Gay D. Eastridge

June 06, 1942 ‒ November 29, 2018

Mount Gilead, Ohio

Gay D. Eastridge, age 76, of Mount Gilead, passed away peacefully Thursday, November 29, 2018, at her residence.

Born on June 16, 1942, in Berea, OH; Gay was one of two daughters of the late Jay W. and Evadell J. (Crissinger) Weyrick. Gay graduated from Highland High School in the class of 1961.

For many years, Gay worked at the J. G. Clark box factory. She also enjoyed cleaning houses, a dentist office, and ironing shop in Mount Gilead. On the side, Gay often babysat children in the area.

Gay had a passion for using her creative side. She like to attend ceramic making classes, completed many coloring books, and put together many arts and crafts projects. Gay also loved to cook and her family recalls many dishes as their favorites with her red velvet cake being their favorite dessert. With a kind heart, Gay loved her dogs over the years. Away from home, Gay was a former member of the Red Hat Society and enjoyed her trip to Florida with family. Gay will be missed by many as she was such a lovable lady who could make you laugh and enjoy life.

Left to cherish her memory include her children: Kristine Eastridge of Marion, Cody Eastridge of Mount Gilead, and Shonda Eastridge of Pittsburgh, PA; grandchildren: Olivia and Hayden; a sister, Sally Ann Harris of Sparta, and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents Jay and Evadell.

Her family will greet friends from 4 to 7 PM on Monday, December 3, 2018, at the Snyder Funeral Home, Craven Chapel. (67 N. Main St., Mt. Gilead, OH 43338). A brief committal service will take place Tuesday, December 4, 2018, at 10:30 AM, in the South Bloomfield Cemetery near Sparta with her sister Sally Ann leading in prayer.

If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Gay’s family and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting

  • I will always remember aunt gay for her infectious laugh, her love of dogs and her and mom in the kitchen while mom did her hair. Xoxo sonia

  • I will always remember coming to visit and knowing what an amazing meal we would be treated too. Aunt Gay was such an easy person to love, and like so many have said already, her laughter was contagious! We are so saddened that she is no longer with her family, but know that one day, we will see her beautiful smile again if we too make Heaven our home. Much love and prayers to our cousins, Kris, (Olivia) Cody, Shonda and ,(Hayden)

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with Gays family at this time. We loved getting all the cousins together at family reunions. Sally our thoughst and prayers are with you also. You are all in our prayers. God Bless

  • Thoughts and prayers are with the family
    Gay and I became friends at the J.G.Clark Box factory. We had so many stories
    She was a dear lady

  • She was a special Lady. Loved having her as a neighbor. Still remember her bringing lights over for our first outside party because she didnt want people to fall out on the hill. She was special like that. She was special like that. Sorry for your loss

  • Our sincere condolences to the family. We are so sorry for your loss. As kids we usually saw Gay, Sally Ann, Aunt Sally and Uncle Jay once a year. Gay was always a major source of fun and laughter, and always made us feel like we just saw her yesterday. As we all got older and went our separate ways, sadly, we rarely had contact with each other, but the memories of the those yearly visits have never faded and we will always hold them close to our hearts. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. The Bailey family; Jean (Carey), Mike (Sue), Jack, Louise (John).

  • Kristine, Cody and Shonda:

    Sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. We pray you each find peace and may the Lord lift you up and comfort you during this difficult time.

    God Bless,

    Deb Davis Murphy & Connie Davis Jensen

  • I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Gay. I worked with her for many years at J.G. Clark. I will miss her laughter, and her great cooking. She was an amazing woman

  • I am so sorry to hear this and send my love, thoughts, and prayers to her family.
    I remember spending time with her trying to teach her a few cords on the guitar and babysitting for her. Listening to her and Sally Ann laugh together was such a joy. I am sure she will be greatly missed. 🙏🏻

  • I’m so sorry for your loss, Shonda and family. My heart goes out to all of you during this difficult time.
    Love, Melissa Moore Fannon

  • We lost a joyous aunt but heaven gained a virtuous woman. One word that comes to my mind about Aunt Gay is that she had the gift of hospitality. When you entered the threshold of her home you felt a heartfelt welcoming. I use to love to listen to her and my mom talk family stuff. To the cousins, I know your grief and since of loss. My heart aches for you all. May God wrap you in his arms of love and hold you close. My continued prayers for our dear cousins. Love you all. So deeply sorry for the loss of your mom.

  • I’m so sorry for your family’s loss . Gay and I were seniors together back in the day. One of my fondest memory is Gays’ contiguous laugh. Those of us near bursted out with laughter. I know she will be missed by her family and friends. A blessing to all.