Susanna Maria May, 44, of Lees Summit, passed away on the evening of August 16th 2021, at St. Lukes on the Plaza. She was born January 22nd, 1977 in Kansas City, MO.
Susanna graduated from O’Hara High School as a member of the Class of 1995. On June 16, 2001 she was united in marriage to Brooks May of Peculiar, Missouri. They began their union residing in Greenwood, Missouri and later moving into Lees Summit, Missouri. Susanna was a beam of light and energy for all of those lucky enough to have known her. Susanna had a warm smile and sparkling eyes that comforted those around her. She was the favorite: Parent, Sister, Sister-in-Law, Aunt, Friend, Co-worker and any other group that she was a part of. In early December of 2020, Susanna was diagnosed with Stage 4 Renal Cell Carcinoma. Susanna was strong both mentally and physically and took to fighting this aggressive disease on day one of diagnosis and continued every day after. With incredible strength she hid the pain from those around her and masked it with a smile and her quick wits. Susanna had an army of support from the Parish and beyond that brought peace to her and hope and faith to many people near and far. Susanna was a loving wife, a model mother, an exceptional sister, and a faithful friend.
Susanna was preceded in death by her parents, Lawrence and Ana Maria Wernsman, and her infant sister, Elizabeth.
She is survived by her husband Brooks May and their four children Preston (17), Landon (14), Braydon (13), and Brooklyn (10). She is also survived by her seven siblings, Patricia (Steve) Spilker, Robert (Luci) Wernsman, Jackie (Pat) Murphy, Yvonne (David) Miguel, Edward (Julie) Wernsman, Karen (Kris) Poletis, Mark (Jenn) Wernsman; and 18 nephews and nieces.
Funeral Services till be held Monday, August 23 at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of the Presentation Church. There will be a Visitation Sunday, August 22 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Our Lady of the Presentation.
In lieu of flowers a memorial donation can be made by check made payable to the Susanna May Memorial Fund and mailed to 912 SW Summit Falls Drive, Lee’s Summit, MO 64081. Donations can also be made at any US Bank branch location, or you are able to donate via Venmo using @Susanna-May-Memorial-Fund. The fund will offer support to her four children’s educational needs.
Arrangements by Langsford Funeral Home, 115 SW 3rd, Lee’s Summit, MO 64063
Lee's Summit, MO 64081
Lee's Summit, MO 64081