Deloris Neil May

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Deloris Neil May of Birmingham, passed away peacefully at the age of 91 at her residence on Feb. 7, 2022. She was born in Jackson on April 19, 1930, the daughter of Charlie Coble and Kittie Gray (Guy) May. She attended Jackson High School and graduated from the Alabama College, State College for Women, now the University of Montevallo, with a Bachelor of Science degree.

Deloris was a dedicated teacher for 34 years. She began her teaching career in 1952 in Sylacauga and also taught at Kate Sheppard Middle School in Mobile. She later returned to teach at Jackson High School in Jackson and served as senior sponsor. In 1963 she moved to Birmingham and taught speech and English at Mountain Brook High School and later taught civics at Mountain Brook Junior High until 1986.

Deloris also enjoyed producing plays and musicals with her high school students and later volunteered with the Town and Gown Theatre, now Virginia Samford Theatre, in Birmingham.

Preceding her in death were her parents, her brother, Dr. Charles Eugene May (Pat) and brother-in-law, Coleman B. Ransone Jr.

She is survived by her sister, Katherine May Ransone; brother, Dr. Allen Wayne May (Eleanor); and sisters, Nancy May Woodson (Wendell) and Patricia May Parker (Frank). She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and numerous other relatives.

Her family extends gratitude and special thanks to her caregivers, Patricia Clements, Linda Travlus, Regina Smith, Katina Mitchell, Thomasina Chatman and Bonnie Gladney.

A graveside service was held Friday, Feb. 11, 2:30 p.m., at River Hill Baptist Cemetery in Salitpa.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Jimmie Hale Mission in Birmingham, Alabama, or a charity of your choice.

Condolences may be offered at www.lathanfuneralhome.com.

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