Mary Rebecca May

Mt. Pero Baptist Church Cemetery

        Mary Rebecca May, was born March 14, 1924 in Powhatan, VA. She was the daughter of the late Robert Smith and Lucy Crump Smith.

        She attended the schools in Powhatan County, VA.

        Mary joined Mt. Pero Baptist Church at an early age and supported her church faithfully.

        Upon graduation she moved to Richmond to seek employment. She was a dedicated worker for 53 years.

        Mary entered into eternal life on Thursday September 27, 2001 at her home.

        She leaves to cherish her memory; three daughters, Cordelia Davis of Powhatan, VA., Alfreda Terrell and Roxanne May of Richmond, VA; a son, Isham L. May III and their father Isham L. May, Jr.; five grandchildren; four great grandchildren; a brother, Porter Smith of Powhatan, Va; two sisters, Sally H. Langley of Washington, DC and Alean Richardson of Richmond, VA; two sons-in-law, one daughter-in-law; three sisters-in-law, three brothers-in-law; and a host of nieces, nephews, one devoted, Tony Langley, other relatives and friends; four devoted caregivers, Jay Bey, Brenda Phillips, Glorietta Jones and Sandra Shine. She also had a devoted extended family, Natalie, Chris, Carroll and Meredith.

"A Heart of Gold"

A heart of gold has been taken,
Her tired eyes are now at rest,
God broke our hearts to tell us,
He only takes the best.

The Family

"Miss Me But Let Me Go"

When I come to the end of the road,
And the sun has set for me,
I want no rites in a gloom filled room,
Why cry for a soul set free?
Miss me a little; but for not too long;
And not with your head bowed low
Remember, the love that we once shared,
Miss me, but let me go.
For this is a journey we all must take,
And each must go alone,
Its all part of the Master's plan,
A step on the road to home.
When you are lonely and sick at heart
Go find the friends we know,
and bury your sorrow in doing good deeds,
"Miss Me, But Let Me Go."

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