Derona Lynn Gay “Nonie” Schuler

July 29, 1956 - August 21, 2022

07/29/1956 - 08/21/2022

HIGH POINT, NC – Derona Lynn Gay “Nonie” Schuler, 66, formerly of Conway, NC, passed away on Sunday, August 21, 2022 at the High Point Medical Center.

Nonie was born on July 29, 1956 to Clinton Merrell Gay and Raye Harris Gay in Roanoke Rapids, NC. She was the apple of her family’s eyes. She was a wonderful driver, may have been because she started at the age of 5 years old driving a riding lawn mower and would help her granddaddy on the big farm truck. Nonie always used her hands with crocheting, always making those perfect stitches and doing it so rapidly. She was loved by many and will be deeply missed by her family and friends. She was preceded in death by father, Clinton Merrell Gay.

Nonie is survived by her beloved husband, Jim of the home, and her mother, Raye Gay of Conway.

In honoring Nonie’s wishes, the family will plan a celebration of life gathering at a later date to reminisce about precious memories of her.

Garrett-Sykes Memorial Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Schuler family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting

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Tammy Caldwell
1 year ago

Jim, I’m so sorry to hear this!!! She was a great friend, I will miss her firever

Angie Garcia
1 year ago

I Met Nonie in Tupperware we worked together traveled together I stayed at her mother’s house once overnight very loving family. I loved her and we talked often as of late she had just rejoined my tupperware family. I will always love and miss her. My sincere condolences to her mother and family.

Cindy Lemons
1 year ago

Met Nonie on a fibromyalgia page years ago. We have talked nearly every day for years. Sisters by choice. I will miss her until I die & loved her so much. We had dreams of going to the beach together and crafting. Loved her humor and hearing stories of her childhood! Forever in my heart Nonie and love you so much!

1 year ago

Sending lots of love to Nonie’s family and friends.

Sheldon & Jeanne Skinner
1 year ago

Our condolences to family. I remember “Derona” as being a wonderful friend during our high school years at Northampton.

William futrell
1 year ago

Rest In Peace my classmate may god bless her family

Mark Sasser
1 year ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with Jim and the Family at this time. I used to work with Jim before he retired. Please reach out to us if you need anything at this time.

Velma Stephenson
1 year ago

My thoughts and prayers are with the family in this time of sorrow..

Alvin Jenkins
1 year ago

My deepest condolences and prayers for the family. She will truly be missed. Rest on classmate of “74.

Brenda Dickerson & Family
1 year ago

My condolences to her mother and family.