Joyce Ellis May

Joyce Ellis May of Wallkill, a resident for 63 years, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family. She was 83.

The daughter of the late Charles H. Ellis and Evelyn Ayers Ellis, she was born at home in Clintondale, NY on May 04, 1936.

She was a bus driver for Thomas K. Wilson & Wallkill School District and worked in the Middle School Cafeteria and was also a nurse at Ostrander Elementary School until her retirement in 1996. Joyce enjoyed knitting with the ladies in the Wallkill Library, going to Penny Socials, and Yard Sales. Joyce participated in the Hokey Pokey on the Walkway over the Hudson to set a World Record.

She is survived by son, John R. May, Jr. and his wife Amy of Wallkill, NY;

son, Jeffrey C. May and his wife Cathy of Plattekill, NY; daughter, Jeryl May of Middletown, NY; sisters Beverly Ellis of Crystal River, FL and Marlynn Birch of Salt Lake City, Utah. Also 7 Grandchildren: Michael, Matt, Bradford, Danny, Sasha, Erin & Taylor; 4 Great Grandchildren, 1 great-great granddaughter, many nieces and nephews, and a great family friend Kayla Iseldyke

She was predeceased by her husband, John R. May, Sr., brother, Irving C. Ellis & sister, Lorane Lasher Wood.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, July 20, 2019, 11:00 AM at the Wallkill Reformed Church, 45 Bridge St., Wallkill, NY 12589.

In Lieu of flowers it is requested that donations be made to Wallkill Reformed Church, PO Box 54, Wallkill, NY, Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, 800 Stony Brook Court Newburgh, NY 12550, or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.

Arrangements were made by Millspaugh Funeral Directors.  For directions or condolences please visit millspaughfuneralhome.com.

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