Isla Phipps Gay, 91, died on Monday. A native of Johnston County she was daughter to the late Lewis Earl & Lillian Liles Phipps. Isla graduated from Atlantic Christian College and taught school for 39 years, 37 of which at Corinth Holders. Isla was a bright and intelligent woman who always made you feel your best and happy around her. She was preceded in death by her husband of 11 years, William Pearce Gay, son, William Pearce Gay, Jr., siblings, George, Jesse, Selwyn, Zoda, and Ray Phipps.
She is survived by her grandson, Shane Gay (Traci); great-grandchildren, Samantha, Kelby, and Caden; and several beloved nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to thank the staff of Guardian Care for their love and kindness.
Graveside funeral service, 11:00 a.m. Thursday, Greenmount Cemetery, Wendell.
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Visitation 6:00-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Strickland Funeral Home, 211 W. Third St., Wendell. www.stricklandfuneral homes.net