OBITUARY

Gina Penner Shay

September 2, 1961April 3, 2021
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Gina Penner Shay of Madison and formerly of Pearl passed from this life on Saturday, April 3, 2021. She was 59.

She was born September 2, 1961, in Hinds County, Mississippi, a daughter of the late Paul and Dorothy Penner.

Gina was a strong Christian woman and a member of Eastside Baptist Church in Pearl. Easter was always one of her favorite holidays, not only for the resurrection of her Savior Jesus Christ, but also because her eldest daughter was born on Easter Sunday, so it only seems fitting that she was called Home on Easter weekend. She had a servant’s heart and made multiple sacrifices to put her family’s needs and desires before her own. Her greatest joy in life was her family. Whether it be holiday celebrations or impromptu get-togethers, Gina was happiest when spending time with those she loved. She adored her children and grandchildren and her life revolved around them. Anyone who knew her knows in her free time she enjoyed her diet cokes, tending to her flower pots and pets.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her brother, Olan Penner.

Survivors include husband, Donald Shay; daughters, Brandi Davis, Kayla Davis, and Tara King and husband Bryan; step-son, Michael Shay and wife Leanna; and grandchildren, Tyler Davis, Blaire Massey, Katy Grace King, Madison King, Allie Shay and Emmy Shay. Sister-in-law, Catherine Penner of Texas, Niece, Monica Bronson and family of Arkansas

“And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” ‭‭Philippians‬ ‭4:7‬ ‭NIV‬‬

The family will receive friends from 11:00am until 1:00pm, Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home in Pearl. Funeral services will follow at 1:00pm in the funeral home chapel with interment in Floral Hills Memory Gardens.

Due to her love of her grandchildren, In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children at www.umc.edu/donate-childrens.

  • FAMILY

  • Donald Shay, Husband
  • Brandi Davis, Daughter
  • Kayla Davis, Daughter
  • Tara King, Daughter
  • Michael Shay, Step-Son
  • Grandchildren: Tyler, Blaire, Katy Grace, Madison, Allie & Emmy; sister-in-law, Catherine Penner; and niece, Monica Bronson

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Memories

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Mellissa Dearing

April 11, 2021

To the family,

I was so sad to hear of Gina’s passing!!
Gina was a good friend and I enjoyed working with her many years ago!
I know that she loved her girls and her family!! Sending you both love and prayers during this time!

Love
Mellissa

Virginia Whitfield

April 6, 2021

To my dear friend , Gina, I will truly miss you. It’s hard to believe you are gone, knowing we will never have the opportunity to speak again ~ sharing our many years of memories. Wonderful memories, I will forever treasure as my heart aches your loss. You are forever in my heart and I pray for the healing hands of God to touch your family as they mourn your loss. You were a wonderful true friend what I will remember for ever and ever. Love you. Virginia

Amanda West

April 5, 2021

Gina always welcomed me when I would visit with Monica. She was so funny. She was so proud of her her girls and grandchildren.
I will miss her dearly.

Terry Walter

April 4, 2021

The pastor, wife and members of the Live Oak Church of God in Christ family sends their prayers and condolences to the family of Sister Gina Shay. Please know that earth has no sorrow or pain that Heaven cannot heal. Monica, you have prayer warriors in Texas praying for you and your family. GOD BLESS YOU!
Rev. Terry L. Walter Sr.
Pastor-Live Oak Church of God in Christ
Bon Wier, Texas

Michelle Phillips

April 4, 2021

I will always carry with me so many memories of good times, funny times and sad times Gina and I shared together. Heaven received an angel full of a brilliant light of love that will shine on us all as we go through our lives now without Gina in our lives as a friend, as a mother and as a wife. I loved my friend so very much. Her family is hurting but should remain strong and dignified as Gina always exemplified in the way she lived her life.

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