Charlotte Mavis (Jeffries)
Charlotte Ann Mavis, 86, of Harrison, Michigan passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at Pine Ridge Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Stevensville, Michigan.
A visitation will take place on Friday, June 8th from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at Stocking Funeral Home, Harrison. A service celebrating her life will take place on Saturday, June 9th at 11:00 a.m. from the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 211 West Spruce Street, Harrison, with Pastor Vaughn Peterson officiating. Family and friends are encouraged to gather on Saturday for a time of visitation from 10:00 a.m. until time of services. Inurnment will be held in Maple Grove Cemetery, Harrison. Memorial gifts in memory of Charlotte may be considered to: Caring Circle @ www.lakelandhealth.org. To share an online memory or condolence with Charlotte’s family, please visit: www.stockingfuneralhome.com.
Charlotte was born on December 8th, 1931 in Mount Morris, Michigan the daughter of Ora and Donna (Bunting) Jeffries. Charlotte moved to Harrison at age 11 with her mother and step-father, Clare Hecker. She graduated from Harrison High School in 1950, where she met the love of her life, Mick Mavis. On June 18, 1954 in Harrison, Charlotte and Mick were united in marriage. She was employed by the Surrey House and as a secretary to Harrison School Superintendent Mr. Amble. In 1970, Mick and Charlotte purchased Mavis Men and Boy’s store from Mick’s parents. Together they added a women’s division and enjoyed working together until Mick’s death in 1981. Charlotte ran the store until retiring in 1988. She enjoyed time spent with family, her grandkids sporting events, traveling with dear friends, and had a passion for flower gardening, cooking and downhill skiing. She dearly loved the community of Harrison and devoted 10 years to planting and watering flowers for the City of Harrison with her side kick, Helen “Hawkeye” Heintz.
Charlotte is survived by her son, Dr. Marc (Cathy) Mavis of St. Joseph, Michigan, her five grandchildren; Michael (Valerie) Mavis of Grandville, Michigan, Katie Mavis of Corvallis, Oregon, Jake Mavis of St. Joseph, Michigan, Travis Mavis of Rapid City, Michigan and Cody Mavis also of Rapid City. She was also blessed with a great-grandson, Mitchell Mavis of Grandville. Charlotte also was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters; Joan Brown, Avis Woodman and Lucille Wilson and a son, Michael Roy Mavis.
A special thank you to all her caregivers at Caring Circle, Pine Ridge and to Lakeland Hospital for the excellent care following her stroke in December 2017. Vergie, Yvonne, Kathryn, Evie, Jeremy, Queen, Kim, Sue and our dear Maude will always have a special place in our heart.