Melissa Ann “Mitzi” May
Melissa Ann “Mitzi” May, 65, of Versailles passed away at 10:45am, Saturday, November 19, 2022 at the Margaret Mary Hospital in Batesville. She was born in Batesville on June 29, 1957, the daughter of Alfred and Jean O’Day Adkins. She was married to David May on July 10, 1976, and he preceded her in death on March 12, 2020. Survivors include one son Michael (Adrian Read) May of Coventry, England; one daughter Amber May of Versailles; her mother Mrs. Jean Adkins of Versailles; grandchildren Dylan, Michaela, and Mallory Brizius; four brothers Timmy Adkins of Madison, Teddy Adkins of Modesto, California, Pat Adkins of Akron, Ohio, and Tracy Adkins of Versailles. She was preceded in death by her father, her daughter Meghan, her sister Denise Goodpaster, her brothers Tom and Micheal Adkins, her nephew Garrett Goodpaster,and her sisters-in-law Velia and Normalene.
Mrs. May was a 1975 graduate of South Ripley High School. Mitzi was a long time employee of the NMLRA in Friendship and had retired from the Versailles State Park. She was typically the life of the party and was always happy if she could make people laugh. She also enjoyed time with her grandchildren and writing poetry. Mitzi was a member of the Tanglewood Baptist Church and the Versailles American Legion Auxiliary.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 26 at 10:30am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. Becky Pohle officiating. Visitation will be on Friday from 5pm to 7pm. Mitzi’s wishes were to be cremated and burial will follow at a later date in the Tanglewood Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the Versailles American Legion Auxiliary in care of the funeral home.