Wilma Gunn • July 8, 2021



Wilma Coltharp Gunn, 82, of Pensacola, FL died July 8, 2021. She was born in Holly Springs, Miss and worked many years as a Supervisor for the Mississippi Department of Human Services in Ripley, MS. In 2005, Wilma and her family moved to Pensacola, FL where she attended Hillcrest Baptist Church. Prior to declining health, Wilma served as a volunteer with Covenant Hospice and West Florida Hospital.
Wilma was preceded in death by her husband, Terry Gunn of Walnut, MS and her parents James and Ruby Coltharp of New Albany, MS. Wilma is survived by two children: Greg Gunn and Denise Gunn (Steve) of Pensacola, FL; two grandchildren: Andrew Kelleher (Jayme) of Pensacola, FL; Sam Kelleher (Megan) of Radford, VA; and one great grandchild, Raylan Kelleher, also of Pensacola, FL.
Wilma was a kind, giving, and caring person who loved God and her family with all her heart and was always seeking opportunities to help others. Her greatest love in life was Greg, her special needs son, who now resides in a group home in Pensacola. Wilma cared for Greg for 60 years and ensured all his needs were fully met, often sacrificing her own needs and well-being for him.
The family will receive friends at Pensacola Memorial Gardens Funeral Home on Sunday, July 11, 2021 from 2 PM till the service begins at 3 PM. Committal service will be held at Barrancas National Cemetery on Monday at 10 AM.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to Homestead Village-Bldg K staff, Covenant Care Hospice, and our beautiful angel, Sharon Oakes.
For those who wish to express support, in lieu of flowers, please send donations in memory of Wilma and/or in honor of Greg to Covenant Care Hospice and/or to New Horizons of Northwest Florida, Attn: Kingsfield Group Home.

  1. Pauline Mays says:

    Wilma was a very special friend. She was a joy to be around. She always loved talking to everyone. I will miss her and her laugh.

  2. Margaret Gunn Rutledge says:

    Wilma and i were good friends for such a long time. She was a friendly type and could make you feel good about yourself. She was married to Terry and I was married to Dean for over 47 years until he passed away.i know she will be greatly missed.

  3. Diane Burleson says:

    Loved Wilma..Such a Wonderful person..She was such a joy to be around. Really going to miss her. I will be praying for you Denise and Greg and your entire family.

  4. Holly Lord says:

    Wilma (Gaga) was a wonderful woman and friend. She had a servant’s heart and a radiant smile. It was a blessing to know her. She will be greatly missed.

  5. Brenda Carter says:

    I love you Wilma, Fly High You will be missed

  6. Jan Johnson Webster says:

    My heart is so broken. I will miss our long talks we had. You were such a dignified lady. You were not only beautiful on the outside, but you were beautiful on the inside as well. You had a heart of gold. I will miss you so badly. Your are leaving a legacy for the love you had for your fellowman, respect for each person you came in contact with, and the very main thing is how you showed your love for the Lord which hopefully will be passed onto your family.

    You indeed loved your family. You told me numerous times how proud you were of Andrew, Jamie, and Raylan. Greg and Raylan meant so much to you. They were no doubt the sparkle in your eye.

    I know your brother, Uncle Harry, will miss you so much. I know Uncle Harry has quite some memories of you two growing up. God be with him at this time is my prayer. We have vowed to stay in touch as he will be the closest thing to you for me.

    God bless Greg and everyone that loved Mrs. Gunn. You are all in my prayers at this difficult time. Now, all we have are memories of this precious lady which will live on and on.

  7. david d bryk says:

    Steve and family,
    My deepest sympathy to your entire family. Our faith teaches us that we will be together again. Until that time comes we are here to support and grieve with you during this season in your lives.
    David Bryk and Family

  8. doris says:

    My deepest sympathy to your entire family. Your mother was a precious person Still remember the happy times at camp, You are all in my prayers love Doris smith

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