Lois Newkirk Gillespie

Tuesday 6th of November 1934 - Sunday 21st of November 2021

Lois Newkirk Gillespie

Lois Newkirk Gillespie, 87, passed away on November 21, 2021. She was born to the late Beckham Newkirk and Margaret Ledford Newkirk on November 6, 1934. She was a devout Christian, Loving Wife, Selfless Mom, and the Best Maw.


She worked over 45 years with Old Colony Insurance until she retired. She loved reading romance and Mary Higgins Clark novels and read the Bible daily. She LOVED watching Sweet Home Alabama over and over.... She was an amazing cook, great baker and the ultimate pimento cheese and grilled cheese maker, just ask anyone who was lucky enough to enjoy either of those.


Lois is survived by her three children, Perry Lynn (June) Gillespie, Michael Wynn “Mike” (Paula) Gillespie, and Eva Marie (Shane Cochran) Gillespie; four grandchildren: Perry Lynn’s: Eric Adam and David Newkirk Gillespie and Mike’s sons: Joseph Wynn "Joe" and John Paul Gillespie; and her two great-grandchildren: Joe Gillespie's: Sammy Quinn and Lora Jane Gillespie.


In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Perry Quinn Gillespie, her sister, Mattie Clay Newkirk and by her daughter Eva’s son, Sidney Paul Gillespie. 


All elements of Lois’ services will be private.


In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Bluegrass Hospice Care (https://www.bgcarenav.org/give).

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