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Shep Beals

March 27th, 1927 - June 20th, 1969


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Yea, though i walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me...

Psalm 23:4 KJV

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From Tionta Beals on June 7th, 2011
Even though I never got to meet you I love you grandpa!!! Hopefully we will meet oneday!!!!


Your granddaughter,
Tionta Neshawn Beals
 

Barbara Jean Beals (Cornist)

December 1st, 1948 - May 21st, 1992


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...Oh that I had wings like a dove! for then would I fly away, and be at rest.  Psalms 55:6 KJV

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From Tionta Beals on June 7th, 2011
Love you Aunt Bobby and hope we meet again oneday!!!!

Your niece,
Tionta
 

Barbara Alma May (Davis)

July 6th, 1931 - July 26th, 2008


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Barbara Alma May was born in Delhi, Louisiana on July 6, 1931 to Hayward and Alma May.  Family lore says that she was a very proper, inquisitive, attractive, and demure young child, traits, that she retained throughout her lifetime.      She grew up in her birthplace where she attended elementary school and graduated from the Richland Parish Training School in June, 1948. She then entered and graduated from Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  At Southern University Barbara majored in mathematics and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education. She also studied at Louisiana State University.

During her freshman year in undergraduate school she was pursued and “won over” by another freshman student who became    the love of her life, her life long partner, Harold Davis Sr.  When they met as   freshmen in Biology class she knew deep down that he was the one for her, but tried not to like him They began a courtship in the second semester of that freshman year until and beyond their marriage on August 20, 1955 in Delhi at Cloud Creek Baptist Church, the same church where Barbara was baptized as a child.  After marrying, Barbara taught in Bogalusa, Louisiana while Harold attended graduate school at the University of California at Berkeley.   In 1956 she joined Harold in Oakland where they have remained until her passing...


Barbara began her teaching career in the Oakland Unified School District as an Algebra teacher at Woodrow Wilson Junior High School     Barbara found herself  counseling many of her students because in their words, “Mrs.. Davis you understand me, and you are a help to me “Her responsiveness to the demonstrated needs of students   and her fervent desire to help children excel caused her to return to school to better prepare her to help children with life choices and challenges. She returned to school to earn a Master of Science degree in student counseling from California State University, Hayward.  Barbara went on to become a junior high school counselor at Frick and Roosevelt Junior High Schools and retired as an administrator at McClymonds High School after thirty six years of service in the OUSD and forty years total in education.


Barbara joined the McGee Avenue Baptist Church in September, 1957. During her tenure as a member, and especially during her active years  prior to the onslaught of her illness she could be counted on for creative and productive programs, teaching and training in various areas of church life, and support of the efforts of others (mentoring).. Her Christian faith and her professional expertise were beautifully intertwined to produce a model Christian lady. She remained a member until her demise, although illness curtailed her church activities, and eventually prevented her active involvement.


Barbara participated in various professional, social, and civic activities. Principal among those interests was her sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.   


Barbara was referred to by many persons as an “old fashioned teacher” because of her belief that all children could achieve if provided with pertinent and appropriate tools and assistance, She devoted herself to that proposition, and   therefore found retirement to be exceedingly difficult notwithstanding constant encouragement to do so from her family, and the “decline” in the state of the educational systems. Her first grandchild, Brittnee was born in 1991 and the pending arrival of the second grandchild, Breahna became known in 1992. Barbara retired in 1992 to become a near full time grandmother. She took up a “second residency” in San Diego so that she could spend as much time with the girls and their parents as possible. 


Barbara loved to travel, entertain, cook, and play bridge but at the pinnacle of all she did was her family.  She was a strong supporter, nurturer, adviser and cheerleader.  There was nothing she wouldn’t do for her loved ones, always displaying a giving and generous heart.  Even as Barbara became ill she continued to teach those around her the meaning of compassion, dignity, respect, adaptability and kindness. It is those gifts that constitute a significant part of her legacy, a legacy that will cause yet unborn generations to rise up and call her blessed.


Barbara went to be with her heavenly father in the early morning hours of July 26th, 2008.


Barbara is survived by her husband, Harold Sr.; son, Harold Jr.; daughter, Deborah Davis-Gillespie; son-in-law, Colonel William Gillespie, USMC; grand-daughters, Brittnee Lauren Davis Gillespie and Breahna Morgan Gillespie; siblings, Lawrence May, Caldwell Flood, Robertine McCaa, Katie Fluker, Patricia Flood, Calvin Flood, Ozzie Lee May, Pauline May,  Hazel Jackson and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her parents Alma Black Flood and   Hayward May; brothers Ronnie Flood, Michael Flood and her sister Jacqueline Mitchell. 

