Born in Flushing, N.Y. to Denise and Jean Mayeur, on July 17, 1963, Jean-Paul (J.P.) spent his early childhood in the U.S. and France, attending primary school in France before moving to Richardson, Texas in 1973. He graduated from Berkner High School and went on to earn his A.A. from Richland College.
Jean-Paul’s early work history underwent many incarnations. He started out in the hospitality sector and was written up in “D” magazine as making the best martinis in Dallas. While an “apprenticing chef” at Cafe Pacific, he worked under talented chefs from the Culinary Institute of America and honed his skills for his life-long love of cooking.
J.P. next worked as a property appraiser before really finding his professional niche as a massage therapist. He set up his own practice, Allen Massage Therapy, and rose in his profession to be chosen the “Best Massage Therapist in Allen.”
Jean-Paul’s hobbies included traveling with his family and cooking. In Europe, his favorite place to travel, not surprisingly, was France where he held dual citizenship. At home he was in his element in the kitchen. When wielding a spoon or spatula, he was a happy man. He loved concocting delicious meals for friends and family.
J.P.’s many friends remember him as gentle, loving, and amusing. He exhibited a playful, insightful sense of humor to those close to him. He was a loving, hands-on father to his much loved children, Taylor and Kyra.
J.P. is survived by his ex-wife, Devona and their son and daughter. His loving children, Taylor and Kyra, are joined by Taylor’s wife, Jessica and their daughter, Teagan, as well as Kyra’s husband, Caleb. Additional survivors include partner, Patty Morales, and her extended family, step-mother, Betty Mayeur and her family, and many precious cousins and nieces, both here and in France. J.P.’s three fur babies also survive him.
Jean-Paul was preceded in death by his mother and father, Jean and Denise Mayeur, his brother, Francois, and his uncle, Rene.
The family has held private services, but a celebration of the life of Jean-Paul Mayeur will be scheduled at a later date.
Any donations should go to the Humane Society, SPCA, or any favorite animal group.
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