Frances Marie May
Frances Marie May, 89, of Mustang, Okla., went to meet Jesus in the early hours of Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. She was in St. Anthony's Hospital, Oklahoma City, Okla., when she departed this life.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, in the First Baptist Church of Mooreland, Okla., with the Rev. Gerald Spriggs officiating. Interment will follow in the Mooreland Cemetery under the direction of Billings Funeral Home, Mooreland, Okla.
Frances was born April 19, 1930, to Jesse Robert Patterson and Lulu Mary (Wolf) Patterson in Major County, Okla., in the farmhouse where the family resided. She attended grade school at Pleasant Valley, a one-room schoolhouse located three miles from her home, where she and her sister would either walk to school or ride their horse, Diamond. To finish her high school education, Frances moved to Mooreland and resided with her grandparents, Hugh and Bessie Patterson. While in high school she worked part time at the Mooreland hospital.
On Aug. 5, 1948, a little over two months after graduation Frances married William F. (Bill) May, II. They lived on the May homesteaded farm north of Mooreland, on the side of Billy May Hill. To the union of Bill and Frances were born two daughters and one son.
In 1957 Bill and Frances moved to Edmond, Okla., but also continued farming the homestead in Mooreland. While in Edmond, Frances continued her education earning a BA degree in Education from Central State College. She immediately began teaching in the Edmond Public School System; first at Ida Freeman, second grade and later at Sunset, fourth grade, retiring after teaching 25 years.
Frances' love in life, after her husband was her grandchildren. She always made time to spend with them. She also enjoyed crocheting and was an avid reader. Earlier, when Bill was alive they enjoyed raising Irises and traveling through our northern and western states.
Frances was preceded in death by her husband, William F. May II; her parents, Jesse and Lulu Patterson; sisters, Roberta May Walker, Bessie Lou McDowell, and Fay Louise Bouse; and one brother, Robert Jesse Patterson.
Frances is survived by her son, William F. May III and wife, Rhonda; son, Jonathan, his wife, Anna and their daughter, Abigail, all of Mustang; oldest daughter, Jo Ann Spriggs and husband, Gerald, of Waxahachie, Texas and their three children, Stephanie Rieper and husband, Trey of Waxahachie, Texas, daughters, Kaitlyn and husband, Kelly Doolittle of Waco, Texas; and Amanda Rieper of Waxahachie, Texas; Robert Spriggs and his wife, Judith and daughter, Camila, all of Frisco, Texas; and son, John Michael of Lubbock, Texas; Lyndsey Dockins and her husband, Michael and their children, Meredith, Colleen and Danielle of Friendswood, Texas;
youngest daughter, Carol Terry and husband, Ross of Edmond and their three children, Sydney Benjamin and husband, Roger and their sons, Gavin and Leo of Plano, Texas; Spencer Terry of Oklahoma City; Lauren Pettit and husband, Michael and their children, Eli and Emma of Edmond; three sisters, Edra Lois Shuck of Yukon; Leola Pearl Edwards and husband, John of Cheyenne Valley; and Janice Mae Peters of Yukon. Gma "Gigi" had seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Published on February 19, 2020


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