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Sammie. Lee Harbour

March 22nd, 1961 - June 30th, 1996

Sam Thank-you for 35 years of loyal brother and frienship.  Throughout the years we have shared joyous times and weathered many storms.  I could always count on your honesty and support.  We have laughed together, cried together, and helped each other grow as individuals.  You gave yourself so unselfishly.  Yes! the Sickle Cell often tried to rob you of your joy, your laughter and your wonderful smily.  Although your pain was great, you somehow with God's help managed to press on and still remain up-beat.  We shared so much and our conversations often lasted into the night.  We shared each other's burdens.  Knowing that each day was a challenge and triumph for both to get through.  You told me that the pain was becomming increasingly worse and you were growing tired.  I told you I counldn't imagine my life without my brother.  I prayed that I could bear your burden of pain, because that is what brother's do.  On Sunday morning, I was told you decided to take a personal trip to a city far away.  A city where the wicked shall cease from troubling and the weary shall be at rest.  A city where the pain no longer has a place to reign.  Yes, it has been a few days since you departed to that special city, I already miss you beyound what words could ever express.  A part of me will always be with you, and a part of you will always be with me.  I long for the day that we shall see each other again.  You have fought a good fight and have kept the faith.  Thank-you my brother for the times we have shared, I will always cherish the memories forever.

Love, Colon B. Harbour

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Sammie Lee Harbour, Jr was born on March  22, 1961 to Sammie Lee Harbour. Sr & Barbara J. Harbour-Watts.  Sammie received Christ at an early age and was baptized at Beacon Hill Batist Church.  He began playing the piano at the age of 10 and expanded his musical undertakings to the oregon.  During his teens, Sammie was involved with the "Total Experience Choir".  He graduated from Roosevelt High School and went on to Seattle Central Community College where he received his AA Degree.  In addition Sammie found time to win recognition and acclaim as a top model through the Carolyn Hanson School of Modeling.  Sammie's love for the Lord led him to play for Beacon Hill baptist & Greater New Bethel & House Of Holliness.
Sammie will be greatly missed by his mother Barbara J.Harbour-Watts & step father Calvin C. Watts; bother Colon B. Harbour of Seattle, Wa; Sister Eartha Smallwood Of Dallas, Tx; step brother Calvin C. Watts of Atlanta, Ga; three aunts, 4 uncles and a host of family and friends.

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Rachel Nathan (Ketchum)

July 17th, 1925 - March 29th, 2003

She was my Grandmother. She was my Daddy and Auntie's Mommy. She was so very beautiful and we miss her immensely. When my Grandmother passed, she was the Grandmother to 11 and Great Grandmother to 14. She truly was an amazing woman. Her parents were James and Bettie Nathan. Her mother Bettie passed during child birth as did the baby girl. Bettie was the daughter of Doctor and Rachel May. The picture attached is of my Dad (David Teasley Orange Sr., and my Grandmother during his bootcamp at Ft. Lewis, WA

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Massiline Chambliss (Marshall)

July 30th, 1921 - August 19th, 2009

To everthing there is a reason and a time to every purpose under the heaven.

A time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to pluck up that which is planted.
                              Ecclesiastes 3:1-2

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Massiline Marshall was born July 30, 1021 to the late Ed Chambliss and the late Margie May Chambliss in Delhi, Louisiana.

Massiline accepted Christ at an early age and became a member of the New Fellowship Baptist Church in Delhi, Louisiana.  She married James L. Marshall in 1944. No children were born to this union.  After her marriage to James L. Marshall, she moved her membership to Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Delhi.  Massiline moved to Los Angeles, California in 1952 where she united with New Hope Baptist Church.

Massiline was self employed as a hairdresser for almost 50 years, beginning in Louisiana, then Chicago and finishing in Los Angeles.

She was a generous and thoughtful person, giving of herself and her resources to help others.

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Charles May

June 3rd, 1961 - December 26th, 1995


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Curtis May


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Emma Carroll (May)

December 13th, 1913 - August 2nd, 2002

My Mother's Mother

You're my mother's, mother, my grandmother. You're so sweet, you're were so kind, it's as if God picked you right off the vine.

The life you had, you share it with me, and I thank God that you love me. Though life had us miles away, I knew that you prayed for me every single day.

So, these are my words of love from me to you, you're my mother's mother and there will be no other, like you, my grandmother!

