Stacy Rene Gatlin passed away on February 22, 2022 surrounded by her husband, father and children after a valiant fight against cancer. She was just 37 years old.
Stacy was born on April 9, 1984 in Puyallup, Washington to Paul and Deborah Blinn. She was the baby in her trio of sisters and brother. She moved from Washington to Oklahoma, and back to Washington as a child. After graduating from high school, Stacy joined the Air Force and that was the beginning of her love for travel and seeing the world. The military brought many blessings into her life to include both of her children, Serenity, Myles, and her husband Anthony. After marrying Anthony, she focused on school, raising Serenity and briefly separated from the Air Force. It is an understatement how devoted she was to her children. They each shared a special bond with their mother. She took advantage of living all over the world and shared travel experiences like outdoor adventures and new foods together and Stacy documented every moment. During this time, Stacy also worked on her Masters of Nursing and eventually received her Air Force commission and re-entered the Air Force and was assigned to Keesler AFB, MS. She was incredibly proud of herself for attaining that goal and as well as all of her family and friends.
These last two years, Stacy made a commitment to herself to enjoy life and live it on her own terms. She dedicated her life to eating healthy, traveling more, expanding her understanding of God and spirituality, learning how to be present in every moment and trusting her own intuition during her cancer journey. She regularly uplifted others with encouraging words in the midst of the toughest battle in her life. Stacy Rene had a fierce love for her family and friends
Stacy was preceded in death by her mother, Deborah Blinn. She is survived by her husband, Anthony; daughter, Serenity; son, Myles; father, Paul; sisters, Tina and Theresa; brother, Heath Blinn; along with numerous close family and friends. She will be missed by all who loved her.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Bradford-O’Keefe Funeral Home on Howard Avenue in Biloxi on Saturday, March 5, 2022 at 1:00 pm, with visitation from 12:00 pm until service time. Family and friends are encouraged to share their memories of Stacy.