Pearlene Price Gay passed away on Tuesday at Wilmed Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. Ms. Gay, formerly of Albemarle, North Carolina has resided in Wilson for over 20 years spending her Golden Years with her Wilson family – children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren while traveling back and forth to be with her remaining Stanly County Family.
Graveside services will be conducted by Rev. Adam Hatley on Saturday at 1:00pm at Stanly Gardens of Memory in Albemarle, North Carolina. Ms. Gay will be laid to rest beside her husband, Guy Nathaniel Gay, Sr. who preceded her in passing December 13, 1979. The family will receive friends immediately following the graveside service. A reception will be hosted by the family for out of town guests and family.
She was born November 15, 1927 to Robert Wristen and Ophelia Mills Price and spent her formative years in Monroe, North Carolina. She is preceded in passing by all her siblings, Robert, Heath, Louise, Vennie and Myrtle and her son-in-law, Jimmy.
She is survived by her children, G. Nathaniel Gay, Jr. of Bath, NC, Brenda Gay Womble of Wilson, NC, Robert Bryan Gay of Wilson, NC and Lisa Gay Harris (Ben) of Albemarle, NC; her grandchildren, John Nathaniel Dean of Wilson, Natalie Jeanette Gay of Garner, Chelsea Lisa Harris of Locust, Brandon Bedford Harris of Wilmington, and Adam Edward Harris of Albemarle; her great-grandchildren, Samuel John Dean of Wilson, Sawyer Gray Dean of Wilson and Scarlett Elizabeth Dean of Wilson.
Mrs. Gay is also survived by her sisters-in-law, Ms. David Smith and Ms. William H. Gay of Monroe, NC; and numerous nieces and nephews and their families in Monroe, NC, Bennettsville, SC, Albemarle, NC, Fort Mill, SC and Savannah, GA.
Memorials are requested to Forest Hills Baptist Church Flower Ministry, 1407 Forest Mills Rd NW, Wilson NC 27896 or to a local Humane Society or SPCA of your choice.
“A mother holds her children’s hands for a little while, but their hearts forever.” ~ Unknown
Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Gay family and online condolences may be directed to www.shumate-faulk.com
Stanly Gardens of Memory
Saturday May 5th, 2018
2001 E. Main St.
Albemarle, NC 28001
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Although no words can help to ease the loss you bear, please accept my sympathy for your loss. Just know that your family will be close in every thought and prayer. May memories of Mrs. Gay and the love of family surround you and give you strength in the days ahead.
Submitted by Dominique C. Joseph on May 3 2018 01:09:31 AM
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Dominique C. Joseph lit a candle on May 3 2018 12:17:50 AM
Brenda, Don and I are so sorry. It is hard to lose your mother even though you know she is in a happy place now!
Submitted by Don and Mary Winslow on May 2 2018 10:05:46 PM
We are so sorry for your loss.
Submitted by Bobby Dickerson on May 2 2018 02:45:27 PM
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