Ms. Vanessa J. Gay



Whitakers, NC

Vanessa JoAnn Gay was born on July 7, 1958 to the late Eddie and Nellie Gay.

She departed this life on November 28, 2018 at Carolinas Continue CARE Hospital in Pineville Charlotte, NC at 3:15am. She was preceded in death by her extended parents Joseph and Bessie Pittman, extended sister Carol Johnson Moran and extended brother James Pittman.

Vanessa was educated in the Edgecombe County School System. She continued her education at Brevard College in Brevard,NC with a Associates of Science. She later attended Meredith College in Raleigh NC. She joined Red Hill Baptist Church at a
young age where she was an usher and sung in the mass & gospel choir. Vanessa worked at Rocky Mount Engine Plant for 31 years.

She was also President of the King Family Reunion for 10 years.

Vanessa never met a stranger, she was family oriented, and loved her family.

Those that share in the sorrow of loss are: siblings Quanda Gay and Larry Gay, daughter/ niece Shleah Smith (Ivan), son/ nephew Travis Pitt (Ashley), niece Tianna Cooper (Keith), grandnephew Nathan Taylor and grandniece Kara Smith, aunt Loretta King; extended sisters Yvonne Randolph (Michael), Patricia Cox (William), Viola Johnson (James), Marilyn Jenkins, brothers Kinston Pittman (Janice), Paul Pittman, Ronald Pittman (Deborah),
Donald Pittman (Joyce), special friends Rochelle and Scott Jones along with a host of family and friends.

A Visitation for Ms. Gay will be held from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm on Saturday, December 1, 2018 in the Rocky Mount Chapel of H.D. Pope Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 pm, on Sunday, December 2, 2018 at Red Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 15463 NC Highway 33 NW, in Whitakers, NC. The Interment will take place immediately following the Service at Red Hill Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery in Whitakers, NC.

These professional services have been entrusted to H.D. Pope Funeral Home, located at 325 Nash Street in Rocky Mount, NC.

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