Damon LeVaughn Mailey (age 52) of Greensboro, NC departed this life suddenly on the morning of July 19, 2020 at Moses Cone Memorial Hospital in Greensboro, NC.
Damon was born April 21, 1968 in Washington, DC, the only child of the late Sheila Franklin. He was the apple of his mother’s eye. Sheila (aka Peaches) met Edward Franklin in 1979 and they married in 1982. From the beginning of their relationship, Edward (aka Ed or Frank) accepted Damon as his son and became the father that Damon never had. They each shared a special bond that remained strong.
In school, Damon was a good student and athlete. He was a member of the track team and graduated from DeMatha Catholic High School, Hyattsville, Maryland, in 1986. He later attended North Carolina A&T State University and graduated with a BS degree in Business Administration. After graduating from college, Damon began his professional career at Wilson Trucking. Damon was successful at Wilson Trucking and was eventually promoted to the position of terminal manager. Damon became highly respected and sought after in his position, which enabled him to transfer to and manage increasingly larger terminal locations in Accomack, VA, Fredericksburg, VA, Greensboro, NC and Raleigh, NC. Damon’s career in trucking eventually landed him a managerial position at Old Dominion Freight Line, Greensboro, NC, where he continued to excel in his career, supervising upwards of 250 employees weekly across multiple shifts.
Damon was hard working, charismatic and funny. He was also a dog lover. He owned several different breeds of dogs which he cared for and trained. He truly enjoyed the outdoors. His hobbies included playing golf, fishing, hunting, swimming and traveling. Over the years, his downtime included relaxing outdoors, grilling, working out at the gym, enjoying video games and a variety of sports and music. Although he was a proud native Washingtonian and longtime North Carolinian, he was a lifelong, die-hard Dallas Cowboys fan.
Damon entered into matrimony twice. He believed and trusted in the Lord. No matter where he lived, he often located a church to attend their service. Damon understood that God is a shield to those that put their trust in Him.
Damon is survived by his beloved son, Devin C. Mailey of Charlotte, NC; a cherished father, Edward Franklin (Claudia) of Laurel, Maryland; a loving grandmother, Virginia Franklin of Washington, DC; and a dear companion, Shana Gray of Brown Summit, NC. He is also survived by his caring aunts: Lolita Rooths of Virginia, Alicia Jackson of Maryland, Argelene McQueen (Trelle) of Maryland, Phyllis Franklin of Washington, DC; one great-aunt, Emma Brown of Maryland; and, a host of cousins, family and friends that cared about him deeply. He will surely be missed by all who knew and loved him.
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16
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