Mrs. Jo Ann Bright May, age 81 of Hope, Arkansas, passed away Saturday August 31, 2019, in Texarkana, Texas. Jo Ann was born on March 6, 1938, in Prescott, Arkansas, to Brad and Sybil Stokes Bright. She was a member of Hope Church of Christ and dearly loved her passion to be a true southern cook. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband of 62 years Galen May, sisters, Mary Lou Lambert, Ruth Fincher, Louise Harrell and one brother Richard Clinton “Dick” Bright of whom she considered more of a father.
Left to cherish her memory are two daughters: Judy Sisson, husband Harley Jr. of Russellville, Arkansas, Lisa Gulick husband Steve of Hope, Arkansas, Five grandchildren: Courtney Mc Niel husband Eric of Hope, Arkansas, Kara Beth Burnett, husband Eric of Russellville, Arkansas, Natalie Wood, husband Wes of Weatherford, Texas, Cory Davis of Little Rock, Arkansas, Lauren Powers, husband Caleb of Dover, Arkansas, four great-grandchildren who were the loves of her life: Addison Gage Burnett, Colton Edward Wood, Trulee Elizabeth and Saylor Olivia McNeil, special longtime family friend Becky Lavender of Hope, Arkansas, two special nephews Scott and Blake Bright, a host relatives and friends.
Visitation will be 1:00 to 2:00pm on Tuesday September 3, 2019, at BRAZZEL/Oakcrest 1001 South Main Hope, Arkansas.
Funeral services will be 2:00pm on Tuesday September 3, 2019, at BRAZZEL/Oakcrest with Mr. Harley Sisson Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Memory Gardens Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of BRAZZEL/Oakcrest The Funeral Home of Hope, Eddie Brazzel Director. Online register: www.brazzelfuneralhomes.com