January 3, 1952 – January 26, 2022
CAROLINA BEACH – Wanda Ann Gay, 70, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday. She was born in Wake County to the late Willard Henry Gay, Sr. and Peggy Scarboro Gay. She worked as a telephone operator for Southern Bell in which she retired. She will be fondly remembered as a loving and devoted sister and friend. She is predeceased by her maternal grandparents, Wallace & Ruby Scarboro, her paternal grandparents, William Ivan Sr. & Stancy Gay, and her brother-in-law, Ralph DeFino “Cricket”.
She is survived by her siblings, Gail Gay (special friend, Doug Batchelor) of Wendell, Savon Lynn (Marc) of Washington, NC, Mary Gay DeFino of Zebulon, Willard Henry “Will” Gay, Jr. (Neide) of Cary, a special cousin, Donna Horton of Wendell, and uncle, Reverend William Ivan Gay, Jr. (Ann).
The family wishes to express their gratitude to the staff of Transitions LifeCare.
Flowers are welcomed or memorial contributions may be made to the Historical Hephzibah Baptist Church or Transitions LifeCare.
A private graveside service will be held by the family. Arrangments with Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, 211 W. Third Street, Wendell, NC. www.stricklandfuneral.com