Sara "Sister" Jane May (Wood)

Friday, March 3rd, 1933 - Monday, August 26th, 2019
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Sara “Sister” Jane (Wood) May

Sara was born March 3, 1933 in Nekoma, North Dakota to the late Marville and Thomas J. Wood. Sara went to be with the Lord on August 26, 2019. Besides her parents, she is predeceased in death by her husband, Earl “Dink” May, her older brother, Darrell. Sister worked for Hall Construction at the Sheldon Arcade in Norfolk, VA. She also worked for her sister as a receptionist for Mary Ann wood School of Dance. She loved to travel, make crafts and spend time with her family.

Left to cherish her memory is her daughter, Teresa May Barham (Mark); sister, Mary Ann Luke (Sam); nieces, Melina McPherson (Steve), Pat Thompson and Shevly Hillagas (Jack); nephews, Tom Hook (Jean) and Jeff Grove; great-nieces, Brittany, Kelsey, Kim and Amy; great-nephews, Samuel, Joseph, Dane, Hunter, Jeff and Jim and a number of cousins and extended family.

A celebration of her life will be held on September 14th at 2:00 at Great Bridge Baptist Church, 640 S. Battlefield Blvd, Chesapeake, VA. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Great Bridge Baptist Church, Khedive Shrine Building Fund, Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society and The Union Mission. Please visit her Book of Memories at to leave a note of encouragement to the family.
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    Saturday, September 14th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Saturday, September 14th, 2019 2:00pm
    Great Bridge Baptist Church
    640 S. Battlefield Boulevard
    Chesapeake, VA 23322
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Patty Cohen

Posted at 02:42pm
Teresa, So sorry to learn of your mom's passing. Sending love and prayers to your family. Spent many years with her in the studio waiting room. Thinking of you. Love Patty Cohen and Family

Bunny Meiss

Posted at 12:39pm
I didn’t know Sister personally but my Aunt Mel (Marilyn Steele) did before she herself passed away a year ago. Aunt Mel loves her and talked about her all the time. They are both together now having their usual conversations like they use to.

Ginger Prescott

Posted at 10:06pm
Sister will be missed by so many people. It was a joy to know her. She will be missed at our Joy Club meetings. So glad I visited her at the hospital, rehab & in her home. Prayers & thoughts. Ginger Prescott

sabrina guerrero

Posted at 06:58pm
What a beautiful women inside and out. Remembering all those measurements and costume fittings.... May she know how much of an extended family loved her. Sabrina (Dockery) Guerrero

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