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Ruby "Gay" Gaynelle (McVay) Baxley

December 1, 1928 ~ September 28, 2021 (age 92)


Ruby Gaynelle “Gay” Baxley, of Hockessin, DE, passed away on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 after a wonderful 92 years.

Her life began in Hogansville, GA, with her mother and father, Buela and Doc McVay, and her sister Gearlene. After meeting and marrying Guy Baxley, the love of her life, Guy’s Navy career took them all over the world. Together, they welcomed their son, Gary, and further embarked on fascinating adventures as a family.

Gay had a passion for teaching, hosting parties for her large circle of friends, playing bridge, traveling, and earned the title of “expert shopper.” Her most cherished title was Matriarch of the Baxley family. She is survived by her son Gary, her daughter in law Candice, her grandchildren Bethany, Danielle (Jeremy), and Brannon (Katherine) and her treasured great-grandchildren, Brady and Bailey. She is rejoined in the next life with her husband Guy, her mother, her father, and her sister.

A service will be held on Thursday, October 7, 2021 at 11:00am at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Rd., Bear, DE 19701. Face masks are required.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Gay’s honor to The American Heart Association, The American Cancer Society or Delaware Hospice.

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Committal Service
October 7, 2021

11:00 AM
Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery
2465 Chesapeake City Road
Bear, DE 19701


American Heart Association - Delaware Chapter
131 Continental Drive, #407, Newark DE 19713
Web: https://www.heart.org

American Cancer Society - Delaware
PO Box 669, New Castle DE 19720
Web: https://www.cancer.org

Delaware Hospice
16 Polly Drummond Center, 2nd Floor, Newark DE 19711
Web: http://www.delawarehospice.org

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