GRENADA — May Frances Barnett passed away Monday, March 16, at Baptist Hospital in Oxford after a brief illness.
May was born Jan. 26, 1953 to John and Rosemarie Barnett. She grew up in the Tippo area of Tallahatchie County on the farm of her grandparents, Edward and Frances Dyess, and graduated from East Tallahatchie High School and the University of Mississippi.
May lead a unique life. After graduating from Ole Miss, she worked in retail, taught school, spent some time trying to become a nun and worked in Alaska in administration on the Exxon Valdez oil cleanup project. In her later years, she took care of her mother in Baton Rouge, La. After her mother passed away, May moved to Grenada.
May had a giver’s heart. She was always making and giving gifts to friends and family and never missed a birthday or holiday for her brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews. More than anything, she loved her cats leaving behind her much loved Narly.
May was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents and brother, John.
She is survived by sisters, Edwardanne (William) McCammon of Scobey and Vicki (Nick Faris) Barnett of Kenner, La.; her brother, Bill (Betty) Lee of Wesley Chapel, Fla., as well as sister-in-law, Elissa Barnett of Katy, Texas. She especially loved her numerous nieces and nephews.
A private service for the family was held at New Hope Baptist Church in Scobey.