Mays to serve as Angie MLK parade royalty

Published 12:05 am Friday, January 12, 2018

The Concerned Citizens will be holding their 14th annual Black History Celebration parade, in honor of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., on Saturday at 1 p.m. The parade was previously announced as scheduled for noon, but due to a funeral it is being moved to 1 p.m.
The parade will begin at the former Angie Jr. High School and will end at Wesley Ray Elementary School with a culminating program, refreshments and activities for all ages to enjoy.
This year, the king and queen of the parade will be Kelvin D. May and Jamie Lynn May.
Kelvin D. May is the son of the late Elvin May Sr. and the late Barbara Barnes May. He is married to his high school sweetheart, the former Jamie Lynn Weary. Together, they have one son, Jameson Hamilton May.
After graduating from Varnado High School in 1995, May attended Southeastern Louisiana University, where he obtained a degree in Political Science in the fall of 2000. He went on to further his education at Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge, where he obtained his Juris Doctor’s degree in May of 2006.
May is an active member of Mary’s Chapel United Methodist Church. He is also an active member in the community, where he serves in the Washington Parish Men’s Club, on the Washington Parish Democratic Executive Committee, and he is a board member of Bogalusa’s Little League Baseball. He is also a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, Louisiana Association of Justice, American Bar Association, American Association of Justice, and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity.
May’s hobbies include reading, coaching baseball or football, serving others, political activism and spending time with his wife.
May said that his motto is, “No life is important, except for the impact it has on others.”
Jamie Lynn May is the daughter of the late James S. Weary and Alfreda (Burnell) Weary. Her godparents are the late Harvey Jefferson Sr. and Joannie Jefferson. She is the maternal granddaughter of Evie Fields and the late Will Thomas. May is the paternal granddaughter of James and Della P. Weary.
After graduating from Varnado High School in 1998, May attended Southeastern Louisiana University, where she obtained a bachelor’s degree in History in the spring of 2003. She went on to further her education at Southern University in Baton Rouge, where she obtained a master’s degree in History in May of 2006.
May is an active member of Mary’s Chapel United Methodist Church. She is also the founder of a high school sorority, Upsilon Lambda Mu. She is also an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.
May said that her hobbies include reading, working with young girls, shopping, serving others, and spending time with her husband and son.
May said that her motto is, “When people show you who they are, believe them.”