Gail DeMattio
McMillan-Small Funeral Home and Crematory
910 67th Ave North
Myrtle Beach, SC
Gail F. DeMattio
November 3, 1948 - July 14, 2015
Myrtle Beach
Gail F. DeMattio, 66, of Briarcliffe Acres passed away Tuesday, July 14th, at her home with her family by her side. She was born in Cleveland, Ohio on November 3, 1948 to the late Glenn and Beverly Fuller. Gail was a true student of life... always asking questions, seeking new adventures, meeting new people, offering a helping hand and listening ear. She was an inspiration to all and her love for God, family and community was reflected throughout her life. She loved children and could always be found heading up a craft, teaching an impromptu swim lesson, loving up on Bethany babies or leading Vacation Bible School. Gail also had a great love for music and shared this talent by singing in the King of Glory church choir and playing trumpet in the North Myrtle Beach Community Band. She always put others first and lived that out by serving as a Stephen Minister, volunteering at Grand Strand General Hospital, and working with the youth at KOG church.
She made every day MORE…more interesting, more exciting, more loving, more creative, more unique, more brave, more outgoing, more caring and more selfless for all those around her.
Gail DeMattio was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and is survived by her husband of 42 years, Dean; her children, Ryan DeMattio & wife Melissa of Grosse Pointe Park, MI; Karen Conant & husband Jon of Gloucester, MA; and Krista Stackley & husband Jacob of Charleston, SC; 3 grandchildren, Seth, Maz and Ollie; a sister, Glenna Tasedan and husband George of Winston Salem, NC and a brother, Larry Fuller and wife Laura of Hilton Head, SC.
The family will receive friends at McMillan Funeral Home on Friday, July 17th from 5-7pm. A memorial service in honor of Gail's life will be held at 11:00 am Saturday, July 18th at King of Glory Lutheran Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to King of Glory Lutheran Church, 805 11th Avenue North, North Myrtle Beach, 29582 or Lutheridge (in care of Novus Way), 28 Spruce Drive, Arden, NC 28704.
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Published by The Sun News from Jul. 16 to Jul. 17, 2015.
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Gail was such a wonderful childhood friend in Berea....from riding to Roehm Jr. High with her Dad, Glenn, to playing on the Lechner school playground, to card games and board games galore. I treasure the guessing contests to see if we could finally figure out her middle name. We did! Such spunk and spirit. I am so happy to have known Gail and I'll think of her every November 3rd.
Sally Crowther Gosney
April 12, 2016
Death notices are never good to recieve, but this obituary tells us much of eternal worth. And that is good news, indeed!

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Charles Jandecka
April 10, 2016
So sorry for your loss...prayers for all of you during this most difficult time.
July 20, 2015
You were always so kind to our family. Our visits to the Helms were the best. You will be missed.
colleen hostetler
July 20, 2015
Doug & Beckie Demattio You are in our prayers
July 19, 2015
Dean-Ryan, Karen, Krista & family. My Heart aches that such an awesome soul has left us. She was such an awesome person so many great qualities . Gail left a huge foot print while here on this earth an in many peoples hearts . She was a very compassionate, spirited, & loving person. My memories an the foot print she left on my heart will always be there. My Heart felt Sympathy goes out to you.
Kathy DeMattio
July 18, 2015
Gail was the kind of parent that teachers love to have in their corner. Getting to know her through her children so many years ago not only made me a better teacher, but also a better person. We were all lucky to have Gail touch our lives. She will be missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of her family.
Debbie Catley
July 18, 2015
Gail made the world better by listening to, caring deeply about, and giving herself and her many talents to others. She was and will continue to be an inspiration to me and her other sorority sisters. Her impish grin is contagious. Gail walked the walk, raising three incredibly kind and generous children. We all have an angel to watch over us. I miss you so much Gail. May Her beloved family find peace and joy in the memories of a life lived to the fullest and know that she loved you with every breath she took.
Pam Zeck
July 18, 2015
I will be missed u where a great person wonderful teacher.
July 18, 2015
Gail may not be with us physically, but her spirit will always be with us in the band,.
Evan Cebula
July 17, 2015
Condolences and blessings to all of Gail's family; especially to her sister, Glenna Tasedan of Labrador. God be with you.
Mary and Bill Hampton
July 17, 2015
Our deepest sympathy on the passing of Gail. She was such a sweet person, and we will remember her fondly.
Bill and Lois Demattio
July 17, 2015
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Glenn and Kenna Bullard
July 17, 2015
Deepest sympathy to you all. Gail was a class act in every sense of the word.
Margie Dowling
July 17, 2015
Sending prayers you way Ryan, so sorry to hear about your mom.
Brent Whitaker
July 17, 2015
Dean, just know that our hearts are heavy , we love you and our prayers are with you.
Harmon and LInda
July 17, 2015
I only met Gail for about 5 minutes the night she had her Thank You party but I could tell in just those few moments that if I had had the privilege of knowing her longer, I would love her as everyone else who knew her does. She was so warm and gracious when Chris (my co-worker at KOG) introduced us. Please know that you (her family), her Church family and all other friends are in my prayers. She no longer needs our prayers but you do, as you grieve the loss of this lovely lady.
Sandi Houser
July 17, 2015
We are so sorry for your loss. With our deepest sympathy, Harold and Mandy Dunlap
July 17, 2015
Our deepest sympathies to the entire DeMattio Family. Gail was so kind and giving. I got to know Gail even more during these past seven months and she took on her battle with such grace and appreciation for all the individuals in her life on earth. We all could learn life lessons from Gail. May we listen and hear her trumpet from heaven.
Lori & Bob (Molnar) Schafer
July 17, 2015
My deepest sympathies to the family.
Andy Elmore
July 17, 2015
With Deepest Sympathy
Tilghman Insurance Agency
July 17, 2015
There are no words for the sorrow we feel over the loss of our friend Gail. She will always be in our hearts. She was and continues to be an inspiration for us. With much sympathy-
Nancy and Frank Fleischer
July 17, 2015
Miss Gail was a classic lady. I always adored her old fashioned ways and enjoyed talking with her. Her home was made of warmth and love and welcomed everyone. She was very compassionate and kind-hearted. I will cherish my memories of her and pray for the family.
Cia Mann
July 16, 2015
kristina nelms
July 16, 2015
You know how much we loved Gail. She was always there for us and helped raise my wonderful daughter Sara since first grade She was always there for us! She's always been an angel and now she's In our heaven above looking over us. Thank you Gail for taking care of us
Love you forever
Penny Boling
July 16, 2015
So sorry to hear of Gail's passing. She always had a smile for everyone at band practice. May you all find peace.
Ro Edwards
July 16, 2015
We are so sorry to hear of Gail's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

