Cover photo for Margaret Elaine Milton May's Obituary
Margaret Elaine Milton May Profile Photo
1932 Margaret Elaine Milton May 2024

Margaret Elaine Milton May

April 23, 1932 — January 19, 2024



HEADLAND… Margaret Elaine Milton May, a resident of the Headland, Alabama, passed away early Friday morning, January 19, 2024, at Westside Terrace Healthcare. She was 91.

Graveside services will be held 1:00 P.M. Thursday January 25, 2024, at Sunset Cemetery at Valparaiso, Florida. The family will receive friends from 2:30 until 4:00 P.M. Tuesday, January 23, 2023, at Wright Funeral Home and Crematory Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made Dementia Society of America, 188 N. Main Street, Doylestown, PA 18901, ; or Children’s Diabetes Foundation, 3025 S Parker Road, Aurora, CO 80014, .

Margaret was born in Crenshaw County, Alabama in 1932 to the late Phillip E. and Velma Walker Milton. She married Wilbur Glenn May on December 23, 1950, and had their first child Glenda. In 1954, Glenn finished his bachelor’s degree at Troy State College, and they moved to Hampton, Virginia. While in Virginia, Margaret gave birth to their second child, Timothy. The family then moved to Florida, where Glenn began his work as a civil servant with the U. S Air Force Mathematics Laboratory at Eglin Air Force Base. Margaret gave birth to their third child, Stephen, in Valparaiso, Florida. In 1977, Margaret and Glenn moved to Prattville, Alabama where they lived for ten years before returning to their home in Valparaiso, Florida. Throughout the years, Margaret dedicated herself to her marriage, raising their three children and to her church, First Baptist Church of Valparaiso, Florida, where she remains a member to this day. She worked tirelessly to create a wholesome environment for her family and instilled loyalty, compassion, and resilience, all traits her children and grandchildren still live by.

In addition to her parents, Margaret is preceded in death by the love of her life of 60+ years, Wilbur Glenn May; her brothers, James Allen Milton, and Phillip Lloyd Milton; and her granddaughter Hannah Noelle May.

Margaret is survived by her children, Glenda Hegland (Scott), Timothy May (Meg), and Stephen May; her grandchildren Chris Hegland and Heather Johnson (Matt); her great-grandchildren, Riley Kate and Allie Claire; her sisters-in-law, Gloria Sanders and Sandra Milton; and as well as her numerous cousins, nieces and nephews of the Milton and May families.


Phone 334-6WE-CARE (693-2273)

…Celebrating a life, one family at a time…

Our establishment DOES OWN AND OPERATE ITS OWN CREMATORY, so your loved one never has to leave our care.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Margaret Elaine Milton May, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services


Tuesday, January 23, 2024

2:30 - 4:00 pm (Central time)

Wright Funeral Home and Crematory

15579 US Hwy 431 South, Headland, AL 36345

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Graveside Service

Thursday, January 25, 2024

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 539

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree