December 21, 1928 ~ April 24, 2020

Born in: Winston- Salem, North Carolina
Resided in: Suwanee, Georgia

LAWRENCEVILLE, GA – Mildred Maxwell May, 91, of Lawrenceville, died peacefully Friday, April 24, 2020 at Gwinnett Medical Center of heart failure. Mrs. May was a native of Asheville, NC. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 58 years, George May. She is survived by her children, Melissa, David and daughter in law Lisa ; grandchildren, Gwendalyn and Caitlin, great grandchild Pandora and daughter-in-law, Elaine, wife of their late son, Charles. She is also survived by her sister Linda Maxwell Foster of Charlotte, NC and her nieces Leslie and Laura.

Mrs. May graduated from Lee Edwards High School and attended college at Mars Hill College studying business. She later moved to Atlanta and worked in the insurance industry. She and her husband were married in 1954 after he completed his service in the Korean War. They resided in St Petersburg, Fl where Mrs. May returned to the business world and became partner/operator of a trucking concern and owner of a retail store called Good Scents. They both retired and moved to Lawrenceville in the early 1990’s.

Mrs. May was a member at St Edward’s Episcopal Church (Lawrenceville) and is past president of the ECW Chapter there. She was a founding member of Holy Cross Anglican Cathedral in Loganville and was active until her passing. She was an avid reader and supporter of local libraries. She was much loved and will be greatly missed by everyone she met.

Due to COVID-19, funeral arrangements are pending. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Memorial Fund of Holy Cross or the Gwinnett Public Library Foundation are appreciated. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Hwy, Lawrenceville, GA 30046, 770-277-4550. Online condolences may be expressed at

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  1. CandleImageWe have all lost a wonderful sister in Christ and friend. She has been a faithful servant of God forever. Condolences and prayers for the May family during this time.

  2. We love you Aunt Mildred. Peace to you. I know Charles is happy with his Mother and Father today.

  3. I always enjoyed visiting Aunt Mildred and Uncle George in Lawrenceville.
    Much love, and prayers for the family.

  4. CandleImageMildred was a lovely. intelligent lady, who enlightened everyone she met with her knowledge and lively personality. I am very blessed to have known this beautiful soul for most of my life. Sympathies and condolences to Melissa, David & Lisa, and family.

    • CandleImageMildred was always so beautiful. She will be greatly missed. My prayers are with you David, Melissa, Gwen, Caitlin and Pandora. Much love to you all.

  5. CandleImageWith sympathy sending thoughts and prayers for the loss of a wonderful woman who always had a smile and kind word. God give each of you peace and comfort in your loss and may your memories of good times sustain you.

    God bless,
    Discovery Village at Sugarloaf

  6. CandleImageMildred was a strong shoulder to cry on, lean into, and eventually laugh next to as you saw the sense of it all. Hugs and sympathies and condolences to Melissa, David & Lisa, and family.

  7. CandleImageWe send our sympathy, prayers and love to Mildred’s family. For many, many Sundays, Mildred was next to us while passing the peace at Holy Cross. She will remain in our hearts always.
    We will certainly miss her.
    Russ and Nita Killebrew

  8. Condolences to the May family and to Melissa and David, for the loss of their beautiful and smart mother. She was a wise lady, with deep insight and great advice. I will always remember her kindness both when on a visit to Georgia, and on phone calls. Her great strength, perseverance and wit remain in our hearts forever. ❤️

  9. CandleImageI am so terribly sorry! Sending love and prayers for strength to get through this difficult time..Frank and Me love all of you

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