Mrs. Rebecca Lou May, “Becky”, 77, passed away peacefully at the home of her oldest daughter, Cheryl DeLand, and son-in-law, Hayden, where she resided on June 17, 2021. She was born in Fair Bluff, NC on August 7, 1943 to the late Theo and Ruth Christmas Connor. She was a faithful follower of Jesus Christ and was devoted to the support of the ministry of her husband, the Rev. James L. May, and the various churches he served where she taught Sunday School and sang in the choir. She enjoyed spending time with her family, loved the beach, and enjoyed bowling and card games with friends and family. She was a long-standing member of Porter Swamp Baptist Church in Cerro Gordo, North Carolina.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, the Rev. James L. May.
Survivors include her daughters, Cheryl Deland (Hayden) of Pembroke, Carla Novielli (Jack) of Coram, NY, Michelle Caroll (Dean) of Dublin, NC and her son, the Rev. J. Patrick May (Sherry) of Greer, SC; her siblings, Pat Ketchum, Harry Connor, Gayle Strickland, and Ted Connor; twelve grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren.
A memorial service is scheduled for 11:00 AM on Friday, June 25, 2021 at Porter Swamp Baptist Church at 8975 Andrew Jackson Hwy SW, Cerro Gordo, NC 28430. Viewing and family reception will precede the service at 10:00 AM.
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