Gay Lynn Williams

Jan 23rd, 1957 - Mar 20th, 2017
Gay Lynn Williams

Marion- Gay L. Williams, 60, of Marion, passed away at 10:51 PM, Monday, March 20, 2017 at Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion.

Gay was born on January 23, 1957 in Johnston City to Robert and Esther (Eberhardt) Williams.

She worked for many years as a clerk at Dollar General.

She enjoyed playing bingo, walking her dog and talking with her friends.  Her greatest pleasure was spending time coloring with her grandchildren.  She was a good cook and her boys loved her spaghetti, breakfast burritos, and biscuit and gravy casserole.  She also enjoyed watching her soaps, especially General Hospital.

Survivors include-

Son- Daniel Williams and Laura Groves of Herrin

Son- Jesse Quertermous and Amelia Casey of Anna

4 grandchildren

Sister- Zola Van and husband Jack of Herrin

Sister- Joy Kee of Marion

Beloved Pomeranian- “Rammey”

She was preceded in death by her parents and former husband- Bobby Quertermous.

Her wish was to be cremated.  A private family memorial service will be held at a later date at a place that was special to her like Garden of the Gods.  Blue Funeral Home in Marion assisted the family with memorial arrangements.

For more information or to sign the memorial guest register, please visit www.bluefuneralhome.com.

10 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Gayle Kee

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    Date: March 21, 2017

    I am so sorry to hear of Gays passing. She was a special lady and she will be missed. Know how she loved those grandbabies. She talked to me about them often and how much she enjoyed them being with her. She will be watching down upon them and watching them grow.

  • Guest: Shana Ganow

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    Date: March 21, 2017

    Omg! Ms. GAY I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU AND I WILL NEVER FORGET BREAKFAST BURRITOS AND OUR TALKS ABOUT LIFE. REST IN PEACE LOVELY LADY!!

  • Guest: Jean Giacomelli Pierce

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    Date: March 22, 2017

    So sorry to hear of your sister Joy’s passing. I remember her well from the Milk Store. Thinking of you all during this difficult time……

  • Guest: Anne Eberhardt

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    Date: March 23, 2017

    John and I were so sorry to find out about Gay’s passing. Lynn and I had so much fun with her during our high school years. Many good memories.

  • Guest: Lynn

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    Date: March 23, 2017

    Very sorry to hear about Gay. Many good times in high school. RIP Gay. Prayers for her family.

  • Guest: Betty Roberts Jacobs

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    Date: March 23, 2017

    Zola & Joy, I just heard about Gay. I am so very sorry for your loss. I enjoyed babysitting for you kids. My prayers go to Gays children & to You both. May the Lord be with you all.

  • Guest: David W. Jent

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    Date: March 23, 2017

    Daniel, Jesse, Zola, Joy and families:

    So sorry to hear about your mothers passage into eternity. I had not seen Gay in several years; however, that does not deter the connection of being family. When our grandmother was living, Gay was there to check on her, aggravate her, and to give her something or someone to talk over the phone with for hours typically.

    The one thing I do recall, is the joy that she had for the two young men in her life, Daniel and Jesse. If nothing more, the sheer joy that you both brought to her life was well represented by her love, affection, nurturing and discipline during your days of youth. Having not seen either of you since you were young children, I have a fond sense of hearing Gay speak of you both whether directly or through our grandmother Helen Jent.

    I pray for you and your families during this time of transition in your lives. Hold the memories close, and they will allow any sense of loss heal with time. Zola and Joy, may God Bless you both, strengthen your hearts and allow you both the opportunity to reflect on those memories of having been sisters and family. Love Knows No Distance, The Love Within Ones Heart Is No Different Then Between Our Earthly Realm And That Of Our Eternity! God Bless You All.

  • Guest: Christina Lambert

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    Date: March 24, 2017

    I want to send condolences to Daniel and Jessie. She was amazing person and I am glad I got to be best friends with her for the last 17years. I love and miss you sis

  • Guest: Kristi Pulliam

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    Date: March 24, 2017

    I remember Gay and Joy growing up. I am sad to hear of her passing. I know her family will miss her greatly. God bless you all!

  • Guest: Carol Eisenmann Bernard

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    Date: March 27, 2017

    Gay was my cousin. I have not seen her in years. I pray for her family and all those who loved her.

    Our lives are like a vapor – here today and gone tomorrow. Take time to smell roses. And do all you can to love while still possible.

    Rest in peace, Gay ~