At 92 years of age, Mavis still plays the autoharp and piano and enjoys entertaining others. Born in Jamaica, she often performed in church missions, hospitals and jails, thriving on the joy she brought to others.
After moving to the U.S. in the early 1970s, she continued her musical career, playing the piano, accordion, and pipe organ for various churches, nursing homes and community organizations. Mavis wished for an autoharp so that she could continue sharing her gift of music with others.
Our Western Pennsylvania Chapter presented Mavis with a new autoharp at a luncheon in her honor in December 2007.