OBITUARY

Michael Rigsby Gay

December 20, 1951September 12, 2018

Michael “Mike” Rigsby Gay, 66, of Macon passed away in his home Wednesday, September 12, 2018. A celebration of his life will be held Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 10:00 am in the Mausoleum Chapel of Macon Memorial Park Cemetery with Jerrell Payton officiating. Burial will be at 3:00 pm in Pinecrest Memory Gardens in Pelham, Georgia. Flowers are accepted or donations may be made to the National Wildlife Federation, www.nwf.org.

Mike was born in Camilla, Georgia to Margaret Huey Bracewell and the late Thomas Rigsby Gay. He was a 1970 graduate of Lanier High School and remained a booster his whole life. Mike was a member of Christ Chapel, an avid reader and outdoorsman, and especially loved hunting. He was a loving father, grandfather, brother and friend, who never met a stranger.

In addition to his mother, survivors include his daughters, Jennifer (Justin) Gay Harbeson and Ashley (Matthew) Gay Woodhouse; grandchildren, Avery and Sadie Harbeson and Lena and Thomas Woodhouse; siblings, Tami (Tommy) Booth and Kelly Lewis; nieces and nephews, Zachery Whigham and Grace Ann Morris, Josh (Joy) Booth, Katie (Rob) Ferguson, and their children; aunt, Betty Ann Brinkley; and beloved dog, Sir Quigley.

Visit www.maconmp.com to express condolences. Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

  • FAMILY

  • In addition to his mother, survivors include his daughters, Jennifer (Justin) Gay Harbeson and Ashley (Matthew) Gay Woodhouse; grandchildren, Avery and Sadie Harbeson and Lena and Thomas Woodhouse; siblings, Tami (Tommy) Booth and Kelly Lewis; nieces and nephews, Zachery Whigham and Grace Ann Morris, Josh (Joy) Booth, Katie (Rob) Ferguson, and their children; aunt, Betty Ann Brinkley; and beloved dog, Sir Quigley.

Services

  • Celebration of Life Saturday, September 15, 2018
  • Burial Saturday, September 15, 2018
REMEMBERING

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Jeff Beasley

September 17, 2018

Mike and I met at college and developed an ongoing friendship. We hunted and trapped together that year. Some months afterward we reunited for my wedding. Over the years we lost contact until four years ago when he stopped by my house. We started talking as if we had been with each other all the time. I looked forward to our telephone conversations. He always had me laughing about some hunt he had been on or a saltwater fishing trip with some business folks
My sincere condolences to each. He was loved and greatly missed.

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Biography

Michael “Mike” Rigsby Gay, 66, of Macon passed away in his home Wednesday, September 12, 2018. A celebration of his life will be held Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 10:00 am in the Mausoleum Chapel of Macon Memorial Park Cemetery with Jerrell Payton officiating. Burial will be at 3:00 pm in Pinecrest Memory Gardens in Pelham, Georgia. Flowers are accepted or donations may be made to the National Wildlife Federation, www.nwf.org.

Mike was born in Camilla, Georgia to Margaret Huey Bracewell and the late Thomas Rigsby Gay. He was a 1970 graduate of Lanier High School and remained a booster his whole life. Mike was a member of Christ Chapel, an avid reader and outdoorsman, and especially loved hunting. He was a loving father, grandfather, brother and friend, who never met a stranger.

In addition to his mother, survivors include his daughters, Jennifer (Justin) Gay Harbeson and Ashley (Matthew) Gay Woodhouse; grandchildren, Avery and Sadie Harbeson and Lena and Thomas Woodhouse; siblings, Tami (Tommy) Booth and Kelly Lewis; nieces and nephews, Zachery Whigham and Grace Ann Morris, Josh (Joy) Booth, Katie (Rob) Ferguson, and their children; aunt, Betty Ann Brinkley; and beloved dog, Sir Quigley.

Visit www.maconmp.com to express condolences.
Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.