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Mary Elizabeth Volrath Gillespie


February 25, 2019

Mary Elizabeth Volrath Gillespie, 63, of Cedar Mountain, passed away peacefully while surrounded by those who loved her, Friday, Feb. 15, 2019.

A native of Greenville, S.C., she was the daughter of the late Howard Volrath and Myrtle Raines, and the late Margaret Henderson and husband, Kurt Henderson. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her sister, Carol Inch, and her grandson, Bryan Roberts.

She was a good mother and wife who was always willing to help and give to others. She and her husband, Mike, went through many endeavors together in life, from driving trucks, to working on a farm, always without complaining. He cared for her to the best of his ability until God had mercy on her and took her to heaven and gave her a healthy body and the life she could not get here.

Her survivors include her loving husband, Mike Gillespie; children, Suzy Hill (Justin), of Greeneville, Tenn., and Chris Gillespie, of Cedar Mountain; grandchildren, Tyler Roberts, Cody Roberts, Ryan Roberts and Jayden Hill; great-grandchildren, Braylee Roberts and Gunner Roberts; brother, Steve Volrath; sisters, Sharon Fincannon (Jerry) and Juana Siniard (Nathan); nieces and nephews, Blake Volrath, Joshua Fincannon, Daniel Fincannon, Dyane Delefha (Pete) and Carrie Siniard; and many special friends.

Services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, at Rocky Hill Baptist Church, with Rev. Butch Skerritt officiating.

A meal followed after the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the family for funeral expenses.

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Moore-Blanchard Funerals & Cremation cared for the family.


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