Betty Jo (Anderson) May

March 20, 1941 ~ May 16, 2022 (age 81) 81 Years Old


Mrs. Betty Jo May, 81, of Swainsboro passed away Monday, May 16, 2022, at Fairview Park Hospital in Dublin following an extended illness.


Mrs. May was born March 20, 1941, in Swainsboro to Milton T. Anderson and Alma Peebles Anderson. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Angela Anderson. Mrs. May was a retired Court Reporter in the Middle Judicial Circuit. She was an excellent cook and loved yardwork, collecting antiques, and arts and crafts. Mrs. May enjoyed watching Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune. She looked forward to decorating for Christmas. Mrs. May was a member of the Agape Sunday School Class. She loved God, her husband, children, and grandchildren. Mrs. May was a member of the First Baptist Church of Swainsboro for 30+ years.


She is survived by her husband of 62 years, James H. “Buddy” May; sons, Jimmy May (Marvin Henry) and Jason May (Erin), all of Swainsboro; daughters, Julie Mercer (Marty) of Twin City, Alma Joanna May (Richard Peacock) of Adrian); grandchildren, Gabrielle Durden, Jessica Durden, Rebecca Durden, Justin Henry Riner, Evan May, and Izzy May.


Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, May 19, 2022, at First Baptist Church of Swainsboro with Dr. Bob Blakenship and Rev. Casey Shaw officiating.


Interment will follow in Eastbrook Cemetery & Mausoleum.


The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, 2022, at Chapman Funeral Home.


Pallbearers will be Donnie Garrett, Chucky Mason, Lance Williamson, Bobby Reeves, Bill McWhorter, Wade Johnson, Jody Ware, and Grey Thurman.


Honorary Pallbearers will be Shane Averett and Brian Mitchell.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Swainsboro.


Condolences may be expressed at


Chapman Funeral Home of Swainsboro is in charge of the arrangements for Mrs. Betty Jo May, 81, of Swainsboro.

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May 18, 2022

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Chapman Funeral Home GA
427 North Main Street
Swainsboro, GA 30401

May 19, 2022

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
First Baptist Church (Swainsboro)

May 19, 2022

12:00 PM
Eastbrook Cemetery and Mausoleum
1082 Hwy 80 East
Swainsboro, GA 30401


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