Obituary for E. Gay Meredith

meredith e gayE. Gay Meredith, 74, passed away Thursday, November 10, 2022, at her home in Snowville. She was retired from Virginia Tech Computer Science Department. Gay was preceded in death by her parents, Byron and Florence Meredith; partner, Bob Steffen; sister, Mary Byrd Poore; and brother Barney Meredith.

Gay was born in October 1948 and was raised on her parent’s dairy farm in Snowville, Va.  This is where her love for plants, animals and nature began.  While she spent much time learning and devoting herself to nature and animals, she also found time for things like reading, quilting, and writing.  Graduating and retiring from Virginia Tech meant that she was a huge Virginia Tech sports fan, and you would find her many days sporting her Virginia Tech clothing.  Anyone who knew Gay knew that she marched to the beat of her own drum and that she had an immense love for her cats.

Gay is survived by her sister, Janet (Conley) Dishon of Snowville; brother, Ernest (Nydia) Meredith of Snowville; sister-in-law, Charlotte Meredith of Riner; and many nieces, nephews, and special friends.

A visitation and time to share memories will be held on Saturday, December 3rd at 1 p.m. at the Snowville Ruritan Building, 4866 Lead Mine Road, Snowville, VA.

The Meredith family is in the care of Mullins Funeral Home & Crematory in Radford.