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Celebrating the life of

Lynell Williams Gay

December 05, 1933 - January 11, 2022

Lynell Williams Gay

Lynell W. Gay, 88, died Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at Piedmont Newnan Hospital.  She was born on December 5, 1933 in Lyons, Toombs County, Georgia.  She was one of three children born to John W. Williams and Neta Snow Williams, the middle child and only daughter, and she cherished her brothers, Quinton and Jack.

She moved to Savannah in 1952, and would call Savannah home for the next sixty-nine years.

She began her career working at Southern Bell and retired in 1982 after 30 years of service.  After retirement, she continued to work and was employed by John Manville Company and Allstate Insurance.

She met the love of her life, Linton Gay, in Savannah. They were married on June 28, 1958, and spent the next 61 years raising two daughters, spoiling four grandchildren, and loving and supporting one another. 

She devoted her time and energy to her family, her work, and her church. She took great delight and pride in her family, especially her grandchildren and their accomplishments.  She was a member of First Baptist Church for over 60 years, and participated in worship services until her death.

Surviving are her daughters and sons-in-law, Craig and Brenda Fraser (Severna Park, MD) and Bud and Holly Davis (Newnan, Ga); four grandchildren, Andrew and Rosalind Fraser (Baltimore, MD),  Austin Davis (Atlanta, GA) and Carson Davis (Newnan, GA); and nephews Jeff Williams (Savannah) and Cliff Williams (Statesboro, GA).

Graveside services will be at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, January 18 at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Thunderbolt, GA.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests any remembrances be made in her memory to First Baptist Church of Savannah.



I’m so sorry for your loss. I worked with Lynell for many years at Southern Bell. She was so kind and always ready to help with any problem. I am praying for Gods comfort and inner peace for each of you.

- June Holt, Glennville, Ga.

I am saddened by Lynell's death and wanted to express my deepest sympathy for your loss. I have known this lovely Christian lady for many years at FBC, and she is already missed by all who knew and loved her. My prayers are with you and your family.

- Ann Frech, Savannah, GA

Dear Holly & family, Although we’ve lost touch I wanted to send my heartfelt condolences on the loss of your precious mom. I remember her so very fondly during the years together with you through school and those that followed. She was always lovely to me. I thought highly of both your mom and dad. I know how much you will miss them. Parents like yours are so rare and inspire all who are lucky enough to know them. I know you and your family will be guided by their exceptional example and unending love. Sendingg you all love and strength as you continue life without them. I recently moved back to Savannah and hoped to return to FBC services where I would have loved seeing your mom. Covid has changed everything sadly. Much love always. George

- George McGarvey, Savannah, Ga.

A candle has been lit!

- George McGarvey, Savannah, Ga.

Holly, my prayers and love to you and your family. Your Mom was such a wonderful, loving, and giving person.

- Kathleen Collins, Savannah, Georgia

Dear Holly, I'm so very sorry to hear of your Mothers loss. What an exceptional woman she was. I remember her kindness. I pray for your strength in the days ahead. Much love, Alice

- Alice Saxon Edwards, Springfield, Georgia

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel