Mrs. Patsy Jean Farr May, age 81, wife of Dr. Kenneth Nathaniel May, of North Wilkesboro, NC died Friday, February 7, 2014 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, 10:00 at Reins-Sturdivant Chapel with the Rev. Chris Lakey officiating. Burial will be in Mountlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home from 5:00 until 7:00 Tuesday night. Mrs. May was born in Greenville, Mississippi, on September 17, 1932, to Elliott Benton and Maude Wilkens Farr. She was a member of Wilkesboro United Methodist Church. She received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education from Louisiana State University. She taught fourth grade in the Baton Rouge Parrish School System at Wyandotte Elementary School and Burtsfield Elementary School in West Lafayette, IN. She and her husband were married for sixty years. She was an avid homemaker. In addition to her parents, Mrs. May was preceded in death by a daughter, Sherry Alison Moore and brother, Elliott Benton Farr, Jr. In addition to her husband, Mrs. May is survived by one son, Nathan Elliott May and wife, Yasuko of New York, NY and numerous nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to SECU Family House, 1970 Baldwin Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103.
Published in The Advocate from Feb. 10 to Feb. 11, 2014