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Joyce E. (Ellis) May AKA "Gram"

1936 ~ 2019 (age 83)


Joyce Ellis May, "Gram" to many, of Wallkill, a resident for 63 years, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family. She was 83. 

The daughter of the late Charles H. Ellis and Evelyn Ayers Ellis, she was born at home in Clintondale, NY on May 04, 1936.

She was a bus driver for Thomas K. Wilson & Wallkill School District and worked in the Middle School Cafeteria and was also a nurse at Ostrander Elementary School until her retirement in 1996. Joyce enjoyed knitting with the ladies in the Wallkill Library, going to Penny Socials, and Yard Sales. Joyce participated in the Hokey Pokey on the Walkway over the Hudson to set a World Record.  

She is survived by 
Son,           John R. May, Jr  and his wife Amy of Wallkill, NY
Son,          Jeffrey C. May and his wife Cathy of Plattekill, NY
Daughter,     Jeryl May of Middletown, NY
Sisters Beverly Ellis of Crystal River, FL and MarlynnBirch of Salt Lake City, Utah
7 Grandchildren: Michael, Matt, Bradford, Danny, Sasha, Erin  & Taylor
4 Great Grandchildren, 1 great great granddaughter
Many Nieces and nephews.
and a great family friend Kayla Iseldyke

She was predeceased by her Husband, John R. May, Sr. 
Brother Irving C. Ellis & sister, Lorane Lasher Wood

Funeral services will be 11 am on July 20, 2019 at the Wallkill Reformed Church, 45 Bridge St., Wallkill, NY 12589. The Reverend Dr. Stan Seagren will officiate

In Lieu of flowers it is requested that donations be made to Wallkill Reformed Church, PO Box 54, Wallkill, NY, Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties
800 Stony Brook Court Newburgh, NY 12550, or St. Judes Childrens Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959
Arrangements were made by Millspaugh Funeral Directors.
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Funeral Service
July 20, 2019

11:00 AM
Wallkill Reformed Church
25 Bridge St.
Wallkill, New York 12589


Wallkill Reformed Church
PO Box 54, Wallkill, NY 12589,

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-822-6344

Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties
800 Stony Brook Court Newburgh, NY 12550,

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