterfield, Va.; his brother-in-law Herman Hawkes; sisters-in-law Betty Mavin and Patricia Mavin; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Funeral Services Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. at W.E. Hawkes & Son Funeral Home, Blackstone. Interment Virginia Veterans Cemetery, Amelia.
W.E. Hawkes & Son Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
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