City of Oaks Funeral Home & Cremation

Obituary
Michael Clyde May

Youngsville, North Carolina

Age 72.
Died 06/13/2022.

Michael Clyde May
Our loving father and brother, Michael fell asleep in death at the Franklin Oaks Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center in Louisburg, North Carolina on June 13, 2022.
He was 72 years old.
Mike was the oldest of four children born to George and Edith May.
He was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina on October 15, 1949.
He was preceded in death by his father George Clyde May (1998) and his mother Edith Natalie May (2014).
He is survived by his only son Michael Clayton May(Texas) and his fiancée, Sarafina and Mike's three younger siblings: Kathleen Edith Murphy (Florida), Jesse Anthony May (North Carolina) and George Craig May (North Carolina) and his wife Kim May as well as several nieces and nephews.
For many years, Mike ran an upholstery shop called Modern Upholstery on Main Street in Youngsville, North Carolina and was very good at his trade. He even spent time teaching his son Michael Clayton, who also does upholstery work now.
Due to a terrible accident in December of 2019, Mike took up residence at the Franklin Oaks Nursing Home and took his last breath there in the company of his loving brothers Jesse and George.

Knowing Michael is in God's memory can bring comfort to our family because of what God's Word says at Revelation 21:4 "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away."
The bible also promises at John 5:28, 29 Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out,
We can look forward to seeing Mike again in perfect health on paradise earth where we can all live forever in perfect happiness.
Psalms 37:29

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City of Oaks Cremation and Funeral Home is a full-service funeral home in Raleigh, serving all of North Carolina and beyond. We provide an affordable alternative to costly funeral homes and every day we help families in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and all over North Carolina make simple, affordable funeral arrangements.

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Apples to Apples

Just like all other licensed funeral homes in North Carolina, City of Oaks Cremation, LLC is regulated by the NC Board of Funeral Service.


The same laws that apply to the big corporate funeral homes also apply to the modest independently owned firms like ours. All crematories in North Carolina, regardless of who owns them, are inspected annually by the state and must adhere to the same rules and laws.

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Our staff will provide clear communication to your family through each step as we move forward from the original phone call notifying us of a death to the time we deliver the urn back to your family. We will treat your family with the utmost respect, as we honor the wishes of your loved one.


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Our Funeral Home is located in Wake County NC; however, we provide our services to families throughout the entire State.


Unlike other funeral homes, we don't charge an additional mileage fee. Regardless of what county you live in, we can help your family with making simple, affordable funeral arrangements. From Asheville to Wilmington, we're proud to help families statewide.

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Direct Cremation

$1196.75

Nobody likes surprise costs added in at the last minute. We guarantee you will not find any hidden charges here. We include everything you need for a simple or direct cremation. Simple, affordable and reliable. We have not changed the cost of our direct cremation service since we opened City of Oaks in 2012.

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City of Oaks Funeral Home and Cremation provides an affordable cremation option with onsite visitation. Nobody likes surprise costs added in at the last minute. We guarantee you will not find any hidden charges here. Simple, affordable and reliable.

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Immediate Burial

$2497.50

An immediate burial has the same end result as a traditional burial; however, we have eliminated the extra (sometimes unnecessary) services prior to getting to the cemetery. Not everyone wants an open casket for viewing or a limousine for the family. Despite the term immediate, we can move as fast as you need or as slow as you like. This option simply allows you to save money by eliminating some of the fancy extras at the funeral home.

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Traditional Funeral

$5428.14

We offer the same traditional funeral services as the big corporately owned funeral homes in the area; however, we cost about half the amount. You might consider a traditional funeral service if your family is looking for an open casket visitation, a traditional church service or a funeral service in the funeral home's chapel. A traditional funeral service can be altered to fit the needs of your family.

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$3033.75

This establishment is one of a select number of funeral homes who meet the criteria for providing green funeral service by the Green Burial Council; a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization working to encourage environmentally sustainability in the field of funeral service. Our Green options allow for a funeral to take place without the use of toxic and non-biodegradable materials/chemicals.

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