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Covington Memorial Wesleyan Church
Saturday October 12th, 2019

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Covington Memorial Wesleyan Church
Saturday October 12th, 2019

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Lucille Gillispie

Lucille Bolejack Gillispie, 75, of Reidsville, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, October 9, 2019. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, October 12, 2019 at Covington Wesleyan Church with Rev. Ralph Clayton officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Memory Gardens. Visitation will be prior to the service from 12 p.m. until 1p.m. Lucille was born on March 29, 1944 in Rockingham County to the late Alver Wesley Bolejack and Margaret Moore Bolejack Strader. She was the oldest of three children. Lucille was a devoted homemaker and mother. She also helped her husband, Sam Gillipsie, with bookkeeping for his masonry business. Lucille was a talented pianist. Lucille’s musical talent was God given, as she never took music lessons. She brought joy to many in the community, playing for various events and church services. Lucille loved to dance and enjoyed country music. She was also known for her fashion sense. Lucille was always laughing and knew how to have a good time. As her grandchildren would say, “She’s too cool to be called grandma, that’s why she’s Mema.” Along with her parents, Lucille was preceded in death by her daughter, Cheryl Ann Gillispie. Survivors include her husband, Sam Gillipsie; son, Todd Gillispie; brother, Michael Wesley Bolejack; sister, Janet Bolejack Williams; grandchildren, Blake Gillispie and Erica Welling; great-grandchild, Sebastian; niece and nephew, Nicholas Bolejack and Lindsey Bolejack, and numerous cousins.

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She loved you so much, Jeannie. She always talked about your friendship. :purple_heart:

Erica Welling Oct 17 2019 6:00 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Lucille Gillispie

Dawn Jones Oct 15 2019 4:20 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Lucille Gillispie

Keith and Cindy Paschal Oct 13 2019 3:23 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Lucille Gillispie

Bernard & Linda Andrews Oct 12 2019 9:02 PM

So sorry for Lucille's passing. I know she will be missed dearly. May your memories serve you well. Doris H Matkins

Doris H Matkins Oct 12 2019 8:58 PM

Lucille was one of the first friends I remember! Even though we lived across the state from each other, we had Aunt Kate and Uncle Earl Fleming as our connection and played together a few times a year whenever my family visited in Reidsville or her family came to the Greenville area. Her amazing God-given talent at the piano is another of my early memories. I think we were together in Reidsville when I first saw a television! At Aunt Kate and Uncle Earl's cabin at the lake, Lucille and I would make daisy chains. I still have to smile whenever I sing "Amazing Grace" because once when my mother and I were with Lucille and Margaret at the Friends Church, Lucille changed the line "When we've been there ten thousand years" to "ten thrillion years." Mama and I never sang that hymn again without thinking fondly of Lucille. To Sam and the children and to Janet and Michael, I send my love and my prayers for your grieving hearts. May God comfort and bless you all.

Rosalyn Lomax Oct 12 2019 6:52 PM

Lucille and I have so many memories and had so much fun the many trips she went to Florida with me to visit my family at Thanksgiving I will truly miss her she was a great friend.

Jeannie Branch Oct 12 2019 11:50 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Lucille Gillispie

Jeannie Branch Oct 12 2019 11:47 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Lucille Gillispie

Wendy Smith Oct 12 2019 12:02 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Lucille Gillispie

mary moore wilson Oct 11 2019 8:00 PM

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