OBITUARY

Mary Beth Gafa

January 15, 1971January 3, 2019
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Mary Elizabeth Gafa Whitesides went to be with the Lord on January 3, 2019 at the age of 47. She is survived by her father Frank Gafa, brother Jason Gafa, sister in law Jennifer Gafa and their 5 children, two aunts Juanita Earnest and Fay Kastigar and uncle Lawrence and Gloria Hollie, and Al and Barbara Gafa. The funeral services will be held at Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens at 3700 N. Germantown Road on January 11 at 10:00 AM with visitation held one hour prior. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be offered to Ellendale Baptist Church "Kids Beach Club" or Mobility Worldwide-Memphis (a.k.a. P.E.T. - Memphis), P.O. Box 26, Ellendale, TN 38029.

  • FAMILY

  • Frank Gafa, Father
  • Jason Gafa, Brother
  • Jennifer Gafa, Sister-in-law
  • Juanita Earnest, Aunt
  • Fay Kastigar, Aunt
  • Lawrence Hollie (Gloria), Uncle
  • Al Gafa (Barbara), Uncle
  • She also leaves her brothers five (5) children.
  • DONATIONS

  • Ellendale Baptist Church "Kids Beach Club" or Mobility Worldwide-Memphis (a.k.a. P.E.T. - Memphis), P.O. Box 26, Ellendale, TN 38029

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Friday, January 11, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, January 11, 2019

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Interment
REMEMBERING

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Amy Walker

January 11, 2019

Today we said our goodbyes to you. It didn’t seem right us doing that. Me and Jo stood beside your casket with tears in our eyes telling you see you later and then I glance over at Jo and she is fixing your hair lol. You will always be my sister bestie for ever. You may be gone from this world but you will live on in everyone that you touched You was always the life of the party and I will cherish our friendship of 30 something years. Love you always BEFFFFF.

Terri Hudson

January 9, 2019

Bb, I am gonna miss you alot. We have known each other for 17 years. I'll always cherish our memories. All of our talks and everything. I know your flying high with the angels now . Rest in peace . I love you sweet angel. Love terri

Suzanne Melton

January 8, 2019

BB, I still can't believe you are gone and I will never see your beautiful face or hear your beautiful voice singing Karaoke again. I remember when I first met you about 15 years ago. Teresa started doing Karaoke at Mugs and you were front row center singing your heart out. That never changed. You were always there and always supportive. As time passed we became really good friends and I will miss you forever. Sing loud from Heaven so we can still hear you!!! Love you my sweet friend!

Jason Gafa

January 8, 2019

Beth,
It's so hard to see this obituary post. All the years of growing up together firmly planted in my mind and heart. Just a few days ago you were on top of the world hosting your Karaoke gig . You were so happy and my heart is broken that you are not going to walk in the door any minute. I am sorry that we argued over the phone when we were teenagers. If you were here, I would gladly give you the phone back and you can talk to any body you want for as long as you want. I just cant believe its real. My heart is hurting and I will miss you dearly.

I love you,
Jason

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Biography

Mary Elizabeth Gafa Whitesides went to be with the Lord on January 3, 2019 at the age of 47. She is survived by her father Frank Gafa, brother Jason Gafa, sister in law Jennifer Gafa and their 5 children, two aunts Juanita Earnest and Fay Kastigar and uncle Lawrence and Gloria Hollie, and Al and Barbara Gafa. The funeral services will be held at Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens at 3700 N. Germantown Road on January 11 at 10:00 AM with visitation held one hour prior. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be offered to Ellendale Baptist Church "Kids Beach Club" or Mobility Worldwide-Memphis (a.k.a. P.E.T. - Memphis), P.O. Box 26, Ellendale, TN 38029.