Peggy Scarboro Gay

Peggy Scarboro Gay

Peggy Scarboro Gay
November 18, 1931 – April 28, 2017

WENDELL – Peggy Scarboro Gay, 85, went home to be with the Lord on Friday. She was born in Wake County to the late Wallace Alfonzo & Ruby Johnson Scarboro. She worked over 23 years at Square D and truly enjoyed it. Her children were her life. She loved trips with them and was protective of them. Peggy had collectibles which had special memories tied to each of them because they were times with her children. Peggy had a personal strong relationship with God and this was her guiding light. She was a member of Hephzibah Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by the father of her children, Willard Henry Gay, Sr., her son-in-law, Ralph “Cricket” DeFino, brothers, Harold & Wallace Scarboro, Jr.

She is survived by her children, Gail Gay of Wendell, Mary Gay DeFino of Zebulon, Savon Lynn (Marc) of Washington, NC, Wanda Gay of Carolina Beach, & Willard Henry “Will” Gay, Jr. (Niede) of Cary.

Funeral service 2 pm, Monday, Strickland Funeral Home Chapel, 211 W. Third St., Wendell with visitation from 1-2 prior to the service. Burial will follow at Hephzibah Baptist Church Cemetery.


  • marc lynn Posted April 30, 2017 11:46 pm

    we miss you already. matriarch of the gay family. love marc and savon

  • Marie Blanchard Posted May 1, 2017 12:39 pm

    Gail, Mary, Savon, Wanda, and Will,
    No words can describe how sorry I am for your loss.
    Marie Blanchard

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