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February 17, 2014

Barbara Ann May Jerry

PORT ARTHUR —    Barbara Ann May Jerry (Ms. Melody Cool) passed away February 1, 2014.  She was born September 30, 1943 to the union of Percy May Sr. and Beulah Martin (May) in Port Arthur, TX.  She was a lifelong resident of Port Arthur.  

   She accepted Christ at an early age and united with Greater Macedonia Baptist Church, where she served in the choir.  Barbara was a 1962 graduate of Abraham Lincoln High School.  She was very highly respected in life.

   Barbara is preceded in death by her parents, Beulah and Percy May, Sr., her husband Albert Jerry (Big Al), brothers, Earl May, Andrew May, J.D. May, Cleveland May, L.D. May and Irvine May; sister Lucille Robinson and aunt Ethel Andrew; two brothers-in-law Hurist Joubert and Larry Stephenson, Sr.

   Those left to cherish her memories are her one and only daughter Angela May-Wilson (John Wilson) one granddaughter Troynisha Handy; one grandson Troy Handy, Jr.; 3 great-granddaughters, Akerionta Lavergne, A’Torian Shedrick Handy, Aaliyah Handy; 3 brothers Percy May Jr. (Gwen), Rev. Russell May (Deloris), Paul May (Clara); 2 sisters Dorothy Joubert and Helen Stephenson; godson Anthony Stephenson; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

   Funeral service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, February 15, 2014 at Greater Macedonia Baptist church with a viewing from 9 a.m. until service time.  Burial will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park under the direction of Gabriel Funeral Home.

   Repast will be held at 5231 Lakeside Dr. Port Arthur, Texas.

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