Gayle Padgett

Born April 26, 1949
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Gayle Bailey Padgett

LEXINGTON - Gayle Bailey Padgett, 65, the wife of Larry W. Padgett, passed away Saturday, August 2, 2014 at Lexington Medical Center. Born in Lexington, SC, she was the daughter of the late Wilbur G. Bailey and Georgie Clark Bailey and granddaughter of Henry O. and Birdie Nates Clark of Chapin and John C. and Ella Gregory Bailey of Lexington. A graduate of Lexington High School, she received her bachelor’s degree from the University of South Carolina, and retired from the US Postal Service. She was a member of Red Bank United Methodist Church where she had served as organist, historian, and Sunday school teacher. She loved life, her family, her flowers, and especially being a grandmother to her three grandsons. She is survived by her husband, Larry W. Padgett of Lexington; mother, Georgie Clark Bailey of Lexington; daughter, Nancy Gayle Padgett of Bowman; son, Dr. Damon Bailey Padgett (Emily), and their sons, Palmer, Davis and Isaac, of Mt. Pleasant; sisters, Sandra Simons (Laverne) and Sheila Barrier (Bob) all of Lexington; and numerous nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm on Monday, August 4, 2014 at Caughman Harman Funeral Home, Lexington Chapel. The funeral service will be held at 2 pm on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at Red Bank United Methodist Church in Lexington with interment to follow in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Red Bank United Methodist Church, 2909 Old Barnwell Road, Lexington or the American Diabetes Association, 107 W. Park Blvd., Ste. 220, West Columbia, SC 29210.


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Kristie and Gene Joyner

August 5, 2014

Larry, Nancy, Damon, Bailey and Padgett families, We are so sorry to hear about Gayle. She was truly a wonderful person inside and out. I have fond memories of her playing the organ at RBUMC, her wit and jokes, her laughter and of course her beauty. I know you all have precious memories that will last your lifetime, but I do know the void this will leave within you forever. We pray that God will give you strength, peace and comfort for the days ahead. So sorry we could not make it to the visitation or funeral, but you were all are in our thoughts and in our hearts.

Paula Phillips Ash

August 5, 2014

As I was singing with our choir today at Red Bank United Methodist church at the celebration of the eternal healing of Gayle, I was remembering her beautiful smile and wonderful laugh. I was remembering her painstakingly teaching us (the choir) to sing Jesus, Joy Of Man's Desiring for us to sing at her wedding to Larry.... She was very giving and loving....and her indomitable spirit lives on through her children and grandchildren. Prayers for peace.

Ray & Sheryll Gill

August 5, 2014

Larry, Sheryll and I are so sorry to hear of Gayle's passing. We send our prayers to you and your family that your happy memories will carry you through this tough time. Although I only worked with Gayle for a short time it was a fun and we had some good times talking.

John Miles

August 5, 2014

Larry my prayers are with you. Gayle will be missed.

Gale Hunnicutt

August 5, 2014

So Sorry to hear of Gayle's passing! My prayers and thoughts are with you and all of your family. Gayle was always so friendly and I remember her sweet smile.

underclassman LHS

August 5, 2014

I was sorry to hear of the loss of Gayle.I pray that God's loving arms will help comfort the family during this time of sorrow.She lives on in your hearts through the legacy she left for you.One of love,faith,hope and joy.The greatest of which is Love.(1 John 4:19)God bless and Rest in Peace Gayle.

Jann Davis

August 4, 2014

Larry, my thoughts and prayers are with your entire family.

Carroll Roberts Dent

August 4, 2014

Larry, I have such wonderful high school memories that we shared together! She will be missed by so many. Please know that I am thinking of you and your family.

August 4, 2014

Offering my deepest condolences to the family. May prayer bring you God's peace. Philippians 4:6,7

Caffie Harmon Stricklin

August 4, 2014

Sorry to hear of Gayle's passing. Our Prayers are with all of you