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Ridout's Valley Chapel

1800 Oxmoor Road, Homewood, AL

OBITUARY

Gayle H. Edwards

28 January, 19408 January, 2020

Gayle Hastings Edwards

Gayle Hastings Edwards, a long-time resident of Birmingham, Alabama, passed away at the age of 79 on January, 8, 2020. Gayle lived a long and beautiful life surrounded by those that she loved. Some of her greatest joys came from traveling, dancing, reading books, being a member of the Seasoned Readers and her family who lovingly called her, "Gigi." She enjoyed a 20 year career with Nall Animal Hospital in Homewood, Alabama.

Gayle is preceded in death by her parents Hollis and Irine Hastings of Birmingham, Alabama. Gayle was lucky to find love twice in her life. She is preceded in death by her husband of over thirty years, Paul Ellis. Later in life, she married Noble Rainey Edwards, Jr, and they enjoyed their lives with one another for close to ten years before he passed away October 16, 2019. She is also preceded in death by her oldest daughter, Shirley Lee (Steve). She is survived by her three children - Jamie (David) West, David (Tara) Ellis and Daniel (Teri) Ellis. Gayle was so fortunate to have a big family. She is survived by fifteen grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren.

Gayle's celebration of life will be held on Sunday, January 12, 2020 at Ridout's Valley Chapel. Visitation will begin at 12:00 pm, and the service will begin at 1:00 pm. There will also be a graveside burial following the service. In lieu of flowers please consider donating to your favorite charity in her memory.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, 12 January , 2020
  • Funeral Service Sunday, 12 January , 2020

Memories

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Pat Wiggins

1 February 2020

Although Gayle and I (1st cousins) only lived in the same city when we were small, I always visited with her when I came to Birmingham. Her mother, Aunt Irene, was like a second mother to me. Although we didn't communicate very often, we knew in our hearts we loved each other. I am truly sorry to hear that she has passed. Pat Wiggins

Melissa Butler

10 January 2020

I am so grateful Gayle came into our lives and became part of our family. My dad (Noble) loved her dearly. She made him so very happy.
May God keep all of the family in the shelter of His wings during this time of remembrance.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY