Nancy Dicks Gay
1920 - 2019
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Nancy Dicks Gay, age ninety-nine, died peacefully on June 2, at St. James Place in Baton Rouge. Born on February 29, 1920 in New Orleans, she was the beloved daughter of the late Dr. John Fleming Dicks and Ethel Reily Dicks. She attended St. Catherine's Episcopal School in Richmond, Virginia. In 1942, she married the late Andrew Price Gay. They made their home on St. Louis Plantation in Plaquemine, where they raised four children.
Nancy was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She is especially remembered for her graciousness, kindness, and generous spirit. Her lovely home was warm and welcoming to all – always room for one more. Nancy was a devoted Christian and spent many hours in service to the Episcopal Church of the Holy Communion, where her intricate needlepoint work enhances worship. She was a member of the National Society of Colonial Dames of America and enjoyed studying with Les Etudiantes. She was an exceptional cook and loved to entertain, especially on holidays. Nancy enjoyed playing bridge, working crossword puzzles, and in later years became a wizard at solving "The Wheel."
Nancy is survived by her children: Nancy "Dickie" Quarles (Joseph), Barbara Rice (Winston), Price (Lynelle), and John (Karen). She is also survived by her grandchildren: Andrew Hynes Rice, Lauren Richards Gay Landryri, Sarah Gay Frischhertz, Reily Gay Fields, Katherine Fenner Gay, John Albert Gay, Nancy Elizabeth Gay, five great-grandchildren, and by her oldest friend and sister-in-law, Gladys Gay Lebreton.
Services will be held at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Communion in Plaquemine on Sunday, June 23, 2019 at one o'clock in the afternoon with visitation at noon. The family would like to give special thanks to her longtime administrative assistant, Janice Marcantel, as well as her devoted caregivers, Catherine Woffard and Kourtney Davenport. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Episcopal Church of the Holy Communion, P.O. Box 474, Plaquemine, LA 70764; Ochsner Clinic Foundation, Alzheimer's/Neuroscience Fund-BH 607, 1514 Jefferson Hwy, New Orleans, LA 70121; or the charity of your choice. Please share memories online at

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Published in Plaquemine Post South from Jun. 19 to Jun. 27, 2019.
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June 25, 2019
So sorry for the loss of your loved one. Please find comfort in the verses at Jeremiah 29:11-13. Pray constantly as you recall cherished memories of your loved one.
June 25, 2019
Please accept my deepest and heartfelt condolences at this time of your loss. May the God who "binds up the brokenhearted" and "comforts all who mourn" sustain your family during this difficult time. Isaiah 61:1-2.
Sincerely, JA
June 24, 2019
My condolences to the family of Nancy for your great loss. May you cherish the many memories you have of her, and may our Heavenly Father bring you comfort during this difficult time.
June 24, 2019
I am very sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one. One day many will have the opportunity to live again. May the hope of everlasting life sustain and comfort you during this difficult time. John 17:3.
June 23, 2019
I am sorry to hear about the loss of your loved one.
May the love and compassion of God be with the family and friends, during and after these difficult times.
(Psalm 23)
June 22, 2019
May the God of all comfort bring peace and strength to your family in this sad time of bereavement.
June 21, 2019
My sincerest sympathy. May the God of all comfort strengthen your family during this time of sorrow. Those who die God keeps in his memory because he cares, they are precious in his eyes. Psalms 116:15
June 20, 2019
Price and Family... I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My deepest sympathy is extended to each of you.
Gail Hebert Thibodeaux
June 19, 2019
We were saddened to hear that Ms. Nancy had passed away. Such a kind lady. We enjoyed serving her on her visits to Hancock Bank. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
Kathy McCray
Hancock Whitney Bank
June 19, 2019
As you remember your love one, as God heals your broken hearts (Psalm 147:3), may your cherished memories bring you peace, comfort, and strength to endure.
June 18, 2019
The entire staff at Wilbert Funeral Service expresses our sincere condolences. May your heart soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times spent together as you celebrate a life well lived!
The Staff of Wilbert Funeral Home
June 18, 2019
The sweetest spirit, she will truly be missed
Randy Kitts
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