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From Vallistenye May-Jones on March 28th, 2011
Image To my grandmother Emma, my friend. You are aways with me and you will never be forgotten. The chats that we love to have....keeps me with a smile on my face. The times that I would come home to visit just me and the kids, I will tell my mother, I don't want to sleep with no one but, my grandmother. We will talk until we fall to sleep. A grandmother love is like nothing else in this world.  Miss you, until we meet again Mrs Emma May.

Love,

Stenye
 

Ernest and Janie May

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Ernest May (11/28/1896 - 09/24/1970)

But God will redeem my soul from the power of the grave: for he shall receive me. (Psalm 49:15 KJV)

Janie May (07/23/1905 - 11/10/1983

And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. (Revelation 21:4 KJV)

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From Tionta Beals on June 7th, 2011
Love you grandpa and grandma even though we never got a chance to meet!! Hopefully we will meet oneday so save me a seat!!!

Your great-granddaughter,
Tionta Neshawn Beals
 

Gracie May

April 11th, 1942 - December 4th, 2000


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Hayward "George" May

August 20th, 1909 - April 6th, 2001

                         God's White Dove

Lord, I saw a white dove yesterday; he landed across the way. I knew he didn't come to stay, but to let me know I would soon be coming your way.
I seen that same dove two years ago, when he landed, at my neighbor's door.

I became scared, but the Lord comforted my fears, and to let me know that he was always near. The dove kept sitting and looking around, then slowly bowed his head to the ground. For your presence to him is known, as your light from heaven is brightly shown. In that moment I became confused then you softly said "I will see you through"

The dove was still sitting with his head gently bowed down, my Lord then reached out his hand and lifted me from the ground. He said, I will be your beacon shining forever so bright, for this is my white dove that has come to bid you, good night.

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From Vallistenye May-Jones on March 28th, 2011
Image My Grandfather was always a person that wanted you to know just who was your people. He can see family and will always tell me, those are your kinfolks over there and never forget them.  I have done just that daddy, I know who my family are and I don't look off from no one. You place strong value in family, now that is what I am doing with my own kids and grandkids. You told me that we are one...one May!

Love, your Stenye
 

Leola Howard (May)

December 8th, 1933 - December 13th, 2006

Where all the Family Reunions Began

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Pauline May

July 30th, 1934 - November 13th, 2008

                                Do You Dare To Dream?


Do you dare to dream of a place that has no more pain, sorrow or rain, a place where the days are always the same, do you dare to dream?

Do you dare to dream that the sky will always be blue and a white dove represents pure, a place where you will find love and peace and all of your troubles will now be cease, do you dare to dream?

Do I dare to dream? Yes, I will dream, because in my dreams I see my mother's face, with my grandparents standing right there on place. To see the sun light up the sky, as God lifted my feet to be by his side. To hear the sound of golden bells, then my Lord will whisper "You have served me well".

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From Vallistenye May-Jones on March 28th, 2011
Image My mother, words can't flow like I would like them too because in the last two years, I have been lost without you. I can still hear your voice so clear in my head. My tears comes so easy when I talk about you to others. I still darn to dream to see your face and I know you are doing what you did here on earth......talking with your cousins in Heaven. What a time you guys are having. That's what bring me peace, known that you are in the mist of our Lord and having a good time with your family.  Until we meet again Ms. Pauline May

Love your daughter, Vallistenye May
 

Ruben "Root Beer" May

December 22nd, 1942 - March 19th, 2004

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"The word is a lamp unto my feet,and a light unto my path."

Psalms 119:105

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Theodore "Thed" May

March 2nd, 1907 - December 24th, 2003


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                                             Theodore "Thed" May's Life Review
                                         March 2-1907 to December 24, 2003

Delhi, Louisiana. He was the second of four sons born to the union of Thomas May and Minnie Morris. His brother were: Olgiven, John and Warren. Theodore accepted the Lord Jesus as his personal savior as a young man. He was baptized at New Fellowship Baptist Church in Delhi. He attended Richland Parish Training School, graduating at the completion of the 11th grade which was the highest grade offered. He went on to complete one year of college. He was known to have taught reading and writing to other students in Delhi.

In 1938, Theodore joined the army and also married Jessie Claiborne and from this union, his son, John Edward  was born in 1939. The marriage ended in divorce in 1950. A second marriage to Walena Oneal, ended with her death. Theodore's Army career spand 23 years with tours of duty in Germany, Japan and England. Thed retired in 1961, living in Oakland, California for a few months then, moving to Los Angeles, California. All who knew Thed will remember him as a man who had a warm smile and generous heat. He was very proud of all the family ties he maintained. Whenever anyone wanted to know anything about the May Family, Thed was a good source of information.

He loved his family and was proud of the accomplishment the family as a whole has made. He also loved attending "May Family Reunions" enjoying the respect as an Elder MAY. After five or six years of poor health, Thed went home to be with the Lord on December 24, 2003.

He leaves to cherish his memory his son, John Edward and daughter-in-law, Rose. Two grandsons: Dwayne and Darrin May, one granddaughter, Melaine May-Johnson and husband, JaHarvey. Great grandson, Kyri Johnson. Nephews: John Whatley(wife Jewel), Warren May Jr.(wife Marlene); Niece, Gwendolyn May-Gooch and husband Thomas. Grandnephew, Dr. Gray May and wife Leschell & Grandniece, Angela May along with great-grandnieces and nephews a host of cousins, lead by Masilline Marshall, who lived next door to Thed for a number of years providing for him encouragement and good food, until his death.

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Timothy May

February 17th, 1926 - August 10th, 1986


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Vernon May

January 30th, 2011 - July 20th, 1993


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Salone "Sonny" May Jr.

August 25th, 1934 - December 19th, 2010

You are gone from our sight, but never our hearts.
 
Your "Sonny" smile will live on in our hearts forever.

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Salone "Sonny" May, Jr. was born on August 25, 1934 to the union of Maude and Salone May in Delhi, LA. He departed this life on December 19, 2010 peacefully in his sleep. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Burnell May, sister Wendell "Wendy" Pritchett, and son Marvin "Pee Wee" May.

Sonny was a member of New Fellowship Baptist Church in Delhi, LA where he accepted Christ at an early age. He relocated to Seattle in 1953 where he would meet the love of his life, Melzena Whitehead one year later.

Melzena and Sonny were married on July 30, 1955 and became parents to their four children: Deborah, Salone, III., Marvin, and Regina. They shared a love unlike any other. They were there for each other through good and difficult times.

Sonny began his career at the Seattle Water Department in 1955 and continued his service for 41 years. He took much pride in his work and was often the "go to" man for several of his coworkers. He was the first African American man employed by the Seattle Water Department. In addition to working at the Seattle Water Department, Sonny simultaneously worked other part time jobs…doing whatever it took to ensure the well being of his family.

Sonny enjoyed fishing, bowling, and spending time with his family. He held a very quiet, caring and gentle spirit. Even during the decline of his health, he was most concerned about the welfare of his family. His radiant personality, gentle spirit, and beautiful smile will be greatly missed.

He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife Melzena May, daughters Debbie and Regina May (LaTeena), son Salone May, III, brothers Herman, Cleophas, Calvin (Ora) and Fred May, sisters Ora Lee Jones, Barbara Watts (Calvin), Thadeth Smith (James) and a host of grandchildren, family and friends.

The family of Sonny would like to thank the staff of Virginia Mason, Group Health Hospice Care, and Washington Care Center for their care and kindness over the last few months.

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Willard May Sr.

January 6th, 1928 - March 10th, 1911

 Delightful and Loving, Loved and admired, Dad,you was our hero, Our lives you inspired. And when all our blessings are counted each day,We thank God in Heaven for having a Dad like you every nite we pray. Dad, we thank you for your prsence when you was here,throughout thick and thin,you was more to us than a parent,you was our wonderful friend.  R.I.P. Daddy The Children of Willard(Curly)May sr.     DAD

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Oscar May, II

August 5th, 1936 - May 1st, 2006


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"But now they desire aa better country, that is, an heavenly wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for tem a city."

Hebrew 11:16 KJV


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Dick McDowell

- - 2008

Dear Dick, we're all assembled

We've come to honor you

To share sweet recollections

And express our gratitude

You were a great example

Of the best way one can live

Your generous, loving spirit

Was a daily gift you chose to give

And we knew that we were privileged

To know someone so dear

You shared our lives, both the good and bad

Our true friend throughout the years

You took each day and challenge

Exactly as it came

Your spirit remained steadfast

Life couldn't make you change

Quite often we would marvel

At the determination found in you

How much we'll miss your courage

And your fearless attitude!

Still we know that you'll continue

To be the incredible soul you are..."

