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Zilpha (Barth) May

September 30, 1939 ~ August 27, 2020 (age 80)


Zilpha L. May, 80, of Hurst, Texas passed away August 27, 2020. She is survived by her loving

husband of 64 years, Richard T. May, her four children Debbie Hood (Darrell), Donna Vasquez

(David), Diane Flores (Jorge), Thomas May, five grandchildren Nathan (Wendy), Jacob, Sarah,

Brennon, Austin, and great grandson Matthew.

She is also survived by her brothers Albert Krahn, Jr., Willie Krahn, and sisters Lillie Fowler,

Ethel Anderson and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her mother, Edna

Krahn and younger sister Eunice Frazier.

Zilpha was an amazing wife, mother and friend who accepted Jesus Christ as her savior. It was

her love of God, warm smile and friendly nature that are just a few of the things that will be

greatly missed by everyone who knew her. Her generosity and compassion seemed

never-ending as exemplified by the number of family members and friends she would open her

heart and home to.

As a woman of great faith and service, Zilpha often volunteered to help the church in many

different ways including running vacation bible schools, serving as a Sunday school teacher and

she was not afraid to bear ‘witness’ to at-risk youth in the local community. Some of her other

gifts we will cherish forever include her ability to write meaningful poems and hand paint

beautiful pictures of memorable places in her past.

Zilpha also spent time raising four children and volunteered as a treasurer in the PTA, held

numerous church positions including the pulpit committee and worked in the private sector at

different businesses including Solo Serve, and the Tarrant County Junior College Bookstore

until her retirement in 2006.

The family extends a special and heartfelt thank you to her amazing caregiver Elizabeth “Lizzie”

and asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be sent to Alzheimer’s Association, Meals on Wheels

or your favorite charitable organization or church.

Meals On Wheels, Inc. of Tarrant County

5740 Airport Freeway Fort Worth TX 76117 817-336-0912

Alzheimer’s Association – North Texas Chapter

Attn: Donation 2630 West Fwy #100 Fort Worth, TX 76102

Funeral services will be held at Forest Ridge Funeral Home and Bluebonnet Cemetery with a

schedule as follows: Viewing will be held at Forest Ridge Funeral Home on Saturday August 29th

from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Services will start at Forest Ridge Funeral Home on Monday, August 31  at 2:00 PM

Graveside service will followat Bluebonnet Cemetery 

No reception afterwards due to current health concerns

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Zilpha (Barth) May, please visit our floral store.


August 29, 2020

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Forest Ridge Funeral Home Memorial Park Chapel
8525 Mid Cities Blvd.
North Richland Hills, Texas 76182

Funeral Service
August 31, 2020

2:00 PM
Forest Ridge Funeral Home Memorial Park Chapel
8525 Mid Cities Blvd.
North Richland Hills, Texas 76182

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