USA: Virginia Deaths


Mrs. Agnes Sterling Gillespie, of Mappsville, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, at Shore Health and Rehabilitation Center in Parksley. She was 101 years young. Mrs. Gillespie was the devoted wife of Harry William Gillespie Jr. and one of seven children born to John Major Sterling and Mattie Melson Sterling, all of whom predeceased her. She is survived by her nieces, Linda Stevens, of Edgewood, Md., and Lou Ann Crowson and husband, Charles, and their son, Doug Crowson, of Newport News, Va.

Funeral services were conducted from the chapel of the Williams-Parksley Funeral Home Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, with the Rev. John Cullop officiating. Private interment was held in the Parksley Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Mrs. Gillespie’s memory may be made to the S.P.C.A., P.O. Box 164, Onley, VA 23418. Published “Eastern Shore Post

A J Gillespie obit Nov 24,1915 Lychburg, Virginia

Albert J Gillespie b Oct 10, 1833 d Jan 21, 1909  Modest Town Baptist Church Cem, Modest Town Texas. Kate, his wife b Aug 8, 1838. d June 4, 1920.

Albert J Gillespie obit  Jan 24, 1909 Lynchburg, Virginia

Alberta Lewis Gillispie, wife of Richard Gillespie, Aug 18, 1863 – Feb 14, 1948. Richard Oct 23, 1858 – July 19, 1948 J W Taylor Cem, Virginia

Allie Parks Gillespie obit July 18, 1969 Lynchburg, Virginia

A P Gillespie obit Aug 7, 1913 Lychburg, Virginia

Archie Gillespie obit Feb 3, 1944 Lynchburg, Virginia

Arthur Gillespie obit July 15, 1903, Lynchburg, Virginia


Barbara Hill Gillespie obit  Nov 27, 2005 Lynchburg, Virginia

Beatrice (Jackson) Gillespie b Oct 19, 1927. Died April 1, 1987, d/o Jessie Monroe Jackson Sr and Mary Lou Ella Jones, married Wilford Hindmon and Ray Gillespie, Arlington National Cemetery

Blanche Purdy Gillespie obit Nov 3, 2007 Lynchburg, Virginia


C Gillespie obit  Dec 1, 1863 Lynchburg, Virginia

Carolina Mildred Gillespie obit June 10, 1923 Lynchburg, VA

Carrie Harry Gillespie obit  June 1, 1928 Lynchburg, VA

Carrie Wysor Gillespie obit  Jan 30, 1991  Lynchburg, VA

Catherine Gillespie, wife of Edward Gillespie, Jan 9, 1829 – March 14, 1912 Modest Town Baptist Church Cemetery, Modest Town, Virginia

Charles Gillespie obit May 19, 1910 Lynchburg, VA

Charles Gillespie obit Feb 5, 1939 Lynchburg, VA

Clara Gillespie b June 17, 1915. d Oct 7, 1996. MIddleburg Memorial, Loudoun Co, Virginia

C W Gillespie d March 7, 1907 Lynchburg, VA


David Lee Gillespie obit Aug 4, 2002, Lynchburg, VA


Earl Gillespie June 16, 1908 – April 14, 1967 Maud M Nov 20, 1911 – July 21, 2004 J W Taylor Cem, Virginia

Edward Gillespie obit Jan 25, 1931 Lynchburg, VA

Edward J Gillespie  (unreadable very old tombstone) Ebenezer Church Cemetery, Virginia

E G Gillespie (Mrs) obit June 5, 1961 Lynchburg, VA

Elijah Gillespie obit June 1, 1907 Lynchburg, VA

Elijah D Gillespie obit March 5, 1908 Lynchburg, VA

Eliza A Gillespie obit April 16, 1920 Lynchburg, VA

Emily J Gillespie (unreadable old stone from photo) Atlantic Baptist Church Cem, Virginia

Emma Whitely Gillespie obit Nov 26, 1959 Lynchburg, VA

Estelle Scott Gillespie obit Nov 16, 1975 Lynchburg, VA

Eugene Faber Gillespie, born April 14, 1896, Died Sept 10, 1982, US Air Force COL. Buried May 11, 1999.. Residence Richmond, VA, Burial Arlington National Cemetery


Fannie Gillespie obit Jan 29, 1907 Lynchburg, VA

Frank Gillespie obit May 5, 1992 Lynchburg, VA

F T Gillespie, death age 1/23, male black slave, 1860 Accomach Co, Virginia


George Gillespie obit Nov 1, 1907 Lynchburg, VA

George H Gillespie obit April 23, 1908 Lynchburg, VA

George W Gillespie obit Jan 12, 1919 Lynchburg, VA

George William Gillespie April 2, 1908 – March 20, 1971 Fairview Lawn Cem, Virginia

