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Gail Marie (Windish) Light

December 31, 1946 ~ July 11, 2021 (age 74)


Gail Marie Light, 73, of Shinnston, WV, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, July 11, 2021.  She was born on December 31, 1946, in Dundee, MI, the daughter of the late Paul Windish and Eileen Salo Windish Light.  Gail was also preceded in death by her husband of 22 years, Thomas Light, one son, Jackie Lee Longwell, one daughter, Candy Eileen Longwell, her mother, Eileen Wolf, her father, Paul Windish, sister, Charlotte (Richard) Kler, brother, Dennis Windish and his twin sister Donna Windish, sister Paulette Pendergras, brothers Ricky Windish and Rodney Windish.

She has left behind four sons, Ronald Wayne (Celestine) Longwell of Four States, Joseph Lee (Mary) Longwell of Fairview, Ricky David (Jeannette) Longwell of Clarksburg, and James Earl Longwell of Shinnston.

14 Grandchildren:  Stacy Longwell, Eric (Tonya) Longwell, Nicole (Hector) Hernandez, Brittany (Johnathon) Ruiz, Joseph Longwell, Devin Longwell, Sierra Longwell, Mackenzie Longwell, Tanner Longwell, Keegan Longwell, Jay (Fiancé – Sydney) Longwell, Amber (Brian) Cleveland, Larry Whetsel, and Perry (Brandi) Heflin.

10 Great grandchildren:  Mckenna Heflin, Addie Heflin, Dallas Heflin, Nevaeh Swisher, Kylie Daniels, Bella Hernandez, Meilani Ruiz, Annabelle Hernandez, Braxton Cleveland, Landon Dale Ruiz, Millie Jane Cleveland.

She is also survived by her second Mom, Geraldine Windish of Bellaire.  Sisters:  Gloria Allen of Mancelona, Sharon (Bill) Shrimplin of Shelby TWP., Karen (Jim) Boland of Ocala, FL., and Jennifer Wolf of Sawyer, OK.

Gail was an avid crocheter and enjoyed making blankets for all her family and friends and especially new babies coming into the family.  She loved working jigsaw puzzles during the winter months and had quite the collection of them sealed and framed.  According to her family, she made the worlds best no-bake cookies, but never enough of them.  Gail loved the bible and her church family at Bible Baptist Temple of Clarksburg, and she loved her special church friend, Mary Ann Hurst, that called her every day.

In her last few months of life she lived with her eldest son, Ronnie and his wife Celestine. The rest of her family would like to acknowledge their appreciation to them for the love and care they gave her.  The family would also like to thank the Hospice of WVU Medicine for their never-ending care and compassion they gave Gail. 

Family will receive friends at Dorsey Funeral Home, 701 S. Pike St., Shinnston, WV, on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 from 4pm-8pm.  Services will be held on Thursday, July 15, 2021 at 11am with Pastor Charles Madaus.  Interment to follow at Martin Cemetery in Farmington, WV. 

Dorsey Funeral Home is honored to be handling the arrangements for the Light family.

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July 14, 2021

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Dorsey Funeral Home
701 South Pike St.
Shinnston, WV 26431

Funeral Service
July 15, 2021

11:00 AM
Dorsey Funeral Home
701 South Pike St.
Shinnston, WV 26431

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