Jesse Alan Gay, 20

Jesse Alan Gay, 20, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Friday, Feb. 29, 2008. He was a self-employed dog trainer and breeder of Staffordshire and bull terriers. He was a graduate of Delmarva Christian High School in Georgetown, Del., where he was voted Most Valuable basketball player and played lacrosse. He attended the Bay Shore Community Church in Gumboro, Del. Devoted to his dogs, he also loved hunting, fishing and basketball.

Gay is survived by his parents, Ronald A. and Jo Ellen Cox Gay of Millsboro; his girlfriend, Krista Wilson; two brothers, Eric Gay and his wife Bethany of Millsboro, Brian Gay and his wife Dasha of Millsboro; paternal grandparents, Robert and Margaret Gay of Vienna, Va.; maternal grandparents, Linwood and Shelly Cox of Leesburg, Va.; a niece, Hailey Gay; a nephew, Luke Gay; many very special friends and his beloved canine companion, Lexie.

Funeral services were scheduled for Wednesday, March 5, 2008, with interment in Woodlawn Memorial Park, Millsboro. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions in his memory be made to the Delmarva Christian High School Basketball Program, Attn.: Kathy Bryan, 21150 Airport Road, Georgetown, DE 19947.