Maria Jo Gay

August 31, 1958April 13, 2018

Maria Jo Gay passed away unexpectedly on April 13, 2018. Loving mother of James Gay, Matthew Gay, and Mika Washington. Beloved grandmother of Paige, James, Makayla, Mya, Chase, Reagan, Ashton, Nolan, Bryson, Payton, Raylyn, Ava, and Ryan. Dear sister of Maurice Gay and Jerry Gay. Maria was predeceased by her parents Dunbar and Alice.

Maria earned her Masters Degree in Social Work from Wayne State University. She worked as a counselor and teacher in the Pontiac and Ferndale School Districts.

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.


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Angela Moery

November 26, 2018

I had classes at OCC with Maria. She was in all my projects and groups. We clicked right away. She was amazing and I thought the world of her. She brought joy to everyone around her. Heaven had a great party when she arrived. Love u girlie! See ya one of these days!

Felicia French

April 21, 2018

I knew Maria from Pontiac Northern and from the neighborhood. Always pleasant, with a smile on her face. My deepest condolences to her family and friends.

Sante Lucas and Family

April 20, 2018

To Scooby, Mika, Matt, and the rest of the family..... Our deepest sympathy and condolences to you all during this time. May God comfort, heal, and strengthen your mind, body, and soul. Maria will truly be missed 🙏🙏💖

Faye Moore

April 20, 2018

I will truly miss my best friend. My kids God mother. So special to me for a very long time. Kids I grieve with you. Love you guys.

Cheryl Campbell

April 20, 2018

I met Maria a very long time ago and shared many laughs, tears and good times. A beautiful soul, full of love and faith, ascended to heaven, away from us, but closer to God, leaving loneliness and sadness. After the tears have dried and the goodbyes have been said, all we have is happy memories that we’ve shared with Maria, She will live on in our memories forever.

Debbie Thornton

April 19, 2018

Had a great time working with Maria, can't believe she's passed. My thoughts & prayers to all that loved her.

Dianne Metcalf

April 19, 2018

We grew up together in the neighborhood and so pleased to have reconnected with you on Facebook.Sending prayers and my deepest condolences to family and friends.

Vera Tillan

April 19, 2018

Will miss your smiling face and encouraging words. I know you're with our Lord and Savior!! Much prayers is sent to your family!

Phoenix, AZ