Virginia P. (Frederick) May, 98

Virginia P. (Frederick) May, 98, passed into eternity Oct 22, 2014, at Vista Grande Villa Care Center in Jackson.  
Virginia was born April 25, 1916, in Jackson, the daughter of Edwin and Ethel Lloyd.
Virginia married Arthur Frederick on Nov. 25, 1938. They raised a family of four children, James, Brian, Marcia and Linda in Allegan where Virginia also taught math in the junior high school for more than 25 years.
Virginia was preceded in death by her son Brian in 1975, and husband Art in 1978. She married John May in 1980 and he preceded her in 1996.  
She will be lovingly remembered by her son James (Linda); daughters, Marcia in Chicago and Linda in Jackson; four grandchildren, James A. Frederick (Lorinda), Melissa Sabri (Sehbaz), Amanda Frechette (Michael) and Michael Frederick; and 13 great-grandchildren, Hannah Collins(Daniel), Elizabeth, Caleb, Sarah Sabri; Megan, Virginia Kate, James B. Frederick;  Lindsey, Gabriel, Abigail Frechette; Baxter, Gavin and Lanae Frederick.  
Virginia was a native of Jackson and graduated from JHS, JCC, EMU, and WMU. She loved golf and won the Jackson City Ladies Championship in 1932 and 1933 at 16 and 17 years old. She was also club champion at Ot-Well-Egan Country Club in Allegan on numerous occasions.
She was a thespian in college and later a community player in Allegan. She enjoyed cards and was an avid bridge player. She continued playing bridge and 65 with her friends at Vista Grande. She also enjoyed knitting and created hundreds of hats and mittens for school children in Jackson and doilies/dish cloths for her friends and family.  
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Michigan Cancer Society, Allegan Dollars for Scholars, Hospice Advantage or a charity of one's choice.
According to her wishes cremation has taken place.
A memorial service will be Saturday, Nov. 1, at 2 p.m. at Vista Grande Villa Grande Room, 2251 Springport Road, Jackson, MI. Pastor Edrye Maurer will officiate.  
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