With Sympathies, Bill and Lynda Estey
William Estey
July 16, 2015
We are so sorry to hear of Gail's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you .

With our Sympathies, Bill and Lynda Estey
July 16, 2015
I am so very sorry to hear of Gail's passing. She was always so happy and full of life. I will miss seeing her smiling face at band rehearsal. Praying for the family
Stephen Whisnant
July 16, 2015
My thoughts and prayers are with you during your time of grief. Gail was such a blessing in my life. She was a great woman of faith and an example for all of us. Blessings, Laura Bowers
July 16, 2015
Gail will be missed. She was a gentle, kind, and very brave soul.
Nancy Edelman
July 16, 2015
Dean, Karen, Ryan and Krista,You were so fortunate to have had such a wonderful mother and wife. She was such a talented lady and loved her family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
July 16, 2015
We are terribly sorry to hear of Gail's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
John and Melissa Breeden
July 16, 2015
Thinking of you and remembering Gail with fondness,
Frank & June Moorhead
July 16, 2015
She was a friend in the truest sense of the word, and that friendship hasn't ended just because she's on another plane. I always wanted a guardian angel.
Joyce Armor
July 16, 2015
We were so very sorry to hear of Gail's passing. Please accept our condolences and prayers.
Kathy & Bill Meyer
July 16, 2015
Praying for the family, may God comfort you all in this time of need.
Arneca Kennedy Toomer
July 16, 2015
I am so sorry to hear about Gail. I know she will be missed by her wonderful family. Gail was always a very kind soul. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Nancy Moore
July 16, 2015
Our Thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Terry & Wanda White
July 16, 2015
A Life devoted to caring about others and being loved by family and friends.
Tom and Loretta Fulmer
July 16, 2015
My deepest condolences, we have lost an amazing woman. Prayers and love.
Whitney Carpenter - Suggs
July 15, 2015
I have such fond memories of Ms. Gail. She will be missed. Praying for all of you.
Ashley Stevens
July 15, 2015
May God's Angels of Compassion surround the entire family in this time of great sadness.
Cheryl Todd
July 15, 2015
I have thinking all day about my memories of Gail. She was the most loving, giving and thoughtful person. She loved the Lord so much and it showed in everything she did. I will always miss her.
Elaine Thompson
July 15, 2015
So sorry. Please know all in my thoughts and prayers
Anne Fisher-Wood
July 15, 2015
Dear DeMattio Family, We are so saddened by the loss of your dearly loved, Gail. She was such a wonderful person on this earth and she will be dearly missed. Her spirit will live on forever more. With much sympathy - Steve, Vicky, Meredith & Neil Alger
July 15, 2015
Mrs Gail was such a kind and gentle soul who always has a smile on her face regardless!! I will always remember her smile and most of all her love for her friends and most of all her family!! Your entire family are on my thoughts and prayers!! Loosing a mother is the hardest thing ever but please know she is in a better place and her light will still be shining in your lives!! Blessings to you all!
Maureen Cahill-Butwin
July 15, 2015
I'm so sorry to hear about Gail's passing. She was so loving and kind. We are out of town and will miss seeing all of you on Friday. Hugs.
Brenda Epps
July 15, 2015
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