Gil Gillespie obit July 30, 2010 Lynchburg, VA

Gilbert McClung Gillespie obit Nov 26, 2003 Lynchburg, VA

Gilburt McClung Gillespie, Sr obit Nov 23, 2003 Lynchburg, VA


Herman Gillespie obit Feb 6,1937 Lynchburg, VA

Hortense H Gillespie Oct 29, 1903 – July 5, 1998 Modest Town Baptist Church Cem, Modest Town, Texas

Howard C Gillespie obit Feb 10, 1941 Lynchburg, VA

Hundley Gillespie 1883 – 1978 Atlantic Baptist Church Cem, Virginia. (stone does not say Gillespie but record given that way).


Irving W Gillespie obit May 27, 1976 Lynchburg, VA


Jacauline F Gillespie 1942-1942 d/o L C & Mildred, Wattsville UMC, Virginia

James D Gillespie obit Nov 30, 1958 Lynchburg, VA

James Preston Gillespie obit Sept 3, 1998 Lynchburg, VA

James William Gillespie obit Jan 9, 1985 Lynchburg, VA

Jeffrey Scott Gillespie obit Nov 24, 2004 Lynchburg, VA

Jeffrey Wayne Gillespie, age 46, of Christiansburg, Va., went to be with the Lord Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, at Woltz Hospice Home in Dobson, N.C, after a battle with cancer. Born Jan. 27, 1972, in Tennessee, he was the son of the late Edward and Geraldine Campbell Gillespie. He was employed by Bottomley Trucking Company in North Carolina.

He is survived by his son, Taylor Gillespie of Christiansburg, Va.; daughter, Myranda Gillespie of Radford, Va.; brothers, Michael Gillespie and Stephen Gillespie; sisters, Wanda Miller and Brenda Keith; special friend, Linda Southern, and several nieces and nephews.

A graveside funeral service was held Monday, Aug. 27, 2 p.m., at East Family Cemetery, Snowville, Va. The family received friends from 1 p.m. until service time at the cemetery. Bower Funeral Homes, Pulaski, Va., is handling arrangements for the family. Published Wed, Aug 29, 2018 Southwest Times.

Jimmie Gillespie passed on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, at the age of 86. He was born on Jan. 17, 1934 to the late Rev. William and Mary Gillespie. James served in the United States Air Force (Tulane, Greenland). He also worked for the Long Island Transit Authority, Long Island, New York. In 1992 he returned to Nathalie and joined County Line Missionary Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife, Verneda, James is survived by three step-sons, Gregory Terry of Fayetteville, North Carolina, Kenneth Terry (Tonja) of Woodbridge, and Jeffery Clark (Isaacba) of Accokeek, Maryland; a step-daughter Felicia Jones of Riverdale, Maryland; favorite niece, Rebecca Spaulding of Jamaica, New York; six sisters-in-law, Linda Reid (DeForest) of Halifax, Jean Sims of Virginia Beach, Florence Dyson of Clinton, Maryland, Cheryl Terry of Halifax, Flora Terry of Clinton, Maryland, and Edith Gillespie of Manhattan, New York; three brothers-in-law, Aubrey Terry (Joby) of Halifax, Marvin Terry and Bobby Terry (Angela) all of Halifax; a host of nieces and nephews; special friends, Alice Carter and family, Johnny and Ruth Randolph, Sylvester Morrell, Barbara Crawford, and Richard and Lilly Huberts.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Richardson and Genevieve Gillespie; and three brothers, Fred, William, and Nathaniel Gillespie. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, at 1 p.m. at County Line Missionary Baptist Church.  Published The Gazette-Virginian.

J J Gillespie (Mrs) obit July 3, 1964 Lynchburg, VA

J Lee Gillespie obit March 16, 1943 Lynchburg, VA

John Gillespie obit Nov 29, 1879 Lynchburg, VA

John R Gillespie obit Feb 27, 1914 Lynchburg, VA

Joseph S Gillespie obit Sept 4, 1920 Lynchburg, VA

Joseph W Gillespie obit June 27, 1900 Lynchburg, VA


Kate Gillespie – see Albert J Gillespie


Lavinia Summey Gillespie obit Jan 18, 1989 Lynchburg, VA

Lelia Gillespie obit Jan 28, 1931 Lynchburg, VA

Lewis Gillespie obit Feb 15, 1930 Lynchburg, VA

Lizzie Gillespie obit Feb 28, 1907 Lynchburg, VA

Loma Gillian Gillespie obit April 1, 1996 Lynchburg, VA

Luther Gillespie obit Oct 3, 1907 Lynchburg, VA

Luther C Gillespie b Aug 18, 1906. d Feb 15, 1969 age 62 yrs. Middleburg Memorial Loudoun Co, Virginia


Margaret Smoot Gillespie obit March 6, 1989 Lynchburg, VA

Martha H Gillespie 1875 – 1981 Atlantic Baptist Church Cem, Virginia.  Footstone.

