Gabrella F. “Gay” Whitman, age 79, Christiana, PA and Harbor Cove, North Port, FL, passed into the loving arms of her Savior on Tuesday, October 2, 2018. She was the wife of LeRoy “Lee” Whitman with whom she celebrated 59 years of marriage on June 27th. She was born in Paradise, daughter of the late Raymond Kenneth “Kenny” & Frances Simpson Sharpe. Gay gave her heart to Jesus in 1982 and was a member of Manor Presbyterian, Cochranville, PA and the First Presbyterian of North Port, FL. She graduated from the Pequea Valley High School class of 1957. She worked as a teachers’ aide at the former Christiana Elementary School. Gay enjoyed crocheting, knitting, reading, swimming, dancing and was an avid Eagles football fan. Surviving besides her husband are two sons: LeRoy Joseph, husband of Heidi Whitman of Dallas, TX, Neal Wade Whitman of PA; and 7 grandchildren: Evan, Caleb, Serena, Jasmine, Elijah, Andrew and David. Funeral service will take place on Saturday, October 6 at Shivery Funeral Home, 3214 Lincoln Highway East, Paradise at 11 a.m. with a viewing time from 10 a.m. until time of service. Pastor Joel Fiscus will be officiating. If desired, contributions may be made to Gideons International, P.O. Box 163, Strasburg, PA 17579.