Gayle Michele Whitehead

Gayle Michele (Micki) Whitehead, age 55 of Walland, devoted wife, mother and grandmother, passed away Friday, July 8, 2011, at Parkwest Medical Center. She was of Baptist faith, Past President of The Ladies Auxiliary American Legion Post #13, Past and Present Jr. Activities Chairman for the Jr.’s of the American Legion Auxiliary, Past 2nd District President Ladies Auxiliary of TN and Counselor at Girls State American Legion. She was a member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.

Mrs. Whitehead was preceded in death by her father, George McKinsey, Jr. and brother-in-law, Paul Watlington.

Survivors include her husband of 35 years, Jerry Whitehead; son and daughter-in-law, MMC Lynn and Jessica Whitehead of Honolulu, HI; son, Matt Whitehead and friend Amy Pesterfield of Walland; grandchildren, Arianna Whitehead, Nevaeh Whitehead, Tyra Pesterfield; mother, Gladys Endsley McKinsey of Maryville; sister, Vicki Watlington; sisters and brothers-in-law, Betsy and Sam Ganglani of Marblehead, MA, Melissa and Steven Davis of Maryville; brother and sister-in-law, Mike and Linda McKinsey of Maryville; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Samuel T. and Juanita Whitehead of Maryville; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Robin and Charles Horne of Maryville; nieces, Shannon Gamble, Monica Davis, Samantha Ganglani; nephew, George Ganglani; many special friends.

A memorial service will be at 5:00 p.m. Sunday in McCammon-Ammons-Click Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Rex Everett and Rev. Ken Tucker officiating. The interment will be at Old Piney Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 3-5:00 p.m. Sunday at McCammon-Ammons-Click Funeral Home, Maryville.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post #13, 224 Waters Road, Maryville, TN 37801.

McCammon-Ammons-Click Funeral Home, Maryville 982-6812