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Earnestine (Smith) May

August 27, 1948 ~ October 21, 2017 (age 69)

Earnestine Smith May was born August 27, 1948 in Attalla, Alabama to Willie and Rebecca Smith. She received her wings while surrounded by her family and friends on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 1:45 pm in Fort Wayne, IN at the age of 69.

Earnestine graduated from Mumford High School in Detroit, Michigan and later moved to Fort Wayne, Indiana where she met and married the love of her life, Mr. Lee May and from this union she was blessed with three sons and a daughter.

Earnestine accepted Christ at an early age and was a long time member of the East Chestnut Street Church of Christ; where she served as a youth counselor for the Young Achievers for several years. She enjoyed living her life on her terms. She loved her family and if you were lucky to have her as a friend you had an honest, tell it like it is friend who was there for you no matter what.

Earnestine leaves to cherish her loving memories her children, Lee Edward May, Chandra May (Chris) Dial, and Michael May all of Fort Wayne, and Terrill May of Indianapolis, IN; sisters, Eva Lou Nelson of Detroit MI, Elizabeth Kinnie of Fort Wayne, IN and Willie Louise Smith of Gadsden, AL; best friend/special niece, Sarah Goggins Pernell of Austin TX. She was the proud grandmother of 11, Lorian ‘Chanise’ May, Jayla May, Demarea Dial, Brooklyn Dial, Terrill May II, Tai May, Tierra May, Michael May II, MyQuan Davis, Savayla Freeman, Messiah May, and one great grandson, Cairo May, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Earnestine was loved by many and will truly be missed.   

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lee May; parents, Willie and Rebecca Smith; brother, Willie Henry Smith, and sister, Carrie Mae Smith Goggins.


 Service Information

Visitation
Saturday
October 28, 2017

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
East Chestnut Street Church of Christ
3601 Chestnut Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46803

Funeral Service
Saturday
October 28, 2017

11:00 AM
East Chestnut Street Church of Christ
3601 Chestnut Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46803


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