Emma Lee May, 96, died on January 11, 2017 at her residence.
She was a member of Union Grove Baptist Church.
Survivors include her daughter, Pastor Shirley Ray; granddaughters, Stephanie (Rodney) Hammonds, LaMonica (Auston) Taylor, Jacqueline (Waymond) Thompson; grandson, Bobby Jones, Jr.; 13 great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren; one brother; a host of other relatives and friends.
The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 18, at noon at Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church with Reverend Oscar Lockhart, Sr. as eulogist. Interment will be in Chattanooga National Cemetery.
The body will lie in state after noon on Tuesday, Jan. 17, at John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.