BURLINGTON, N.C. - Mrs. Joe Ann Curl Shoffner May, 63, of 7256 Shoe Road, passed away at 3:45 p.m. Sunday, April 27, 2014, at the Hospice Home of Burlington after three-and-a-half months of sudden illness.
Born in Alamance County, she was the daughter of the late Lonnie Junior Curl and Virginia Knighten Curl. Joe Ann was retired from the Alamance-Burlington School System, having worked at Eastlawn Elementary School.
Our sweet Joe Ann has been a member of Phillip's Chapel United Methodist Church for 26 years, a woman of God and an unconditional lover at work with Eastlawn Elementary School. She spent her free time in the kitchen, sharing her love and talent there, especially for her nine grandsons, all of whom she loved dearly.
Joe Ann is survived by her husband, Robert Thomas May; son, Sean Grenier and his two sons Jacob and Tyler Grenier; daughter, Lee Grenier Gushman and husband Kurt and their seven sons, Kyle, Connor, Garrett, Paul, Max, Camden and Luke Gushman; four stepdaughters, Janice, Jane, Jenny and Lacey; stepson, Bobby; 11 stepgrandchildren; and 11 great-stepgrandchildren.
The family will receive friends at McClure Funeral Home, 1030 South Main Street, Graham, N.C., from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday, May 2, 2014, and at other times at the May residence and also at the home of her son, Sean Grenier, 2554 Brucewood Road, Graham, N.C.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 3, 2014, at Phillips Chapel United Methodist Church with the Rev. John Woodard officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.mcclurefuneralservice.net