May Rhodes

July 4, 1943 - August 14, 2013

07/04/1943 - 08/14/2013

May Rhodes, 70 years old, of Newport News, VA, passed away on 14 August 2013 at her home in Newport News, VA.
May was born in St. Stephens, NC, on 4 July 1943. May received her High School diploma in 1977 while traveling with her husband in the Air Force. She taught herself how to sew and became as well known seamstress in the community. She loved children and served as a volunteer foster parent of the family court. She also loved arts and crafts and several of her items displayed at various arts and crafts fairs. She also enjoyed and loved playing bingo.
May is survived by her husband of 41 years, Gene Rhodes Newport News, VA; her children – daughters, Carissa Brown Goldsboro, NC; Henrietta Fields and her husband James Savannah, GA, and her son Adrian C. Rhodes and wife Edna Gloucester, VA; sisters – Nazeline May Banks Goldsboro, NC, Mary Lewis Goldsboro, NC, Essie Pearl Tatum Goldsboro, NC, Geraldine Gracy Newark, HJ, Sadie Mickels Alston, TX and Mildred Fowler Kennanville, NC; brother – James Coby Jimmie Goldsboro, NC; four sisters-in-law Octavia Stewart, Charlene Gibson, Ruby Hill, and Violet Andrews; brothers-in-law – Johnny Rhodes, Rodney Rhodes and Joe Andrews; grandchildren – Tonya Taylor husband, Kevin, Adair Rhodes wife, Carla, Adrian C. Rhodes Jr., Princess Dorsey wife, Jazmine, Karl L. Dorsey, Gene E. Rhodes, II; Great Grandchildren – Ondia Taylor, Kevin Taylor III, Naima Taylor, Rashaad Taylor, Briannah Thompson, Kyle Rhodes and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and dear friends.
May is preceded in death by siblings – Ben Maybanks, Orie Maybanks, Joseph Maybanks, Johnny Maybanks, Mabel Maybanks, and Sheila Maybanks.

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Maria Maybank
7 years ago

R I P aunt May

Ruth E. Jones
7 years ago

To the Family, Remember God will always be with you and he will carry you though your time of grieve and continue to move you forward in life.