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Gail Wynn Scullion

June 7, 1946October 5, 2021

On Tuesday, October 5, 2021, Gail Wynn (Williams) Scullion, loving wife and mother of 5 children, 19 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, passed away at the age of 75.

Gail was born on June 7, 1946, in McKeesport Memorial Hospital in Allegheny County, PA to Father, Lt. Col. Thomas R. Williams Sr., and Mother, Dorothy L. Williams. Gail married her soulmate Tim Scullion, September 21, 1979 and they were married over 42 years. Together they shared a passion for traveling, in particular the beautiful Sedona, AZ Red Rocks.

Gail had a musical gift and the voice of an angel that impacted countless lives over her musical career spanning decades. She shared her love of music with others starting at the age of 3, participating in what were known as Tom Thumb weddings. She and her brother Tom learned how to harmonize with their parents, singing songs together on their Sunday afternoon car rides to visit family in the late 1950's. She and her brothers love of music continued to grow over the years and was the catalyst that brought them together with another longtime friend in a group named “We Three”, where they shared their mutual love of God and by ministering through music in concerts throughout the Pennsylvania Tri-State area. As their popularity grew they began to sing in concerts throughout the Eastern United States and this led Gail and Tom to full-time careers in music. Gail went on to create a seven-piece show band known as “Lightstreet” that performed in Showrooms from coast to coast. As time went on Gail’s husband Tim joined the group as a lead guitarist and their traveling musical career spanned several decades with them finally settling down with their families and calling Williamsburg, Virginia home.

Their music career finally led them back to their love of a music ministry with the creation of a Contemporary Christian Group called “Cross Purposes”. Their music ministry continued for several more decades with them traveling up and down the eastern coast, sharing their ministry at various churches and denominations which continued until her passing.

She was a woman of resounding strength, compassion and had the most vivacious spirit. At times she was a force of nature to be reckoned with. She was known for her infectious laughter, her brilliant holiday decorations, “Nanny Cookies”, and a smile that could stop the world. She was the founder and president of the Kids Forever Club. Her main love was for her family whom she taught what love truly is.

Gail had the most unique and beautiful soul. She was and always will be the family glue that holds the family together.

She will be deeply missed by all those who knew her.

Gail is preceded in death by: her parents, Lt. Col. Thomas R. Williams Sr., Dorothy L. Williams; Grandmother, Fannie Wynn, & Grandfather Joseph R. Wynn Sr.; Uncle William (Bugs) Jordan & Aunt June (Sis) Jordan; Aunt Luanne Wynn; and Megan Angel Perry.

She is survived by her soulmate, Tim Scullion, Brother, Thomas R. Williams Jr., Daughters; Heather Chadwick and husband Donald including grand and great grandchildren Brent Burcham and wife Sydnee and soon to be great grandchild Conan, Chase, Haley Gail, Rebecca, Olivia, Courtney, Jessa, LJ (smiley boy), Kayla, & Kyle. Amy Lockwood and granddaughter Rachael. Barbie Perry and loved one Eddie Jeffries including grand and great grandchildren of Zach and wife Gwen, Hannah Eve, Dachlin, Braddigan, Ricky and wife Lizzie, Thomas, Tucker, Hunter, Susan and husband Joel and daughters Kira & Victoria, Jolene, Anice and daughter Cheyanne. Dorothy Merrill and husband Don including grandchildren Amelia, Justin, and Josephine. Lisa and husband Chris including grandchildren Christopher & Ashlee. Maternal Uncles, Joseph R. Wynn Jr. and children Debbie, Patty, Kathy, & Billy. Uncle Sonny and good family friends, Peggy and Jenny.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, October 9, 2021 at Nelsen’s Funeral Home at 3785 Strawberry Plains Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23188 at four o’clock p.m.

Following the service a reception will be held at a location to be determined to continue sharing our forever and always cherished memories.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.NelsenWilliamsburg.com for the Scullion family.

