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Weaver Funeral Home

5815 Western Ave, Knoxville, TN

OBITUARY

Shirley Faye Gillespie

August 31, 1944February 1, 2020
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Shirley Storey Gillespie, born into the loving, Christian home of Jim and Cecile England Storey. I have now joined other loved ones in Heaven. My eternal home was made known when at six years of age, I asked Jesus into my heart as My Lord and Savior. I was raised in the Ridgedale Community with my Brother, Bill (Linda) Storey; Sister, Sue (Jim) Levy and Sister Jo Cain (Roger) deceased. I was married 59 years to Billy, my forever-loving husband, together again in Heaven. God blessed our home with our daughter, Sonya (David) Stooksbury, and son, Tim (Stephanie) Gillespie. We were chosen to be Mom-Mom and Granddad to Jacob (LeAnna) Stooksbury and Nathaniel (Nate) and Jake Gillespie. I had the joy of knowing our Great Grandchildren Catie, Addison and Cason Stooksbury and Caleb Weesner. I am reunited with “my Billy”, my Mom and Dad, sister, Jo , Grandson, Gabriel and friends who have gone before me. I am in the very presence of Jesus, who made Heaven my eternal home. I have been forever blessed to have special nieces and nephews and too many friends to name. Special friends, Tromala Skeen and Brenda Miller, and lifelong friends JoAnna and Roger Asbury, and Helen and Rod Howard. Services will be at Weaver funeral Home at 7:00 PM Friday with beloved Son-in-law and Pastor David Stooksbury holding the service. Visitation of friends will be from 6:00-7:00 PM. Family and friends will meet 10:45 AM Saturday at Woodhaven Memorial Gardens for an 11:00 AM interment. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Trinity Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 1748, Powell, TN 37849. I’m so thankful for my praying church family.www.weaverfuneralservices.com. Weaver Funeral Home 5815 Western Ave. Knoxville, TN 37921

  • FAMILY

  • Billy Gillespie, Husband (deceased)
  • Jim Storey, Father (deceased)
  • Cecile England Storey, Mother (deceased)
  • Jo Cain, Sister (deceased)
  • Roger Cain, Brother-in-law (deceased)
  • Gabriel, Grandson (deceased)
  • Sonya Stooksbury, Daughter
  • David Stooksbury, Son-in-law
  • Tim Gillespie, Son
  • Stephanie Gillespie, Daughter-in-law
  • Jacob (LeAnna) Stooksbury, Grandchild
  • Nathaniel (Nate) Gillespie, Grandchild
  • Jake Gillespie, Grandchild
  • Catie, Addison and Cason Stooksbury, Great-Grandchildren
  • Caleb Weesner, Great Grandchild

Services

  • Visitation Friday, February 7, 2020
  • Funeral Service Friday, February 7, 2020
  • Committal Service Saturday, February 8, 2020

Memories

Shirley Faye Gillespie

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Judy Tate

February 6, 2020

Shirley was a precious friend and prayer warrior. Her wisdom and peaceful manner made loving and trusting her very easy. Praying for her family.

Amy Plumlee

February 6, 2020

Shirley was such a precious lady! She was such a wonderful example for many at our church!

Janet Skeen

February 6, 2020

Rod and I are working at Night to Shine during her service. We want you to know we will be praying for your family. We know the hope you have that makes this bearable, but we also know the pain of this on this side of heaven. Love you guys!

Betty & Jim Breeding

February 5, 2020

We have known Shirley since high school. She was always a lovely girl. She told me a year ago, I want to go Home, she is there and whole. Our love to Sonya, Tim and all family. Loved knowing her.🌹

Lovingly, Jim & Betty Breeding

Billy Willis

February 4, 2020

Sweetest woman I've ever known. Worked with her at Plexco for years. She always made time to just sit and talk about the Lord and Life. God truly received an Angel! Prayer for all the family!

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