Jeanne Elizabeth Davis Gay, 100, of Mt. Pleasant, SC, passed from earth's confines to heaven's glory on June 11, 2019. Born March 7, 1919, she was the daughter of Walter H. and Sue K. Davis.
Jeanne was preceded in death by her parents and her younger brother Robert Davis, as well as her beloved sons William J. Gay, Michael K. Gay, and Timothy J. Gay. She is survived by her son Christopher L. Gay and his beloved Mary; her daughter Betsy Smith and her husband Mason; her grandsons Calen Gay, Matthew Smith (Callie), Parker Smith (Breanna), Morgan Smith, Judd McClain, Eli Gay (Allison), and Stephen Gay (Makeko); her daughter-in-law Peggy Gay; and her precious great-grandchildren Serenity, Vera, Daniel, Caroline, Fox, Lily, Lindsay, Kayla, Milo, Lucia, and Delphi.
Shortly after earning her degree in nursing at the University of Michigan, Jeanne was commissioned as an Ensign in the United States Navy Reserve, proudly serving her country during World War II. Love and marriage soon led to a new and welcome role, where she devoted herself wholeheartedly as a wife and mother. At the age of 50, she returned to her nursing career in Charleston, training student nurses and caring for patients at Roper St. Francis Hospitals until retirement.
Jeanne was a charter member and active participant at Seacoast Church in Mt. Pleasant, where she grew in her Christian faith and served generously. Family, faith, and laughter were always her priorities, eager to engage with her local folks and planning trips to visit faraway relatives and friends whenever possible.
The family is especially grateful for the inspiring, tenderhearted caregivers and service providers who went the extra mile, helping us to love our GG in very special ways.
A memorial service for Jeanne will be held at 10:00 AM on Thursday, June 20, 2019, at Seacoast Church, 750 Long Point Rd, Mt. Pleasant. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Seacoast Church.
Arrangements have been entrusted to McAlister-Smith Funeral Home, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464, (843) 884-3833.