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    Saturday, October 9, 2021

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Pam Estelle

October 22, 2021

Gail was a doer of good deeds. I personally saw her perform at least 100 good deeds. She often saw what people needed and then worked to help them. I loved her and will miss her forever.

Craig & Texanna Wehrung

October 10, 2021

We met Gail when visiting Wellspring Methodist Church over the years with our daughter, Amy Wallace, on our trips from Ohio. We loved to listen to the choir and also to the special music provided by Gail and her group. It was also a joy to worship there during our visits. Amy shared the sad news with us about the loss of her friend. We want to express our sympathy to Gail's family and to all who will no longer hear her music this side of heaven. God bless each of you until we all meet again.

Jenny Kittrell

October 9, 2021

Thoughts of Gail, Tim and the whole family have permeated my recent weeks. I treasure the memories I have of her patient enthusiastic work with the children at Wellspring, and all the many memories of Cross Purposes. I will always be so grateful for how she connected Gene with music. You are all in our prayers.
Jenny, Gene, Hannah and Ethan Kittrell

Barbara Detar

October 9, 2021

Gail was a family member of my husband, James(J.D.)Detar and I met her through the family, We had the best times with Tim and Gail and her family at the Koebler house in Pungo .Va, The entire family that brought us together was very special. At times there was as many as 30 or more people there. Dan and Debi carried the same tradition and family was very important to all of us. I will never forget the great times in Pungo. We will always remember you and hope and pray that your family will carry on the legacy.
Love to Heather and Barbie and all the kids, are prays are with the entire Family, The Detar Family

Andrea Claxton

October 9, 2021

We can hardly believe that Gail has left this world. She was a truly remarkable person who loved and lifted up so many. We feel truly blessed to have known her. I will always think of her when I hear a song she loved, especially “Mary Did You Know” and “Bobby McGee.” We have been praying for Tim, Tom, Barbie, Heather, Amy, and all of Gail’s beloved grandchildren and great grandchildren since we heard the news. Our hearts are grieving with yours.

Patricia Spayd

October 9, 2021

Rainy Grey Day Dawned this morning, and, if tears were rain, today reflects how we miss Gail. I start this day thinking of Gail, her sweet face and ever optimism. Today we gather to say our goodbye. Her smile, voice, sweet good nature and her spirit will always stay with us.
Love
Pat

Katie Hill

October 8, 2021

My. Prayers for Gail she. Was. A angel
Had a. Beutiful. Voice ,

She was the. Best. Music director. And will be. Missed

Love sister in Christ , Katie

I am with you always. Matthew2820




Carol Burge

October 8, 2021

Gail was such a beautiful lady both outside and inside. She had the voice of an Angel which was a gift from God and is singing with the Angel's in Heaven. She loved children in so many ways from musical performances and gatherings, and they really loved her delicious cookies and brownies.
She loved her family dearly and they loved her so very much and will cherish her memories always.
She is looking down from Heaven and watching over each and every one. especially her soul mate and husband Tim.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Tim and your beloved family.
We love you and will remember you always.

Craig, Carol, Gabby and Sophia Burge

Lynn Meredith

October 7, 2021


Gail was truly a beautiful soul full of joy and love. She openly shared her love and incredible talents with all who had the pleasure to know her. She holds a special place in our family’s hearts and we will always cherish every moment of the precious time we had with her. We have so many wonderful memories of time spent with Gail creating musical performances and sharing God’s love at Wellspring. We were so very blessed to have her in our lives.

We love you dear friend. You are forever in our hearts.
Doug, Lynn, Taylor, Madison
The Meredith Family

MARY HARMON

October 7, 2021

Gail will always be remembered for the talented lady that she was.
Gratitude was enhanced and encouraged by her beautiful voice.
She is now singing with the angels in a heavenly choir. May her family find peace and comfort in knowing they are in our thoughts and prayers.