Capital-Virginia District Optimist International


Gail Headley

It is with great sadness that we received the news of the death of former Capital-Virginia District Governor Gail Headley.

Glenda “Gail” Headley of Mechanicsville, VA passed away Friday June 28th 2019. She is survived by her husband of thirty-three years, Lawson K. Headley, Sr., two daughters, Debbie (Randy) Ramsey, Tammy (Doug) Bradley, and one son Chad (Angie) Dunnavant, stepchildren, Beth (Danny)Worrell, Carla (Spencer) Dillard and Kin (Courtney) Headley. Siblings include sisters Vanessa Spencer, Linda Bradley, and Brothers Brad Blades and Wayne Foreman. Gail was so proud of her seventeen (17) grandchildren and her (7) great grandchildren.
She spent most of her career working for O’Toole’s Restaurant and her husband’s business, Business Data of Va. Inc.

She attended Fairmont Christian Church. She loved the Lord and was very active in the community attending many Bible Studies and working with families and children in any capacity where she could help.

Gail was a member of the Hanover Optimist Club where she had served as President, the region as Lt. Governor and as Governor of the Capital Virginia District (Virginia) of Optimist International. She also has served on the Optimist International Committee for Junior Golf and had been extremely active with the state and National/International Golf Tournaments.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019 at 1:30pm – 3pm at Bennett Funeral Home, 8014 Lee Davis Road in Mechanicsville, Va. 23111. Services will be at 3pm followed by a reception.

In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the Optimist International Youth Programs Foundation, a 501(c)3 corporation, 4494 Lindell Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63108 or Fairmont Christian Church 6502 Creighton Road, Mechanicsville, Va. 23111 in memory of Gail Headley.

“Grief never ends… But it changes. It’s a passage, not a place to stay. Grief is not a sign of weakness, nor a lack of faith…. It is the price of love.”
~Author Unknown~

The Optimist Creed

Promise Yourself:
To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness and prosperity to every person you meet.
To make all your friends feel that there is something in them.
To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.
To think only of the best, to work only for the best, and to expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.
To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give every living creature you meet a smile.
To give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others.
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

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