Maynard, Delylia G

Delylia Gail Maynard, 70, of Huntington, W.Va. passed away Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at St. Mary’s Medical Center. She is now in the loving arms of her Lord. She was born in Cleveland, Ohio on March 23, 1948, a daughter of the late Talmedge and Laura Isaacs Ramey. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Betty Edens and Frieda Bowers. Gail was a 1967 graduate of Cered-Kenova High School. She earned bachelor and master degrees from Marshall University College of Education. She began her teaching career at Buffalo Elementary School and taught for thirty years. After retiring from teaching she became a student teacher supervisor at Marshall University.She worked diligently to further the careers of numerous elementary school educators in Wayne County. Most recently she was a Math Facilitator and mentor for new elementary school educators. She and Dewey enjoyed Marshall University athletics and are long time season ticket holders in football and basketball. She treasured family time at the beach and in the mountains. Gail was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church of Ceredo and participated in church choir for fifty years. She also served as youth choir director and Sunday school teacher and sat on numerous church committees through the years. Gail is survived by her loving husband, Dewey Maynard; three devoted sons and wonderful daughters-in-law, Ryan and Alicia Maynard of Paintsville, Ky., Sean and Stephanie Maynard of Huntington, WV. and Brent and Miranda Maynard of Huntington, WV. Eleven grandchildren who were her pride and joy; Tommy, Sophia, R.J., Beaux, Scout, S.J., Silas, Solomon, Savannah, Isaac and Ellie Rae. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members, also surviving are two brothers Fred Ramey (Charlotte); Charles Ramey and friend Judy Smith; one sister Barbara Sanchez, all of Huntington, WV; two uncles Paul Isaacs (Shirley) of Boise, Idaho and Tom Isaacs of Kenova, WV. Visitation will be 6:00-9:00 P.M. on Sunday, December 16, 2018 at the First Baptist Church of Ceredo. Funeral services will be at 1:00 P.M. on Monday, December 17, 2018 at the First Baptist Church of Ceredo with Pastor Rodney Hale and Pastor Fred Ramey officiating. Burial will follow in S.D. Copley Cemetery, Dunlow, WV. Pallbearers will be her nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the choir of First Baptist Church of Ceredo P.O. Box 967 Ceredo, WV. 25507; the Good Samaritan Center 1523 Chestnut Street Kenova, WV. 25530, or the charity of your choosing. Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova is assisting the family. Online condolences may be expressed at

3 Replies to “Maynard, Delylia G”

  1. Dewey, Gary and I are so sorry to hear of your loss. Sounds as if you have wonderful memories. We will be thinking of you and your family during this time.

  2. I had Miss Ramey in fourth grade. That same year she became Mrs.. Maynard. She reserved the first pew for her students in which I attended. She stopped to speak to me and I looked at her in awe. She was stunning, I asked her if I could borrow her wedding dress when I grew up and she smiled and sd absolutely. She touched my soul that year. I was her first class. I had 4 sons that had the privilege to call her their teacher in the same classroom. My youngest son was her last class when she retired. She touched all of our lives in so many ways. She took all of us to the mall to have class in the old fashion classroom way, dressed and all. Took us to heritage farm, had a pig every year in which she picked a student every weekend to let go home, so many wonderful memories. I was blessed to do it in 4th grade and 4 more times with my son’s. There will never be another as special as she was. As for the Gillette/Barr families she was a great honor to have her as a great teacher, not just in the class room, but in life. I love you Mrs. Maynard! You were a blessing and a star in my life. Love always Cindy Gillette Barr

    1. Gail touched so many lives. I’m so sad for her sweet family. I wish I could put into words the tribute that she deserves. But, those who know just know. She passionately loved, cared, and respected us as tiny little people (4th graders!). She continued to nurture and care for all of us into adulthood. We left her classroom, but never her heart nor she ours. In high school, as my cheer leading coach, she supported and challenged me (quite the job she had with our group, I must say!). I love you, Gail, and I will very much miss seeing you around.

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