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Obituary: Mrs. Bobbie Jean Brown May

Mrs. Bobbie Jean Brown May, 82, of Winston-Salem, passed away on Monday, December 30, 2013.Sister May was born on July 29, 1931 in Forsyth County, N.C. to Lonnie Harrison Brown and Mary Elizabeth Flynn Brown. She was a dedicated wife, mother, teacher and friend. Her greatest joys were her husband, her children, grandchildren, and teaching children to read. She also had a great love for music, singing and playing her flute.Sister May is survived by her husband, Rev. Dr. Henry May, Jr.; her children, Elmon May, Sr., John May, Peter May and Mary May Sidden; grandchildren, Elizabeth Schaefer, Emily Long, Stella May, Emma May, Grace May, Rachel May and Elmon May, Jr.; great-grandchildren, Cailen and Christopher Schaefer, and Micah Long.

Funeral services for Mrs. May were held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 2, 2014 at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Henry E. May and the Rev. Phil Bauguess officiating.


From the March 2014 Moravian Magazine

Moravian Daily Texts


Tuesday, January 16 — Psalm 11
Genesis 19:1–29; Matthew 7:1–12

You shall not set your desire on your neighbor’s house or anything that belongs to your neighbor. Deuteronomy 5:21 (NIV)

Jesus said, “Take care! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of possessions.” Luke 12:15

Forgive us, Lord Jesus, when we fail to remember that the craving of material goods leads to spiritual poverty. May our energies be directed into investing in the treasures of your spirit. Amen.

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