Mother Eula Mae Showers May
Funeral services for Mother Eula Mae Showers May were held Feb. 12, 2022, at Greater Mt. Olive M. B. Church in Oma. Rev. Bobby Ray Showers Sr. officiated. Interment followed in Pleasant Valley Cemetery. On Saturday evening, Feb. 5, 2022, surrounded by her children and grandchildren, the Lord came and received Mother Eula Mae, 91, unto Himself. Westhaven Memorial Funeral Home handled arrangements.
Mother Eula Mae was born on July 27, 1930, in Hooker. She was the daughter of Rodell and Mae Thelma Showers. Mother Eula Mae was united in Holy Matrimony to the love of her life, Sylvester May. Together they loved, cherished, and trained 11 children. Before her health failed, she enjoyed worshiping and fellowshiping with other believers at various churches. She enjoyed gathering at the family home with her family and friends on Sundays and holidays.
Mother Eula Mae accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior and lived daily to please Him. She was a faithful and dedicated member of Fair Hill M. B. Church in Oma. She served God and her church as a mother, Sunday school teacher, mission president, organizer and president of the choir, and usher. She also served on the Dining Committee and as a 4-H director. When she attended the Little Rock, Lincoln, and Adjoining Counties Sunday School Institute and Convention, the president usually asked her to sing, “Won’t It Be Grand?”
Mother Eula Mae was preceded in death by her loving husband, Sylvester May; her father and mother, Rodell and Mae Thelma Showers; her maternal and paternal grandparents; three grandsons, Terrance Montgomery, Pervine Hardy, and Morrell Berry; four great-grandchildren, JaMichael Jackson, Dakota May, Destiny May, and Latydeus May; eight brothers, Nathaniel, Roy W., Levell, Wilmon, Robert Lee, Jessie Lee, Arvester Showers, and one brother who died at birth; six sisters, Rebecca Showers, Eva Mae Showers, Bula Mae Richardson, Lula Bell Smith, Annie Mae Bell, and Annie Rea McNickles; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Alexander and Sarah May; and 17 brothers- and sisters-in-law.
Mother Eula May’s memory will be forever cherished by her seven daughters, Rev. Thelma (Marshall) Wilson, of Redford, Mich.; Evangelist Evelina McDonald, of LaGrange, Ga.; Ella Lee, Mableine (Wayne) Hardy, Evelyn Mallard, Sarah (Charles) Belton, Gloria (Luther) Bass, all of Monticello; four sons, Delester May, of Hammond, La.; Alfred Montgomery, Rev. Fitzgerald (Carlnez) May, and Vincent (Melissa) May, all of Monticello; a nephew she raised as a son, Bradley Showers of Texarkana, Ark.; 41 grandchildren, 97 great-grandchildren, 12 great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Flora Henry and Earlene Garner, both of Hammond, La.; one brother-in-law, Jay E. (Carolyn) Maye; one sister-in-law, Ola Mae Showers; and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
The family of Mother Eula Mae is deeply grateful to everyone for all the love, support, and all other acts of kindness shown to them during their time of bereavement. They would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. Brantley Pace, St. Luke Home Health & Hospice, Lawrence County Hospital, the Greater Mt. Olive church family, and the Oma community.