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  • Tracy Mayweather Obituary

  • Funeral services for Tracy Lamont Mayweather will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, March 2 at Twin City Church of Christ.
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  • Funeral services for Tracy Lamont Mayweather will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, March 2 at Twin City Church of Christ. Visitation will be held on Friday, March 1. Public hours will be from noon to 4 p.m. and family hours will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. in Stephens Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Jackson Memorial Garden at Lexa. Rev. James Hicks will officiate. Tracy Lamont Mayweather Sr. was born to Darlene and Clifford Mayweather on July 25, 1968 in Marvel. Tracy was the youngest of seven children. His father, Clifford Mayweather and his sister Stephanie Mayweather both preceded him in death. Tracy received his education in the Helena-West Helena School District and graduated from Central High School in 1987. He worked at Norac Chemical Plant for 13 years. He also worked as a security officer at various places. Thereafter, he received further training in the area of truck driving. He then became employed at AAA Cooper driving semi-trucks “big rigs.” At an early age, Tracy confessed his faith in God. He was a member of Greater Imani Church and Christian Center at Memphis where he served faithfully. Following in his father's footsteps, he joined the Masonic Brotherhood Master Mason on March 10, 2001 at Starlight Lodge No. 569 at Lake Cormorant, Miss. Tracy was very charming with a wonderful sense of humor…always seeming to have the right thing to say at the right time to get some laughs and smiles. He was very talented and gifted especially in the area of electronics. He always had the newest “thing” out. He loved sports. Some of his favorite teams were the Tennessee Titans and the San Francisco 49ers. His family was very important …always jumping at a chance to invite friends and family over for a gathering. You could always count on Tracy (Tea) to lend a helping hand. Tracy loved music, movies and animals. He collected model cars, trucks, motorcycles, airplanes and team jerseys. He had over 100 DVDs and many family photos. On Nov.14, 2003, his ability to drive fast and ride fast was taken away tragically by an 18-wheeler automobile accident. This too was just another race to run and like Tracy he was always down to ride. He was a winner. He survived the accident but was now restricted to a wheelchair. He was always positive and found strength in his family especially his three sons, Tracy, Jr., Tevin, Talik…always there to relight that spark in his eyes. One of the happiest days in this life was when he was able to drive again. He had a custom made Denali which enabled him to drive for himself. This was Tracy, a daredevil and one who never backed down from a challenge. Tracy leaves to cherish his memory, a loving and devoted mother, Darlene Mayweather of Helena-West Helena; three sons, Tracy Mayweather Jr., Tevin Mayweather, both of Helena-West Helena and Talik Mayweather of Memphis; two grandsons, Tyran and Teveion Mayweather, both of Helena-West Helena; four brothers, Clifford (Jennifer) Mayweather Jr. of Waynesville, Mo., Derrick (Tina) Fridge of Houston, Texas and Carl (Irene) Fridge of O'Fallon, Ill. and William (Jacqui) Fridge Jr. of Detroit; two sisters, Sherrell (William) Gist of Chicago and Diana Goree of Dells, Wis.; three aunts, Flora Rodgers of Memphis, Helen Flagg of Collierville, Tenn. Janice Harris of Detroit; and an uncle, Curtis Melvin of Helena-West Helena; and a host of “special” nieces, nephews, cousins, and an extra special caretaker of 8 years, Marie “Fat” Flowers of Memphis.

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