Margaret L. May

margaret may
Margaret L. May, a resident of New Braunfels, passed away on Monday evening, March 6, 2017 at her home with her loving husband by her side. Margaret was born on October 31, 1946 in Flint, MI to Teddy Robert Swain and Williene Bernice Trotter Swain. Her family moved to Phoenix, Arizona when she was 16. Margaret was a long-time employee of Motorola, where she met her husband. Margaret fought the last fight with the cancer that she had battled for 14+ years. She was a real warrior. She fought with dignity and always a positive attitude. She is now at peace and in no pain. She now joins her parents, aunts and uncles, and many dear friends, in the company of Angels and Jesus Christ, our savior. Survivors include her husband of 41-years, Fred May; children, Richard May and wife, April, Trina Foster and husband, Dennis; grandchildren, Aryanna, Alyssa and Atyrra. In addition, Margaret is also survived by a great-grandson, Cole; three cousins and her long-time friend, Susie. A memorial service is scheduled for 11:00 AM on Friday, March 17, 2017 at the Lux Funeral Home Chapel. Memorials can be made to Hope Hospice of New Braunfels, or the charity of one's choice.

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  1. Fred So sorry for your loss. I loved Margaret and admired her so much. She truly was a lady of courage and strength. I will miss her.

  2. Fred, So sorry for your loss, however, all who have known Margaret will miss her. We thank God for the time we had her presence here on earth, but now there is another Angel in Heaven. Carroll & Toni Allison

  3. Fred, Our love and prayers to you and the family. It was always a joy to see Margaret at the mixers and know she was doing well. She was a fighter.

  4. Fred–Margaret was always a bright spot in any room. The sparkle in her eyes always told you she was ready for a conversation. I appreciated our friendship. Our prayers for your comfort at this time. God bless.

  5. Fred, Again my prayers are with you and your entire family. I truly understand what she went through with her battle against cancer. As you know, Mary Ann also battled cancer for 12 years prior to her death. I know they are both in Heaven waiting for us to join them some day.

  6. Fred, I am so sorry to hear about Margaret. I always enjoyed visiting at the mixers. She will be missed. May God help you thru this difficult time. Liz Coker

  7. Fred, Karen and I extend our sincere sympathy to you and the rest of your family and friends. Margaret was an inspiration to us all and will be sorely missed. We remain at your service if there’s anything you need.

  8. Fred, Lynn and I join all the others who found Margaret to be an inspiration with her faith and courage that she displayed on a daily basis. We will include you in our prayers and hope that you know that we will all miss her.

  9. Fred,Robib and I so sorry for for your loss.Margaret was a wonderfull person and had such a good sprit. She will be missed.

  10. Fred, my deepest sympathy for your loss. Margaret was a wonderful lady. Prayers to you and your family.

  11. When a family member or a close friend dies, our pain and grief can be unbearable. We feel helpless. There’s nothing we can do to bring that person back to life. But the Bible gives us real comfort. (Read 2 Corinthians 1:3, 4.) Let us consider one example that shows how much Jehovah and Jesus want to bring our loved ones back to life. When Jesus was on earth, he often visited Lazarus and his sisters, Martha and Mary. All three were good friends of Jesus. The Bible says: “Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus.” Then one day Lazarus died.—John 11:3-5. Jesus went to comfort Martha and Mary. When Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went outside the city to meet him. She was happy to see Jesus, but she said to him: “If you had been here, my brother would not have died.” Martha thought that Jesus was too late. After that, Jesus saw her sister, Mary, crying. Seeing their sadness, he felt hurt and cried. (John 11:21, 33, 35) He felt the deep pain that comes when we lose someone we love. Knowing that Jesus feels the way we do about death is a comfort to us. And Jesus is just like his Father. (John 14:9) Jehovah has the power to remove death forever, and that is what he will do very soon. When Jesus arrived at the grave where Lazarus’ body had been placed, the entrance had been sealed with a large stone. Jesus said: “Take the stone away.” But Martha didn’t want them to. Lazarus’ body had already been in the tomb for four days. (John 11:39) She did not know what Jesus was about to do to help her brother. Imagine when Jesus said to Lazarus: “Come out!” What Martha and Mary saw next was amazing. “The man who had been dead came out with his feet and hands bound with wrappings.” (John 11:43, 44) Lazarus had been brought back to life! He was reunited with his family and friends. They could hold him, touch him, and talk to him. What a miracle! Jesus had resurrected Lazarus. The Bible clearly says that “the dead know nothing at all.” That was true of Lazarus. (Ecclesiastes 9:5) Just as Jesus said, it was as if Lazarus had been sleeping. (John 11:11) While he was in the grave, Lazarus knew “nothing at all.” Jesus said that “all those in the memorial tombs” will be resurrected. (John 5:28) This means that all those whom Jehovah remembers will come back to life. But for Jehovah to resurrect someone, he has to remember everything about that person. Can he really do that? Well, there are billions of stars in the universe. The Bible says that Jehovah knows the name of every single star. (Read Isaiah 40:26.) If he can remember the name of each star, then surely he can easily remember everything about all those he will bring back to life. More important, Jehovah created everything, so we know that he has the power to bring people back to life. They will be resurrected here on earth to live forever.(Ps 37:11,29)

