October 9, 1977 ~ February 23, 2023

Born in: Whiteland , IN
Resided in: Avon, IN

Gilda Lea “Dalea” Badami, passed away quietly, surrounded by family, at her home on the morning of February 23, 2023.  Dalea dedicated her life to working with youth, in a multitude of capacities.  She enjoyed supporting her children in their various activities as well as being a huge football fan.  Dalea possessed a very positive outlook on life and gave shinning lights of encouragement to many.  Her family will be hosting a celebration of life on Sunday March 5, 2023 at 4:00 p.m. at Avon Wedding and Event Barn, located at 7424 East County Road 100 North in Avon, Indiana.   Friends are invited to visit with the family  from 2:00 p.m. until service time at the venue.  Legacy Cremation & Funeral Services – Indianapolis assisted the family with arrangements. Floral tributes may be sent to Avon Wedding and Event Barn on the day of the celebration of life.



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  1. May each of you find courage to face tomorrow as you rest in the knowledge that we truly care about each of your needs and that we will be here to walk beside you in your journey of grief.

    Eddie Beagles and the staff of Legacy Cremation & Funeral Services

  2. Jason and kids,
    I don’t even know where to begin except for crying AND celebrating with you. You two were such a big part of our faith journey and our journey to parenting. You were there with us through some of the roughest times and the best of times. I cry remembering those blessed moments. I celebrate because though it you showed us unwavering faith and witty sarcasm and how to love and live in a broken world. I celebrate knowing that pain isn’t forever but faith is. I celebrate knowing Dalea is having the time of her life without pain and is fully healed.

    We love you and send you hugs from across the city.

    Jim and family.

  3. May God give you Peace and Comfort and make your hearts strong to endure this tremendous loss. We will silently grieve with our friend Dave and family.

  4. Dalea,
    We have known each other since we were children. I honor your courage, your strength, love of others, reaching others through your cancer journey, and your passion for your family. You have shown Christ’s light through all circumstances. Praying for strength for your family.

  5. My experience with the AvonMB&G would not have been the same without Dalea and her uber-organized leadership of our beautiful guard. I feel fortunate to have known her and to see the impact she had on so many.

  6. My deepest and sincerest condolences to the entire family. We watched Gilda over the 4 years our son participated in the Avon MB&G. She was so strong and always had a smile to give. What an amazing lady. May she rest easy in our Savior’s arms. May God give the family peace and comfort. You are in our prayers.

  7. Jason, so very sorry for your loss. She was like her Momma and fought a good fight , God just needed her more . Thoughts & prayers with you and the family ❤️🙏❤️

  8. Oh Jason, I am so so sorry. Dalea was an amazing woman. Am praying for peace that surpasses all understanding.

  9. Being in the AMBG and Winter Guard would never had been the same without Dalea. She had always put the Colorguard and everyone else before her. She was very kind and genuine. She will be dearly missed. Thoughts and prayers to the family.

  10. Praying for your sweet family. We are thankful for Delea’s example of strength and courage. The way she always loved talking with Owen and making him feel special always warmed our hearts! Loving and praying for all of you in our hearts!

  11. So terribly sorry for your family and friends. Delea was an inspiration to many people that didn’t have the pleasure to know her. Just take comfort in knowing she walks with our Lord✝️

  12. I did not know Delea but heard she put up a courageous fight. May her family and friends fill their emptiness with fond memories.

  13. Such a beautiful soul. Prayers for your family. I don’t know what we would’ve done without your guidance. Your guard family will miss you dearly.

  14. Deepest condolences to the entire family. I pray that the many precious memories that you shared with your wife and mother feel your hearts and comfort you all at this most difficult time. Dalea was a fierce woman of GOD and now she’s got the ultimate prize…. Her wings. Fly high my friend and rest well. 🙏🏾❤️

  15. Our condolences. May God wrap his arms around you all and comfort you during this most difficult time.

  16. Our hearts are rejoicing for Delea but broken for the loves remaining here 💔 Badami family, we are grieving with you and praying for you.

  17. I’m so very sorry for your loss. She was an amazing woman. Sending you all love, hugs and prayers.

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