Mary Elizabeth Hudson Hamilton Gillespie obit Feb 17, 1961 Lynchburg, VA

Mary Jane Gillespie obit Dec 23, 2006 Lynchburg, VA

Mary Katherine Premo Gillespie, 47 of Narrows, VA went to be with the Lord on Monday, March 25, 2019 at UVA Medical Center in Charlottesville, VA. Mary was born on December 5, 1971 in Welch, WV and was a daughter of Dewey Wilson Premo, Jr. and Lina Mae Ausborne Premo of Kimball, WV. She was preceded in death by her maternal and paternal grandparents. Mary was a 1990 graduate of Mount View High School in Welch, attended Mt. Vernon Nazarene University in Ohio and was the owner and operator of Dahlia’s Delights Bakery in Pearisburg where she was known as the “Cake Lady”. Mary was a member of the Nazarene Church in Welch, attended the Wayside Mission Baptist Church in Narrows. She was a loving wife, mother, sister, daughter and friend to all. Besides her parents, she is survived by her husband, David Allen Gillespie of Narrows, her birth mother, Nancy Addair Chambers of Tank Hill, Northfork, WV, two step sons, Cheyenne David Gillespie, Matthew Daniel Gillespie both of Narrows, her furbaby, Sissy, four sisters, Doreen Premo Riffe of Welch, WV, Carmella Premo Williams (Darrell) of Davy, WV, Bettina Premo of Kimball, WV, Angela Premo Maynard (Larry) of Davy, WV, many special nieces and nephews and a special great nephew Mikey. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, March 29, 2019 at the Riffe-Givens Funeral Chapel in Narrows at 11:00am with the Rev. Ryan Meadows officiating with burial following in the Woodlawn Cemetery in Bluewell, WV. The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 6 – 8 pm at the Riffe-Givens Funeral Home.

Mary S Gillespie Nov 14, 1961 – Jan 21, 1949 Modest Town Baptist Church Cem, Modest Town, Virginia

Maud M – see Earl Gillespie

Maynard Carington Gillespie obit Aug 12, 1948 Lynchburg, VA

Mildred Caroline Gillespie obit July 5, 1923 Lynchburg, VA

Mildred F Gillespie, b July 19, 1898. Died March 24, 2000. US Army,SGT, Residence Takoma Park, Maryland. Buried May 9, 2000. Arlington National Cemetery

Minnie E Gillespie (old tombstone unreadable from photo), Wessells Cem near Rew, Virginia

Mollie McGee Gillespie obit Nov 25, 1981 Lynchburg, VA


Nannie Gillespie obit Jan 25, 1914 Lynchburg, VA

Nathaniel Gillespie, Sr obit Jan 25, 2006 Lynchburg, VA

Nensy Gillespie obit Jan 3, 1928 Lynchburg, VA

Nora Gillespie obit March 24, 1908 Lynchburg, VA


Oscar Gillespie obit Oct 24, 1905 Lynchburg, VA


Peter J Gillespie, Sr 1853 – 1945 ‘Father’ Atlantic Baptist Church Cem, Virginia

P J Gillespie, Jr June 9, 1879 – Aug 7, 1923 Atlantic Baptist Church Cem, Virginia


Raymond L Gillespie 1937? – 1982 US Marine Corps, Korea. Belle Haven Cem, Virginia