 

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James Earl McDowell

1978 - 2011

"Our Twin Hearts Once Beat Together"

 

"We shared everything between us

A special sibling trust

Conceived in love together

By parents destined for us

Who waited for us daily

Gratefully praising God above

Anticipating our tiny footprints

Our sloppy kisses and baby hugs

Whose love grew deeply tender

While we daily changed and grew

Who dreamed the dreams of all we'd be

As parents always do

While our hearts beat close together

And we touched each other's faces

Twisted and turned as we played together

In this warmest and safest of places

Growing there we didn't know

Our time together would be so brief

That our births would usher in equal parts

Of inexpressible joy and heart-breaking grief

For life is such a fragile thing

And for us, this couldn't be more true

For it was life-and-death's struggle that separated us

You from me, and I from you

Yet I fought as hard and bravely

As my body would allow

But God had other plans for me

And I'm with him in heaven now

So you will grow up knowing

You are part of a special bond

Two hearts that beat together

Till I left for heaven's beyond

Please know that I'll be "cheering you on"

Watching over you with God above

Proudly watching all the ways you'll grow..."

 

By: Jilchristy Dee

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Janice McDowell

August 5th, 1975 - December 25th, 2011


I trust that you have received your wings by now,  make sure that all of you are together and know that we Love and miss you all so very much. I miss you so much it hurts. Give Madea a hug and a kiss for me.   I love you more than words can say. You took a piece of my heart when you left me and I didn't get the chance to say goodbye and that I loved you.

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Laterryond Dewayne McDowell

November 21st, 1978 - May 16th, 1998

"Life Is A Fragile Thing"

 

"Life is a fragile thing

And it can change within an instant

Nothing is safe from the effects of change

No person or possession we're given

The only things we can hold forever

Are the memories in our hearts

The loves we share upon this earth

Before it comes our time to part

So choose a pathway that brings you joy

Take time for quiet moments each day

Appreciate the challenges that strengthen your soul

And the blessings God sends your way

Don't let your heart be ruled by anger

It's just not worth the stress

For the tumult will only expand in your heart

And crowd out happiness

Live each day with wonder and gratitude

For the beauty that surrounds you

And share your abundance generously

It'll ensure future blessings will surround you

Meekly accept that life's journey will include

Unexpected, soul-wrenching heartaches

That will bruise your soul and alter the course

You always imagined your life would take

And when that happens you'll have the choice

To embrace hope or hopelessness

You can't avoid grief, but you can refuse to accept

A lonely future of bitterness

So choose to be grateful for each moment

With the loved ones you've been given..."

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Minnie Nathan McDowell


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From Marie Martin on February 3rd, 2013
 I love you so very much. It seems like only yesterday that I was able to look at your beautiful face, but then I realize that you are no longer here with me and it hurts my heart so very much.  I think of you always and remember the love that you have for all of your babies.  I'm sad that the new little ones did not get the awesome opportunity to be in your presence, to see one of the greatest people that I have ever known.  I love you and I thank you for being a part of my life.                                                
I will always love you.  




 

Charlie Polly, Jr

December 19th, 1951 - June 27th, 1987


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Wendell May (Pritchett)

August 25th, 1941 - January 14th, 1991

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A precious gift from us is gone.  A voice we love is still.  A place is vacant in our hearts, that only God can fill.
Wendell was born August 25, 1941 to the union of Salone & Maude may, in Delhi, Louisianna.  She accepted Christ at an early age.  She was baptised by the late Rev. N.B. McCall at the New Fellowship Baptist Church where she sang in the choir.  On monday morning, January 14, 1991 at 9:00am, God's silent angel visited and sealed the lips of Wendell May
She leave to cherish her memory two brother's,  Cleophus and Fred May of Delhi, Louisiana, three sister's Ora Lee Jones of Houston, Tx.  Barbara Harbour-Watts of Renton, Washington and Theodoshia Smith of Maple Valley, Washington, many nephews and nieces, cousin and friends.

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Willie Jean Carter (Russell)

1942 - 1989

If Only You Could Of Stayed

Constantly thinking,
never to be the same,
the tears fall quickly
just hearing your name.

Silence is golden
yet not anymore
silence brings thoughts
I just can't ignore.

The nights are sleepless,
dreams out of reach.
Crying in my pillow
to you I beseech.

Surrounded by family,
I still feel alone.
My heart is so empty,
this pain I must own.

I wish I could hug you
and just see your face.
But now I have memories
to stand in your place.

Gone but not forgotten,
that's what they say.
Of course that is true...
but if only you could of stayed.
 
By: Catherine Lamberton
 

 

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