Michael Paul Mayberry, 42, died Wednesday, May 23, 2018 in Kingsville. He was born Dec. 23, 1975 to Lester and Debra Mayberry.
He was a graduate of Bishop High School and Texas A&M University-Kingsville.
At TAMUK, he devoted his time and energy to the Baptist Student Ministry, forming friendships and a passion for ministry that would stay with him for the rest of his life. He received his Master’s of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth in 2006.
While at TAMUK, he met the love of his life, Camille. They were married July 31, 1999, and over the next 18 years they welcomed seven children into a home filled with laughter, Legos and love.
Michael continued his ministry by working as a software engineer for LIFE Outreach International. He taught Bible study at First Baptist Church-Kingsville and in recent years went on several trips to Belize, ministering in small villages there.
Survivors include his wife of 18 years, Camille; their children, Jack, Ian, Ava, Evan, Liam, Zoe and Quinn; his mother; his brother, Philip (Kim) Mayberry of Round Rock; and numerous family members and friends.
On Tuesday, May 29, First Baptist Church will host a visitation at 9 a.m. and a celebration of life at 10 a.m. with Reverends Jack Willoughby and Clif Abshier officiating. Interment will immediately follow at Resthaven Cemetery. In keeping with the spirit of Michael’s family, please feel free to leave your suit at home and come as you are. In lieu of flowers, please consider supporting Kleberg County Pregnancy Resource Center, a cause very dear to Michael’s heart.
Services are entrusted to Turcotte-Piper Mortuary, 205 General Cavazos Blvd., Kingsville, Texas.
Michael you lived a Godly life to the fullest. You were always a positive influence on everyone you came into contact with. May God continue to bless Camille and your children.
Demetres RichterHouston, TX
Camille, my thoughts and prayers are with you, your children and all the friends and family Michael left behind. Michael was wonderful man who gave 100 % at everything he did. His ability to verbalize his thoughts and his capacity to listen and understand were true gifts. I had the pleasure of working with him on many projects here at LOI and I will miss his ability to think through a problem, his wit, and his calm presence.
Debbie PanekEuless, TX
I’ve known Michael since I joined Life Outreach back in 2006. He has been a tremendous source of inspiration and encouragement. He touched so many lives, mine included, in so many positive ways that it is difficult to comprehend the hole caused with his passing. He will be greatly missed. However, I am grateful for the time I was able to work with him and look forward to seeing him in our eternal him.
Mark CollinsRichmond, VA
My sincerest sympathy in your loss. He was a good friend to many.
Barbara BellamyJacksonville, FL
God's blessings on all. May God give you grace, mercy and peace.
Dr. Keith & Diane BellamyWoodville, TX
I work at LOI, and though in my job I did no interact with him often especially the last few years, I remember him as a brother in the Lord who seemed to live life with a ready smile. There seemed to be a peacefulness about him I would attribute to God’s presence. Me and my family are praying that the peace of Christ envelopes all of Michael’s family and close friends through all the challenges ahead, and bring everyone of you to the place where in the coming days and years ahead, thoughts of Michael will bring increasingly more smiles than tears until we can join him in the our true home.
Tim AtkinsonFort Worth, TX, TX
I worked with Michael at Life Outreach. He will be missed.
May our Lord bless and comfort you and your family during this time of grief. Please accept my sincere condolences.
Russell McKeownFort Worth, TX
You are in our prayers. Michael was a wonderful person to be around and I know God's peace and love will find you and your family always.
Rod LunosBedford, TX
Our very sincere sympathy. May God give grace and mercy during this time.
Dr. Keith & Diane BellamyWoodville, TX
Randy, Connor, and I want to give you our deepest condolences. May God's loving touch and healing grace surround each of you and give you comfort and peace. Michael will always be remembered as a loving husband and father, and a good friend to many.
Debbie BranstetterKINGSVILLE, TX
Our condolences to your family. May the comfort and peace of God meet you were you are and carry you.
The Seymour FamilyKingsville, TX