Born: February 18, 1931
Died: October 24, 2012
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DATLEINE: MARION, VA
Emilee Dillman Gillespie, age 81 went to be with Jesus on Wednesday October 24, 2012 at the R & C Ultimate Care ALF in Palm Bay, FL.
Mrs. Gillespie was born in Smyth County to the late Janie Dillman Aker & Roy C. Dillman and was preceded in death by her husband of 33 years Walter E. Gillespie and a grandson Jamie Owens. She retired from Harwood manufacturing after several years of employment and was a very talented seamstress fashioning beautiful handmade clothing for her family throughout her lifetime. She was a lifetime member of the Atonement Lutheran Church and attended The West Melbourne Community Church in Melbourne, FL.
One Son & Daughter in Law: Jim & Karen Gillespie, Marion, VA
One Daughter & Son in Law: Donna & Jim Owens, Palm Bay, FL
Three Granddaughters: Amanda Deel & fiancée Jason Yeager, Kingston, TN Jamelyn Gillespie, Marion, VA Staci Owens, Orlando, FL
Brother & Sister in Law: Fred & Elizabeth Dillman, Rural Retreat, VA
Three Sisters & Brothers in Law: Louise Winters, Marion, VA Edith Waddell & husband Roy, Concord, NC Joyce Moore & husband Clarence, Rich Valley, VA
Several Nieces & Nephews
Very special “adopted” grandson & friend Cory Blevins, Marion
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Cecilia & Rupert Claxton and the staff of R & C Ultimate Care ALF and Vitas Hospice.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Monday October 29, 2012 at the Bradley’s Funeral Home with Rev. Jonathan Hamman officiating. Interment will follow in Rose Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.bradleysfh.com. Bradley’s Funeral Home is serving the Gillespie Family.