OBITUARY

Betsy Stephens Gay

February 14, 1930May 10, 2019

Betsy Stephens Gay, 89 of Wake County passed away on May 10, 2019.

Betsy was born on February 14, 1930, to the late Horace and Betty Stephens. She is preceded in death by brother Horace Stephens, Jr.

Betsy retired from the North Carolina Department of Revenue. Following her retirement, Betsy spent much of her time sewing, gardening and volunteering with the Dorcas Shop in Cary, NC.

She is survived by her brother, Frank Stephens, and her 5 children, Hank Gay (Cindy), Wanda Lamm (Ricky), Tony Gay (Debbie), Randy Gay (Kathy), and Andy Gay (Nichole), 10 grandchildren, Shannon Young, Julie DiPresso, Brandon Jeffries (Terri), Brian Jeffries (Tracie), Brooke O'Brien (Jim), Kevin Gay, Thomas Gay (Jackie), Randa Gay, Sydney Gay, Mason Gay and 10 great grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held at Apex Funeral Home, 550 W. Williams St. Apex, NC 27502 on Monday, May 13 at 11:00am, graveside service to follow at Apex Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made at to the Dorcas Shop at : https://dorcascary.org/donate-2/ or mail donations to: Dorcas Ministries at 187 High House Road, Cary, NC 27511.

  • FAMILY

  • She is survived by her brother, Frank Stephens, and her 5 children, Hank Gay (Cindy), Wanda Lamm (Ricky), Tony Gay (Debbie), Randy Gay (Kathy), and Andy Gay (Nichole), 10 grandchildren, Shannon Young, Julie DiPresso, Brandon Jeffries (Terri), Brian Jeffries (Tracie), Brooke O'Brien (Jim), Kevin Gay, Thomas Gay (Jackie), Randa Gay, Sydney Gay, Mason Gay and 10 great grandchildren.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Funeral Service Monday, May 13, 2019

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Graveside Service to Follow

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Howard Manning

May 15, 2019

We are so sad to hear of Ms. Betsy's transition. Ms. Betsy impacted so many people through her volunteer work at Dorcas Ministries. I am so fond of memories of her making quilts for anyone in need and her love for sewing machines. I enjoyed my visits with Ms. Betsy at Morningside and at Fuquay Varina. She and I shared the common value that success is not measured by the things you acquire but the lifes you touch.
Howard and Pamela
Manning and the Dorcas family

Mack Thompson

May 13, 2019

I want to send my support to all of you. Betsy was such a wonderful and talented woman, and
I have many good memories of her. She was so kind to her parents, caring for them for many
years. I remember some years ago when I was visiting someone at Morningside finding out
that Betsy was there. As I recall, I later visited her several times. You were fortunate to have her,
and you had her for many years. Sorry I could not attend the funeral. My wife is recuperating from surgery and she had a follow up appointment today and another one tomorrow.
You will continue to be in my prayers. --Mack Thompson

Debbie Watts

May 11, 2019

I only met you five years ago but my love & respect for you is so deep.
The stories I have been told about what a great mom & strong women you were from Tony makes me wish I would have met you years before. Maybe then I would have learned to sew and even ate squirrel. And got you to eat eggplant.
Thank you for allowing me to talk your ears off, take pictures all the time & fuss over you when I visited you with Tony.
It was truly my pleasure to be that “yankee voice “.
I Love you & will miss you deeply
Rest In Peace Ms Betsy
Heaven has another beautiful angel

Brooke OBrien

May 11, 2019

Grandma, what a hard working and talented women. Thank you for making all of my prom dress and mine and Julie’s Halloween costumes ...aka the pumpkin costumes . We will never forget the memories of using scraps to make nose warmers.
We know you are at peace and now can spend this with your parents . Please give hugs and kisses to all the other loved ones that you are now able to look over us .

We will miss your smiling face and will remember all the happy memories .

Thanks for all you have taught me.

Love your granddaughter Brooke

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY