This week a family in our church entered into one of the darkest valleys anyone could face in life, the death of a child. I have had the difficult privilege of walking with this family through grief and pain I can hardly imagine. Below is the obituary I wrote and ask for your continued prayers for the May family as this journey continues.
Jackson Cooper May was born on July 29, 2010 to his "dada" and "mama," Bryan and Cortney May of Jackson, TN. He passed away on August 15, 2011 at 10:57 am at LeBonheur Children's Hospital in Memphis, TN.
Jackson will be remembered for his infectious smile and love for life. He was a joy to family, friends, and strangers alike. Known by those that loved him most as "Punkin-head," "Little man," "Booby Butt," and "That boy," Jackson made an indelible mark during his brief stay in this world. Jackson's legacy also includes the lives saved because of his "gifts" donated to children in need of life saving transplants. He was a true hero, even at the tender age of one. Jackson May will be missed by all, especially by those who experienced the joy of being a part of his life.
Jackson is survived by his parents, Bryan and Cortney May, and his grandparents, Paul and Kathy King, known as "grandaddy" and "grandmommy," and Harry and Paula May, known as "Digger" and "Lala." He is also survived by his aunts and uncles, Gentry & Jon Calvin, Patrick May, Kriste Park, Wes King, and Rana Brasher.
A memorial service will be held for Jackson on Saturday, August 20th at 11:00 a.m. at Highpoint Church, 6000 Briarcrest Avenue, in Memphis, TN. The family will begin receiving friends at 10:00 a.m.
Donations can be made in Jackson's honor benefiting the Children's Ministry of Highpoint Church in Memphis, TN
Mail checks to:
C/O The Jackson May Memorial Fund
6740 Reese Rd.
Memphis, TN 38133
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