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223 North Bedford Road
Battle Creek, MI 49037
Phone: 269-965-5145
Fax: 269-965-5148
Flora May-Freeman

Flora Lee May-Freeman (Neal)

Tuesday, July 2nd, 1935 - Monday, May 4th, 2020
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Obituary

Flora was born on July 2, 1935 in Marianna, Arkansas to Ora Lee Neal and Beck Neal, both preceded her in death. Flora graduated from Morton High School in Marianna, AR in 1955 and She moved to Chicago, IL after Graduation. Flora later relocated to Michigan attending Kellogg Community College in Battle Creek, MI obtaining her License Practical Nursing (LPN). She married O’shield May in 1956 and to this union they had four children. The couple were married for 42 years, she later married Henderson Freeman, both preceded her death.
Preceding her in Death also includes two sisters, Rosie Mae Butler of Marianna, AR and Jessie Mae Williams of Minneapolis, MN; four brothers, Robert B. Neal of Marianna, AR, Reverend Hodges Stewart, Sr. of Little Rock, AR, Reverend George Neal of West Memphis, AR, and Herman Neal of Rondo, AR; one granddaughter, Markisha Freeman of Lansing, MI; and brother-in-law, Eddie May, Sr. of St. Louis, MO.
Flora retired from the Battle Creek VA Medical Center, working as an
EKG Technician and Nurse. After retirement, she continued working for Upjohn’s Home Healthcare assisting elderly with daily living activities.
She also was an instructor for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for the American Heart Association. Until her health condition made it impossible, she was a long-time member (45 years) of First Salem Missionary Baptist Church in Battle Creek, Michigan as Head of Nurses Guild, Usher, and Secretary.
In 2013, after she became ill and was later diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.
Her daughter Frances relocated Flora to Lansing, Michigan so that she could provide more care for her. Frances, Brenda, Pat, Walter and other family members would visit with their mother regularly at Eaton County Rehabilitation Center in Charlotte, Michigan. Flora was a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother whom loved to cook, listen to her gospel music, and fellowship with her family and church members.
Mrs. Flora L. May-Freeman is survived by her sons, Walter E. May (Rose) of Battle Creek, MI; special son, Alvin Bonds of Lansing, MI; and Charles Butler of Little Rock, AR; daughters, Patricia A. Gatson (Johnny) of Lansing, MI, Frances E. Freeman (Mark) of Lansing, MI, Brenda
May-Dixon (Melvin) of Spring, TX, and Ira Jean Gilmore of Lithonia, GA; grandsons, Christopher Gatson and Lance Dixon; granddaughters, Nakita Harden, Brittney (Andre) Collins-Riddle, Jasmine Dixon, Mia Dixon, and Mariah Dixon; six great granddaughters; two great grandsons; special nephew, Eddie May; sister, Wanda V. Neal of Pine Bluff, AR; God sister, Patricia Jackson of Battle Creek, MI; God brother, Judge Olly Neal, Jr. of Little Rock, AR; and a host of friends, relatives, including over 50 plus nieces and nephews.

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  • Visitation

    Location
    Bachman Hebble Funeral Service
    Address
    223 North Bedford Road
    BATTLE CREEK, MI 49037
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    Notes
    Due to the Governor Mandate of only allowing 10 people maximum for a funeral, memorial, or graveside/committal all services held will be private and not announced publicly. We thank you for your understanding and patience in these times.
  • Service

    Location
    Bachman Hebble Funeral Service
    Address
    223 North Bedford Road
    BATTLE CREEK, MI 49037
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    Notes
    Due to the Governor Mandate of only allowing 10 people maximum for a funeral, memorial, or graveside/committal all services held will be private and not announced publicly. We thank you for your understanding and patience in these times.
    Officiant
    Prophetess Dorinda Grant
  • Interment

    Location
    Fort Custer National Cemetery
    Address
    15501 West Dickman Road
    AUGUSTA, MI
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Dorinda Grant

Posted at 03:22pm
To the family of Mrs. Flora Lee May-Freeman,
Threefold Witness Ministries send our deepest condolence in your time of loss and grief. We know the Lord and Father can hold you close to His bosom, while keeping His right hand under you. He hears every drop of your tears that fall day and night when thinking about your loved one and He can have His angels//host to bottle every one of those tears of memory and void.
May He (Almighty God) who sits high and looks low in everything that concerns his children in challenging times walk the family through their sorrows, until each one reaches the other side in grace, in total peace and comfort, in Jesus Christ precious name and the power of His blood, Amen.

With deepest sympathy and love;

Prophetess/Teacher Dorinda Grant/ overseer of Threefold Witness Ministries
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Wanda Verlena Neal

Posted at 11:53pm
Rest in Love my dear Sister, Oh how sad I was that I could not be there for your Memorial Service. But I was there in spirit and was watching live from beginning to the end, thanks to your Pig feet’ eating Son, and my Son Melvin. Just maybe I will prepare your menu for him some day in the future.(Smile) it is my sincere prayers that your four Children will continue to show the love and care for each other as you have shown all of us. They were all told by me, that I am as close to each of them, as their nearest phone. I have loved you all of my life and will always Love you. RIP/RIL My Sister, My Flo❤️
Your Sister,
Wanda Verlena Neal
Pine Bluff, Arkansas

Deborah Maxwell

Posted at 09:39am
May the Lord be with family during this time of grieving! Know that She’s in the presents of our Lord and Savior! With no more pain or suffering . Respectfully submitted from Junious and Deborah Maxwell from Lansing, Illinois
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