Gay Schiappa

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Gay Schiappa, 64, died Thursday, December 21, 2017 following a lengthy illness.

Gay was born June 28, 1953 and raised in Shreveport, LA by parents Rupert and Eleanor LeBarron and tormented by her younger siblings, David LeBarron, Nancy Ormsby, and Lois Stehlik.

Gay retired from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice as the Director of Radiology. After retiring she and her husband traveled the country in their RV, enjoying all this country has to offer...especially fishing and friends.

She leaves her husband of 39 years, Ronnie Schiappa; son; Frank Schiappa and his wife, Sharon; granddaughter, Stefanie Zepeda and her husband, Doug; granddaughter, Marlena Aleman; great grandchildren, Lindsey, Wyatt, Amarae, Cyan, and Taylon; sister-in-law, Virginia Schiappa, and a host of nieces and nephew. Gay is preceded in death by her daughter, Tammy Rhoades.

We miss you dearly, Gay!

The viewing will be at noon on Tuesday, December 26, followed by a funeral at 2pm the same day at the Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home at 10129 FM 1097, Willis, TX. You are invited to leave a written condolence on our website at


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Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home of Willis
10129 FM 1097 W
Willis, TX 77318
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Published on from Dec. 22, 2017 to Jan. 4, 2018