FREDERICKSBURG -- Brenda A. May, 56, of Fredericksburg died Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, at her home after an unexpected illness.
She was born Aug. 12, 1960, in Wooster to the late Algie and Beatrice (Moore) Deeds, and married Joseph M. May Jr. on April 9, 1982. He preceded her in death on July 29, 2013.
Brenda had made her home in Fredericksburg most of her life and had worked at Wayne and Holmes County Department of Human Services as a day care provider. She also had worked at Horizons and was a recess teacher for Fredericksburg Elementary School.
She was a member of Ohio Historical Society and was known for having open arms with her door always being open.
Surviving are a son, Joshua (Adrienne) May of Wooster; stepchildren, Joseph May III of Harrisburg, Pa., and Jody (Joe) Wollcover of Columbus; grandchildren, Damian, Domanic, Alex, Jaxen and Jaiden and many other grandchildren; brothers, David Deeds of Wooster, Dana Deeds of Shreve and Marvin Phillips of Millersburg; sisters, Pamela Coblentz of Chester, S.C. and Inla (Brian) Stonerock of Wooster; nieces and nephews, Jeannette Parcos of Ashland, Roger Benchoff, Shannon Coleman and Jamie Deeds, all of Wooster, Timmy and David Coblentz of the Carolinas, Lindsey Deeds of Wooster, Little Dana Deeds of Texas, Kalea Deeds of Arkansas, Jeremy Phipps and Tim Phipps, both of Ashland.
A service was Feb. 11 at 5 p.m. at Murray Funeral Home in Fredericksburg, with the Rev. Jeremiah Scadden officiating. Friends called Saturday from 3 p.m. until time of service.
Memorial contributions may be made in care of Murray Funeral Home, P.O. Box 183, Fredericksburg 44627 for final expenses. Tributes may be shared at www.Murray-Funeral-Home.com.