March 17, 1907 ~ January 10, 2005
Born to parents John and Emelia Faia of Palermo, Italy, May Coyne was born ''Maria Faia'' in New Orleans, LA on St. Patrick's Day in 1907. When her mother died, she started raising her siblings at 16, and followed her father and older brother with the family when they moved to California eight years later. Her love of holiday themes continued when she married her pre-deceased husband, Jim on Valentine's Day in the early forties. They lived in San Diego county. As a resident of Torrance for twenty years, she was recognized as ''Aunt May'' by all who knew and loved her. Left of her siblings (Joseph, Frances, Salvador, Amelia and William) is her brother, John, Jr. and along with eight nephews, two nieces, and their families. Aunt May's ''loves'': children-lost daughter Jane Ana at over three years old Sept. 11, 1948;...at 16 cared for her siblings; being born on St. Patrick's Day-Green her favorite color and Irish her favorite husband (Jim); (Mark 9:37, Matthew 19:14, Matthew 18:3) independence-a free spirit and very active into her 90's; always wanting to serve-(''what can I do to help''...) very hospitable hostess to everyone-for family-for her husband's business; (Revelation 14:13) to travel-whenever and however often as possible-i.e. from New York to New Orleans (Mardi Gras); Las Vegas to Chicago,..visiting family all over California to lake fishing.
(1Thess. 4:13-17) No more: pain and suffering-aching right leg...(for one so active all her life); (Revelation 21:4), frustration over physical limitations using restrictive walkers or wheelchair; (Romans 8:11) dependence on medications three times a day, walking aids, and care assistance; (Romans 8:23), high blood pressure, anxiety, and worry over time's ravishing her body and confusing her mind; special diet for borderline diabetes...(for one who loved desserts to the fullest); Doctor's appointments, hospitals, or re-hab facilities... Little Aunt May stepped out free of this troubled world on that January 10th sunset to enter into Eternity's Day...she arrived HOME. Family, friends, and neighbors will gather for a service to be held January 21st at 11:00am at Rice Mortuary at 5310 Torrance Blvd in Torrance with interment to follow at Holy Cross in Culver City. While mourning their loss, they will also celebrate her liberation from physical infirmities to enter the peace, comfort, and joy at HOME at last. (John 6:39-40; 5:28-29; 14:1-4.6; 17:24). HOME, safe with her loved ones of friends, family and neighbors who preceded her. Home with the growing treasure of souls who are eternally One in the Holy Spirit with those who accepted the gift of the Saviour in their lifetimes...the gift of His life given for us, so that we might have an eternal relationship with Him in glory...Home in His Kingdom, with our Lord and blessed Savior...the Source of Life...the Son of GOD..Jesus the Christ. (Philippians
1:21;2 Timothy 4:6-8; 1 Corinthians 15:35, 51-57) ''Do not marvel at this; for the hour is coming in which all who are in the graves will hear His voice and come forth-- those who have done good, to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil, to the resurrection of condemnation.''... ...''And this is the Father's will which has sent Me, that of all which He has given Me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day. And this is the will of Him that sent Me, that every one which sees the Son, and believes on Him, may have everlasting life; and I will raise him up at the last day.'' ''Let not your heart be troubled: you believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there you may be also. And whither I go you know, and the way you know.'' ... ...''Jesus said unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man comes unto the Father, but by Me.'' -John 5:28-29; John 6:39-40; John 14:1-4,6-(Jesus'
Promise to us...)In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to any charity that focuses on her love for children, like St. Judes, World Vision, or either Mother's Home in Long Beach (''His Nesting Place'' or ''New Life Beginnings''). Father, I desire that they also whom You gave Me may be with Me where I am, that they may behold My glory which You have given Me; for You loved Me before the foundation of the world.''-John 17:24-(Jesus' Prayer for us...)
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