Reverend Ronald D. Mayers, 78, of Durham, NC, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, at home surrounded by family, Friday afternoon, August 22, 2014. Ron was born on July 21, 1936 in Kent, OH. He was the son of Virgil and Grace Mayers of Ravenna, OH. He graduated from Toccoa Falls College in Toccoa, Georgia where he met his wife, Reba Peeples. Ron and Reba were married on June 5, 1959. Ron was an ordained minister of the Christian and Missionary Alliance. During his ministry, he pastored churches in Ormond Beach, FL, Hialeah, FL, Macon, GA, Durham, NC, and Watsontown, PA. Ron was the founding pastor of Faith Alliance Church in Durham. His ministry continued in his retirement years when he served as interim pastor for six Alliance churches. Ron's ministry spanned 53 years.
Ron was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Reba Mayers, and children Lynnette Scott and husband, John, of Durham and Matthew Mayers and wife, Jennifer, of Durham; grandchildren Alyssa Scott, Cody Scott, Megan Mayers and Justin Mayers; sisters Irene (David) Ruehr of Ravenna, OH and Joyce (Jim) Myers of Ravenna, OH. He was preceded in death by his son Stephen Mayers and sister Joan Mayers.
A Celebration of Life service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, September 6, 2014 at Faith Alliance Church, 1309 Umstead Rd., Durham, NC, with the Rev. Art Joyce officiating.