Pat H. Foley & Company

1200 West 34th Street, Houston, TX


Aileen V. May

December 29, 1921June 14, 2020

Aileen May Sparks died peacefully on June 14th, 2020 in Houston, Texas at the age of 98. She was born December 29, 1921, in Little Falls, Minnesota to Elizabeth and Christian Virnig.

Aileen loved to serve others: her family, friends, church and community. Her many talents included sewing, quilting and knitting. She loved to travel, play golf, card and board games. Her volunteer work included Houston Hospice, Northwest ministries, and teaching English Second Language classes.

She is survived by daughter Nancy Hurst and husband Randy, son Steven May, grandchildren Vincent and wife Ronda Biondillo, Michael Biondillo, Phillip Biondillo, Gina Biondillo Fontenot and husband Eric, Stephanie May Villareal and husband Michael, and Valerie May Pewitz and husband Ryan, and great-grandchildren David Biondillo, Brooks Fontenot, Case Fontenot, Chase Villareal, Anistyn Pewitz, Bowen Pewitz, all of Houston, and half-sister Gay Wilkins of Apple Valley, CA. Aileen is preceded in death by her parents, 5 siblings and deceased husbands, David D. May, Frank H. Sparks and Albert J. Turk.

lieu of flowers, remembrances may be sent to Houston Hospice, 1905 Holcombe Blvd., Houston, TX 77030.


  • Visitation

    Monday, June 22, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, June 23, 2020

  • Committal Service

    Tuesday, June 23, 2020


Aileen V. May

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June 27, 2020

Prayers for you in the loss of your Mother. When a Mom gets her "wings" to fly to heaven she leaves an empty space in our hearts. Nothing else will fill that space but it does get smaller over time. I always remember your mom as being one of the sweetest MOM's around....in High School and at Unle Tom's and Aunt Sally's.
May God send His extra Angels to help carry you through this time
of sorrow.

Betty (Kaderka) Will

June 21, 2020

I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. The family is in my prayers. No matter the circumstance, no matter the age, losing a mother is extremely difficult. Now you will rely on all of the wonderful memories.

Cathy Tiemann

June 17, 2020

My sincere sympathy on the passing of Aileen. She was one of our ESL tutors at Advent Lutheran Church and she and I had great times with our awesome students. She and I actually took one of our students to the circus!!! I also remember her "non-birthdays"!
Aileen will always bring a smile to my face when I think of her. My life is enriched by having her as my friend. Prayers and love to all her loved ones, you can be so proud to share her DNA!!!