R D Gillespie obit Feb 3, 1927 Lynchburg, VA

Rees B Gillespie obit June 26, 1871 Lynchburg, VA

Reves Lane Gillespie, 68, of Rixeyville died Monday, August 6, 2018 at his residence. He was born May 13, 1950 in Warrenton to the late Luther and Claira Simpson Gillespie. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Janice Lynn Gillespie; two daughters, Jennifer Lynn Hoehna and her husband, Cody, and Amy Nicole Murray and her husband, Detric; three siblings, Evelyn Riggleman, James Gillespie and Mildred Cameron; three grandchildren, Kalib Murray, Ryder Hoehna and Paisley Hoehna; a host of nieces and nephews; and special friends, Chris Bawkey, Mike Orfeila, Eddie McCawley and Pastor Joe Edwards. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by six siblings, Mattie “Boogie” Riggleman, Margaret Dawson, Martha Griffith, Carter Gillespie, Ruth Jenkins and Maddie Fewell. The family will hold a celebration of life service on Friday, August 10, 2018 at 4 p.m. at Gourdvine Baptist Church, 7103 Eggbornsville Rd., Rixeyville, Va. with Pastor Joe Edwards and Pastor Kevin Dawson officiating. A visitation for family and friends will begin at 3 p.m. until service time. Found and Sons Funeral Chapel of Culpeper is serving the family.
Richard Gillespie – see Alberta Lewis Gillespie
Dr Richard Thomas Gillespie obit May 31, 1930 Lynchburg,  VA
Robert D Gillespie obit Feb 5, 1927 Lynchburg, VA
Robert Daniel Gillespie obit Dec 1, 1949 Lynchburg, VA
Robert Jasper Gillespie obit Jan 31, 1931 Lynchburg, VA
Roy B Gillespie obit Dec 5, 1980 Lynchburg, VA


Samuel Everett Gillespie obit March 21, 1957 Lynchburg, VA

Sarah Pagans Gillespie obit May 31, 2006 Lynchburg, VA

Scarlett Brown (Tina) Gillespie, 75, of Salem, (January 25, 1943 November 17, 2018) joined her Heavenly Father on Saturday, November 17, 2018, just eight short months to the date after losing her daughter. She was a MeMaw and Great-MeMaw, and enjoyed spending time with her daughters, grandchildren, and great-grandsons. She was a huge Salem Football fan and up until her illnesses never missed a game. Her family meant the world to her. Preceding her in death were her parents, Harry and Allie Brown; husband of 25 years, Patrick Gillespie; daughter, Melissa Jo Huffman; and six siblings. Her surviving family includes daughters, Trina Bateman and husband, Richard, and Carmen Gillespie; grandchildren, Morgan, Hannah, Patrick, and Samantha; great-grandchildren, Levi and Ryder; son-in-law, Sammy Huffman; and special niece, Pam Harrison. Special appreciation is extended to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital’s 9 South PCU and ICU as well as 10 Mountain ICU for the loving care of Tina. A period of visitation will begin at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, November 20, 2018, at Bethel Baptist Church located at 1601 South Colorado Street in Salem, Va. 24153. A memorial service will follow at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Hilton Jeffreys officiating. In lieu of flowers, charitable contributions may be made to the preschool and after school program at Bethel Baptist Church.

Sheila M Gillespie obit Feb 7, 1970 Lynchburg, VA

Sheila Michelle Gillespie obit Feb 6, 1976 Lynchburg, VA

Stanford Gillespie obit Jan 30, 1910 Lynchburg, VA


Thomas Gillespie obit Jan 16, 1929 Lynchburg, VA

Thomas B Gillespie Aug 11, 1853 – July 23, 1992 (age too old). Gillespie Cemetery, Virginia

Thurman Albert Gillespie (Frosty) obit June 15, 1987 Lynchburg, VA


Varlend Gillespie obit Feb 6, 1908 Lynchburg, VA

Virginia Gillespie obit April 27, 1905 Lynchburg, VA


Wade Gillespie obit Jan 29, 1910 Lynchburg, VA

Wiley Gillespie obit March 18, 1931 Lynchburg, VA

William Gillespie obit April 11, 1911 Lynchburg, VA

Dr William A Gillespie obit Jan 13, 1875 Lynchburg, VA

William A Gillespie b 1887 d 1936. Sterling Cem, Loudoun Co, Virginia

William Allen Gillespie obit Nov 15, 1986 Lynchburg, VA

William C Gillespie, Sr May 18, 1859 – Sept 13, 1939 Modest Town Baptist Church Cem, Modest Town, Virginia

William C Gillespie, Jr. August 8, 1883 – August 15, 1947 Modest Town Baptist Church Cem, Modest Town, Virginia

Wyatt P Gillespie obit Feb 22, 1941 Lynchburg, VA


Zenola Sale Gillespie obit Jan 20, 1997 Lynchburg, VA

Record Count:  116

Source:  online obituaries; Virginia Death Index; MIchigan Chronicle (African/American oldest newspaper).


Fuller records for obituaries for Lynchburg are available from Jones Memorial Library.