Gina Jill Medley

November 27, 1954, November 06, 2019

Gina Jill Medley

Gina Jill Medley, age 64, passed away November 6, 2019, at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. She is survived by Michael, her husband; Devin, her daughter; Tommy and his wife, Kaye and David Leon and his wife, Bobbie, her brothers; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Gina was born in Beaumont on November 27, 1954 to Virginia Hall Leon and John Lucious “Blackie” Leon. Her family lived on Easy Street and then the notorious Devon Drive. The stories and life-long friends that developed from her life on that street would shape and influence her as a child and stay with her all her life.

She worked as a court reporter for Nell McCallum and Associates for over 30 years, gaining and maintaining a reputation as one of the most reliable and hard-working court reporters in the Beaumont and Houston areas. Her work led her to people that would bring her joy, friendships, and eventually her husband, making work that much more rewarding.

She met Michael on a blind date at the local Olive Garden and the rest is history. They were an incomparable couple, becoming even more complete with the birth of their only child, Devin. Gina was the most devoted, loving, selfless, and supportive mother. From working behind the scenes of Devin’s theatrical shows to sitting in the cold watching softball games to driving to choir and theatre auditions at ungodly hours, Gina encouraged her daughter to do her best and believed in her daughter’s dreams.

Her heart for animals was enormous, beginning with her Pomeranian Poo-Dee-Doo and then her beloved Lobo. Over the last 25 years she would have her heart stolen by cats, specifically Alex, Molly, and Zoey, along with her four favorite stray cats. Gina believed that family was the most important thing in life, and it showed in her actions. Whether it was going to her nephews’ football or baseball games, visiting her brothers over the weekend, cooking the most coveted gumbo to share, or flying to South Dakota, her favorite place, to be with her lovable but eclectic in-laws, she was always ready to show up for her family.

A gathering of Mrs. Medley’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Friday, November 15, 2019, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. Her funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, November 16, 2019, at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 4090 Delaware, Beaumont. A family committal will be held at Broussard’s Crematorium.

Memorial contributions can be made to The Humane Society of Southeast Texas, P.O. Box 1629, Beaumont, Texas 77704.

Video

Gathering of Family and Friends
Broussard's Mortuary - Major Dr.
1605 N. Major Drive Beaumont, TX 77713
Friday, November 15, 2019
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Funeral Service
St. Stephen's Episcopal Church
4090 Delaware Beaumont, TX 77706
Saturday, November 16, 2019
10:00 a.m.
Family Committal
Broussard's Crematorium
5150 Stivers Street Beaumont, TX 77705

Comments (14)

  • Carina Kirk

    15 November 2019 at 20:53 | #

    There will never be anyone like Gina Medley. She was one-of-a-kind!! I still can’t wrap my head around this loss of my friend, and from time-to-time, my co-worker. We bonded over our love of animals, and often talked on how to help the ones no one wanted. Her beloved cats were fortunate to have found her. I know Gina’s greatest loves were Mike and Devin. Her world changed when she became a mother, and it shows in her talented, kind, and devoted daughter. Gina will be missed by so many and this loss is a big one. Lifting the Medley, Leon and Lane families up in prayer. ❤️

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  • Nell McCallum Morris

    15 November 2019 at 18:05 | #

    I convinced Gina she should go to Court reporting school and then convinced Virginia she should support her financially in that endeavor. Neither knew I was talking to the other. It was a good decision by both of them. Gina was committed and gave school her all. She became one of the best reporters anywhere. I would love to have many just like her. She was respected by peers and clients. We will miss her greatly, as a friend and as a colleague. Mike and Devin, you made her life complete. As you know, she adored both of you. When asked what Devin was up to, the lights came on; she positively glowed as she talked about Devin’s latest accomplishment.
    We were friends for a long time before she became a reporter, and we had many fun times at the beach and fun trips. I shall always remember Gina with a smile on my face. I know G-D has welcomed her home to be with Virginia & Blackie, her beloved parents and other loved ones.
    Mike and Devin, I pray G-D gives you the peace and comfort only He offers.
    My love & prayers, Nell

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  • Tony and Birdie Harrison

    14 November 2019 at 23:18 | #

    Mike and Devon, May God blessings be with you all and the family. Great neighbors . Gina and I sat in the doctor’s office about a year ago it was a beautiful time just laughing about our great neighborhood. God has an angel. Stay strong I have a picture of Gina and me from the last snow that we had I’ll cherish this memory always.

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  • Diane Cannon

    11 November 2019 at 18:17 | #

    So sorry to read of the loss of Tommy’s sister... please know y’all are in our thoughts and prayers!

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  • VICKIE DUKE

    09 November 2019 at 22:00 | #

    Mike and Devon I am truly sorry for the loss of your special lady. May peace and comfort be with you both in the days to come.

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  • Debbie Kea Prihoda

    09 November 2019 at 02:42 | #

    I can’t enjoy a full moon or a homecoming queen election without thinking of Gina with love. May God grant you peace, Devin and Mike. What a special lady.

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  • Candy Mathis Hollis

    09 November 2019 at 01:40 | #

    David, please know you have my deepest sympathy. She was so sweet and a joy to be around.

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  • David and Donna Masters

    09 November 2019 at 01:11 | #

    Mike and Devon, what a lovely lady. She was a brave women and she will be missed. Love to both of you.

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  • Cindy Forbes

    09 November 2019 at 00:10 | #

    Mike and Devin: So sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved wife and mother. I will keep you both in my thoughts and prayers. May God bless and comfort you both and may you have many happy memories of her.

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  • Phyllis LaBure

    08 November 2019 at 22:32 | #

    I am so sorry for your loss. Gina was a wonderful woman and a fabulous mother and wife. She will be greatly missed. You are all i my prayers.

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  • Susan Ingram

    08 November 2019 at 21:14 | #

    My heartfelt sympathies to Gina's precious family. It was my pleasure to get to know her when I taught Devin in kindergarten. She was such a wonderful person who deeply loved her family. Prayers to her sweet family and friends.

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  • Irene meguess

    08 November 2019 at 14:46 | #

    I'm sure one day it will be easier but today is .not the day.. i miss those phone calls

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  • Julie

    07 November 2019 at 23:16 | #

    Hey ...... I love you!

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  • brenda petkovsek-bean

    07 November 2019 at 20:16 | #

    I"m so sorry for your loss my prayers are with her family. I went to school with Gina. she always had a smile. she will be greatly missed and at peace now '

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