Vandilla Snellgrove Gay, 82


Funeral services for Vandilla Snellgrove Gay, 82, will be held Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at 2 p.m. at Nunez Baptist Church with Reverend Jim Harrell officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service, and interment will follow at Youmans Cemetery in Nunez. She died Sunday, May 15, 2022 at her home in the Wesley Community following a brief illness.

Mrs. Vandilla Snellgrove Gay was born on February 4, 1940 to the late E.W. “Cat” Snellgrove Sr. and Rosa Mae Brown Snellgrove. She attended Emanuel County Schools and was a member of Swainsboro High School’s Class of 1958. She was proud of the fact she had perfect attendance all 12 years of school. Mrs. Gay spent 23 years as a legal secretary at a law firm in Savannah. She was of the Baptist faith and a member of Nunez Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Bobby Oscar Gay; brothers E. W. “Buck” Snellgrove Jr., Luther Elvis Snellgrove, William Lovette Snellgrove, and Elma Snellgrove; and sisters Estelle McKay, Thelma Shehan, and Atha Bearden.

Survivors include one son, Kevin (Beth) Gay, and grandson Steven Gay, all of Wesley; one sister, Rose Ellen Snellgrove Derriso of Swainsboro; and many nieces and nephews.

Her nephews will be pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, should friends desire, memorials may be made to the Youmans Cemetery Fund, C/O Diane Silas, 449 South College Street, Metter, Georgia 30439 or to Nunez Baptist Church, C/O Carmen Hopkins, P.O. Box 96, Nunez, GE 30448.

Tomlinson Funeral Home and Crematory of Swainsboro is in charge of arrangements.

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