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Wayne May

March 8, 1955 ~ January 4, 2022 (age 66)


Beloved husband, cherished father and grandfather, treasured brother and friend, Jerrill Wayne May, age 66, passed away in Longview, Texas on Tuesday, January 4, 2022.  Jerrill, affectionately known as “Wayne”, was born on March 8, 1955 in Longview, Texas to Clyde Jerrill May and Louise (Harris) May.

Wayne is preceded in death by his parents, Clyde and Louise May; siblings, Jake Bransford and Everett “Bobo” Bransford; and grandparents, George “Jake” and Lizzie Mae Hines, Steve Harris, W.C. May and Mary Renfro May.  He is survived by his loving wife of 27 years, Lisa Oney May; children, James “Bubba” Oney and his wife, Shelly, Jesse “J.J.” May and his wife, Serene Tuel, Deana Launey and her husband, Marcus, Michael May, Zachary May and his wife, Charissa, and Samantha May; grandchildren, Brycen, MacKenzie, Baylor, James Jr., Mikah, Maisyn, Blayne, Violet and Aleda; siblings, Mitch Bransford, Sheila Bransford Thompson and Brenda Bransford Mills, as well as numerous other family members and friends.

Wayne grew up in his parent’s grocery business, Food Mart, delivering groceries at a young age and learning to butcher. He went on to owning and operating his own stores, Min-a-Pak Grocery, Wayne’s Quick Shop, J & L Liquor, and more recently, Sam’s Malts & More…also known as  “The Shack” in Beckville.  Wayne always wore a smile and was a true people person.  He could talk to anyone, even if he didn’t know them. Wayne was a Deacon at Hope Chapel Church in Marshall for several years and a lifetime member of Pine Grove Assembly of God in Beckville.  He held a special place in his heart for Ocean Springs, Mississippi where his father was from and where he and his family visited often.  Wayne loved his family fiercely and cherished the time making memories with them.  He was truly loved in return and will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

A time of visitation will be held for Wayne on Friday, January 7, 2022 from 6:00-8:00pm at Meadowbrook Funeral Home.  Funeral Service will be on Saturday, January 8, 2022 at 2:00pm at Pine Grove Assembly of God in Beckville, Texas with Bro. Jackie Harris officiating.  Interment following the service at Martin Cemetery in Beckville, Texas. Serving as Pallbearers are James “Bubba” Oney, Jesse “J.J.” May, Zachary May, Michael May, John “Bill” Cooper, Ben Wyatt, Brandon Holder and Steven Chester.  Honorary Pallbearers are Brad Harris, Jackie Harris, Michael Ragsdale, James Holder and John “Rusty” Cooper.  Online condolences may be offered at www.meadowbrookfh.com

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January 7, 2022

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Meadowbrook Funeral Home
1804 S. Washington Ave
Marshall, Texas 75670

Funeral Service
January 8, 2022

2:00 PM
Pine Grove Assembly of God
4618 Hwy 149
Beckville, TX 75631

Interment following funeral service
January 8, 2022

Martin Cemetery
County Line Road
Beckville, TX 75631

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