Gracie J. Gillespie

Published 7:50 am Thursday, August 27, 2015

AHOSKIE, NC – Gracie Jones Gillespie, age 91, passed away on August 25, 2015 at her home.

Mrs. Gillespie was born on February 4, 1924, a daughter of the late Thomas and Mary Newsome Jones in Nansemond County, VA. Gracie worked as a waitress and later a homemaker.

Besides her parents, Gracie was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Claude Gillespie; her son, Kenneth C. Gillespie; a brother, Clarence Jones; and a grandson.

Gracie is survived by her two daughters, Donna Milteer of Rich Square, NC, and Cheryl Adams and husband, Gene of Windsor, NC; a son, Howard M. Gillespie of Ahoskie, NC; 10 grandchildren, three step grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.

Visitation will be held at Garrett Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie on Friday, August 28, 2015, from 7:00 until 8:30 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 29, 2015, at 1:30 p.m. at the Garrett Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel, with Rev. Gary Saffell officiating.  A private burial will be in Holly Lawn Cemetery, Suffolk, VA,

Garrett Sykes Funeral Service   Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Gillespie family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting