James A. May

James May

James A. May, 46, of Waco, tragically passed away Saturday, July 30, 2022. 

Funeral Service: 2PM, Sunday, August 7 at Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Alvin Jones officiating. Reception will follow the service in the funeral home’s Reception Center.

Visitation: 4-6 PM, Saturday, August 6, at Lake Shore Funeral Home, 5201 Steinbeck Bend in Waco. 

James was born in Clarksville, AR to Verbalene May on April 23, 1976. He went to high school at University High School, followed by obtaining his Bachelor’s degree from Ashford University and Master’s degree from University of Maryland University College. He was a retired 20-year veteran of the US Air Force. 

James was preceded in death by his mother, Verbalene May. 

He is survived by his children, Adriana May, Dametrique Vaughns, and Rheale May; sister, Sylvia Guyton; brother Clarence May, Jr. and his wife Michelle; nephews, Daniel May, Chris May, Romello May, Jaiden May, and Jai May; niece Jaida May; and aunt Werner Jean Eichelberger.  

The family of James May would like to extend sincerest thanks to the Chalk- Family, the Lott-May Family, and the Jones Family as well as the University High School Class of 1994.  

“Forever In Our Hearts 

Place of Service: Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel , 5201 Steinbeck Bend; Waco, TX 76708

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Condolence Messages

  1. My condolences to the May family. I had the privilege of knowing James May, when we were stationed on Guam. I looked at him as a big brother. One of my favorite memories of him is playing in a torrential downpour, running and slipping and icing in the grass by our dorm. I last spoke to May, last year, promising to visit. I’m sadden that I will never make that visit. I have a videotape with him showing off his tattoo of Adriana’s name. May your hearts be conforted by the special memories with Him..May God give you the peace that passes all understanding. Sincerely, Dewi Clark.

  2. Isabelle Alexander

    To the family I was sadden to hear about his death ,I worked and was a good friend with his mom. I pay for his family during this hard time. He is in a better place. he is back at home with his mom. God bless the family

  3. Teresa Compton

    Teresa and family , so, so sorry for y’all’s loss.my thought’s and prayer’s goes out to y’all. May he Rest In Peace in God’s arm’s.

  4. Maggie Williams-Woodard

    Continued prayers 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽for now and the tough days ahead . May God send comfort at this time of sorrow.

  5. Lorena Olvera Aviles

    I have fond memories of James in high school, always so sweet , kind & funny too. My condolences to his wife, children & family. I pray Gods peace comforts and strengthens you in these moments and may you find joy in the memories you shared.

  6. Viola Muhammad

    Sending prayers and condolences 💐

  7. Melinda Mendez

    My deepest condolences and prayers for God to strengthen and comfort your hearts during this time. Went to the same high school. Sorry for your loss. May he rest In Paradise♥️

  8. Jacqueline Burton

    Praying for you and your family as you celebrate the life of your beloved.” “May your happy memories give you peace and comfort during this challenging time. May God strengthen, comfort and wrap His loving arms around this family.
    Deepest Condolences
    Jacqueline Burton

  9. Bertram (Lew} Lewis

    There are no words to accurately express what James meant to so many of us, his basketball friends. When we met in Guam and I learned of his “legend” I knew that I would have a friend for life in my Taurus brother and backcourt running mate. Now, I cannot believe that he is gone but I do thank God for allowing me to share some of the best times of my life with him. We had Guam and then we were lucky enough to run into each other again in Germany just last year. James, you were always my guy from the moment I met you and you will be even in the after-life. You have friends WORLDWIDE who are shedding tears knowing that we have to wait to hear your contagious laugh again. Thank you for sharing your athleticism and your laughter with me. Love you brother. Rest now knowing that God needed a point guard up there for some big game and he chose you. As I sit here fighting the cancer war, I know that you would tell me to continue to fight with the words you used to always say to me “Lew! LET”S GO!” Miss you brother

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