  12. Fred: Claudatte and I send our prayers and condolences to you and family. Margaret’s disposition was always upbeat and we enjoyed her friendship at the mixers. We know she is now with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

  13. Fred: Arlene and I will never forget Margaret’s strong will, character, and faith. She is at peace in the arms of the Lord, and the reward of salvation is hers. Our prayers will be with you in the days ahead. Rich

  14. Fred, Please know that you and yours are in my thoughts and prayers ! All will miss her unique humor and amazing faith and fortitude. My heart aches for your loss but we know we will all meet again in His glory.. Kit

  15. So sorry to hear about your loss. My deepest sympathy to you and your loved ones. Soon JESUS is going to solve all mankind’s problems by means of Gods kingdom the one we pray for thy kingdom come thy will be done on Earth as it it in Heaven. Matt 6:6-10 Rev 21:3-5 Dan 2:44 John 5:28,29. The dead will come back to life here on Earth Matt 5:5 John 5:28,29 God does not cause our death Ecc 9:11 This kingdom will bring us, no more sickness pain death, wars, food shortages nor anymore tears . look up the scriptures in your Bible. For more comfort please. Email me at. all free as JESUS said go free, give free. Mainly to help comfort you. ,what I am doing to help you, I am doing to help our God and Jesus. Kathy

  16. Fred, Mike and I are thinking of you and want you to know you’re in our prayers. Margret was one of the most beautiful person we knew. God be with you . With love Mike & Tina

  17. How very correct, Margaret fought with dignity and a positive attitude. We are truly sorry for your loss Fred. And for your family, along with sweet Susie who will undoubtedly miss her dear friend.

  18. Fred,she was a true warrior. We never heard her complain or ask why. Her smile will be missed but never forgotten. We are blessed to have had her in our lives. Kenney and Cindy Rose

  19. Margaret was my hero. She fought her battle with dignity and grace. I admired her strength. Even though our friendship was short, she was a great example and had a great influence on me. Fred, keep your spirits up and stay busy. I know exactly how you feel. You and Margaret were great examples of Christian couples. She is enjoying tfruits of her labor–cancer-free! What a great legacy.

  20. Fred: This is a beautiful obituary for our Margaret. We know that she is in heaven and rejoicing at the feet of our Savior along with her parents, other family members and friends. Her courage, faith, and determination will always serve as an example to me of the person I hope to be some day. Margaret will be missed forever!

  21. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time of sorrow. In Christian Love, Ron+ and Saundra Zipp

  22. Fred, I am so sorry to hear of your losing your wife. I will say a prayer for her and ask the Lord to help to ease the pain of losing her. May God bless you and your family as you deal with the grief of your wife’s passing.

  23. Fred —You and Margaret were always such an inspiration to us at church, especially seeing her courage. My deepest sympathy to you. Bette Bell

  24. My thought and prayers go out to the family all those who were blessed to share a piece of Margaret’s life. Her life was a living testimony to strength and great courage in the face of adversity. I will miss Margaret but know she is at peace.

  25. Fred, just know that we are praying for you and the family during this time of grief. Margaret fought cancer with great dignity and grace. We know that she is now at home with the Lord. Blessings to you as always!

  26. Fred, My prayers are with you and your family at this time. Margaret was such a sweet lady and I know the angels have welcomed her with open arms. I send you my love and hugs.

  27. So sorry, Fred. Your family handled this with such dignity and were models for others. Our prayers for you and your family and Margaret.

  28. Fred, It was always such a pleasure to run into you two. You were always together and such a support for her. Wishing you God’s comfort and peace in your loss.

  29. My sincere condolences to you Fred and your family. I know it is a very hard time for all and I really can’t say I know how you feel as I still have my wife with me although she is in bad health and I am gladly looking after her. What I do know is Margaret was a very sweet and kind lady and it was my pleasure to know her these past years. You were a wonderful couple and she will be missed so much. May God bless you and your family and we will have you all in our prayers,

  30. Dear Fred & Family, My deepest Sympathy for you loss. I was saddened to see that Margaret had passed. She was a beautiful, sweet & loving “Lady”. I’m so sorry for your loss. May God be with you a this time.

  31. Fred and family. We are so saddened by Margaret’s passing. We know she is in heaven but she fought with class. We are always here for you and will keep you in our prayers.

  32. Fred, there are no words to ease your pain. Your faith is the gift that will see you through until the two of you are reunited. She will live on through you and your family because of all she taught you. Never stop sharing her story with others and do your best to enjoy All of Gods miracles each day. As you know, this is not our real “home.” I’m sure Randy was there to welcome her. What an experience she is having!! You are in my prayers and in my heart.

  33. Dear Fred and children, Neil and I were so sorry to hear about Margaret’s passing. You have our deepest sympathy and are in our thoughts and prayers in the days ahead.

  34. I want to thank all of you for the outpouring of comments and condolences. I think the attendance at the Memorial Service, and the volume of responses, would have even surprised Margaret. It certainly showed how much she was loved and respected by all who knew her. Again, Thank you Fred

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