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Deloris May

April 19, 1930 — February 7, 2022

Deloris Neil May of Birmingham, Alabama passed away peacefully at the age of 91 at her residence on February 7, 2022. She was born in Jackson, Alabama, on April 19, 1930, the daughter of Charlie Coble and Kittie Gray (Guy) May. She attended Jackson High School and graduated from the Alabama College, State College for Women now the University of Montevallo with a Bachelor of Science degree.
Deloris was a dedicated teacher for 34 years. She began her teaching career in 1952 in Sylacauga, Alabama, and also taught at Kate Sheppard Middle School in Mobile, Alabama. She later returned to teach at Jackson High School in Jackson, Alabama, and served as senior sponsor. In 1963 she moved to Birmingham, Alabama and taught Speech and English at Mountain Brook High School and later taught Civics at Mountain Brook Junior High until 1986.
Deloris also enjoyed producing plays and musicals with her high school students and later volunteered with the Town and Gown Theatre, now Virginia Samford Theatre, in Birmingham, Alabama.
Deloris was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Dr. Charles Eugene May (Pat) and brother-in-law Coleman B. Ransone, Jr. She is survived by her sister Katherine May Ransone, brother Dr. Allen Wayne May, (Eleanor), sister Nancy May Woodson (Wendell) and sister Patricia May Parker (Frank). She is also survived by many nieces and nephews and numerous other relatives.
Her family extends gratitude and special thanks to her caregivers, Patricia Clements, Linda Travlus, Regina Smith, Katina Mitchell, Thomasina Chatman, and Bonnie Gladney.
A graveside service will be held Friday, February 11, 2022, at 2:30 p.m. at River Hill Baptist Cemetery in Salitpa, Alabama. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Jimmie Hale Mission in Birmingham, Alabama, or a charity of your choice.
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Friday, February 11, 2022

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River Hill Baptist Cemetery


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