Mt. Pleasant, GA - Barbara Howard Gay, 67 passed away Saturday, May 4, 2013 in the Southeast Georgia Health System Brunswick Campus after a lengthy illness. She was born in Brunswick and had lived in Mt. Pleasant since 1986. She was a former bookkeeper and had worked in retail sales most of her life. She was an avid reader, enjoyed word search puzzles, and was a member of Gardi Baptist Church. Her husband, Emerson Gay, daughter, Melissa Ann Gay, and parents, Simon and Gertie Howard, preceded her in death. Survivors are her daughter and son-in-law, Andrea and Barry Copeland of Brunswick; son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Caroline Gay; sister and brother-in-law, Vicky and Jim Osborne, all of Mt. Pleasant; grandchildren, Andrew, Alekzander, and Zayden Gay, and 2 nieces also survive. Visitation will be Monday, May 6 from 6-8 P.M. at the Howard Funeral Home in Ludowici. Funeral Services will be Tuesday, May 7 at 2:00 P.M. at the Gardi Baptist Church with Rev. Stanley Todd and Rev. Will Moore officiating. Active pallbearers will be Joshua Waters, Ryan Mullis, Dalton Grantham, Jay Hill, Colby Shingler, and John Bowers. Burial will follow in the Union Baptist Church Cemetery. Howard Funeral Home of Ludowici is in charge of the arrangements.