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Gail W. Valla  

Gail W. (Williams) Valla

January 23, 1947 – April 7, 2018

Gail W. (Williams) Valla, age 71, of Newark, DE, passed away on Saturday, April 7, 2018.

Born in Queens, NY on January 23, 1947, she was a daughter of the late John W. and Emily L. (Hemmer) Williams.  Gail dedicated her career with the State of Delaware Department of Corrections as a social services specialist.

Gail always loved a party and dining out.  Her hobbies included sewing and baking cookies.  She loved spending time with her family and will always be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, sister and dear friend to many.

Gail is survived by her children, Danna Valla Webb (John L., Jr.) of Ridgely, MD, Renee Valla Kershaw (John Wayne) of Wilmington, Kimberly M. Valla of Tampa, FL and Krista J. Valla (David Carson) of Newark; sister, Lynn Williams-Spencer of Wilmington; brothers, Scott Williams (Nina) of Jamestown, NY and Jack Williams, II (Cathy) of Newark; grandchildren, Jack, Corinne, Makayla, Kason, Ava and Asher; and nieces and nephews, Chrystiane, Michelle (Adam) and Jack.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 11:30 am until 12:30 pm on Friday, April 13, 2018 at Holy Family R.C. Church, 15 Gender Rd, Newark, DE, where a memorial service will begin at 12:30 pm. Interment will be held privately

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Gail’s name to The Plummer House, 38 Todds Ln, Wilmington, DE 19802.

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  1. Kira Bell, April 8, 2018

    My heart is broken. May her family find peace in knowing what a special person Gail was.
    She will be missed.

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  2. David Smith, April 8, 2018

    A sweet lady, that everyone loved working with. Surrounded by a beautiful, loving family. Gail will be missed by so very many people.

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  3. Danna Webb, April 8, 2018

    Mom I love u to the moon and back. Be at peace with the Lord and watch over us❤️

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  4. Karen, April 8, 2018

    My thoughts and prayers are with you ,Danna and your family

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  5. Kelly McKinstry, April 8, 2018

    My sincerest condolences. The Williams-Spencer family has always made me feel like family and Ms. Valla (although I hope she didn’t mind that I called her Aunt Gail) was always a pleasure to be around and her cookies were even better than my mom’s (but don’t tell my mom I said that). I wish you all the best during this difficult time.

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  6. Tysha, April 8, 2018

    Gail was a good friend. I met her at Gander Hill in 1993. She always kept in touch by sending me a joke or two via email and I would always send a birthday card. Not once did she mention her illness. She will be sorely missed. Gone but definitely not forgotten. Rest well my friend.

    Sincerely,
    Tysha Bryant

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  7. Monica Moore, April 8, 2018

    May God Bless you in your time of bereavement . My prayers to your entire family.
    May God shower you with his Peace!

    Monica Moore
    Delcastle Co-worker

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  8. Tony Hill, April 9, 2018

    I am very sad to hear about our good friend. Although she will be missed, my thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends. As a co-worker for several years at the Plummer Center, I will miss your smiles and laughter. RIP my friend!!!!

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  9. Mike Costello, April 9, 2018

    I met Gail many years ago when I worked at Gander Hill and helped out at Plummer Center with Emergency Response. After that I worked with her in Community Corrections although we were in different counties. She was one of the sweetest people I ever met. My thoughts and prayers are with her and her family.

    Mike Costello

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  10. Rich and Stephanie Ulbrich, April 9, 2018

    The entire Valla family will be in our thoughts and prayers. We are so sorry for your loss.
    Rest In peace, Gail.

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