Sue Hylton Gilley

April 20, 1940March 18, 2018
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Sue Hylton Gilley, 77, of Spencer Va. passed away on Sunday, March 18, 2018. She was born in Henry County on April 20, 1940 to Robert Malvin (Billy) Hylton and Victoria Nance Hylton. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Harbour L. Gilley; brother and sister-in-law, Wayne and Dot Hylton; nephew, Hosea Hylton.

Mrs. Gilley is survived by her daughter, Victoria (Tori) G. Hankins and husband William (Cricket) Hankins; two precious grandsons, Levi and Caleb; two special nephews, Bobby Hylton and his wife Trish, and Dale Hylton.

She was a 1958 graduate of Hardin Reynolds Memorial School and was a member of Stone Memorial Christian Church. She attended Mayo Christian Church for many years where she served as a Sunday school teacher, choir member, President of CWF, Secretary of the Church Board and VBS teacher.

Mrs. Gilley worked for 25 years in the credit department at American of Martinsville. She was also a substitute teacher for Henry County Public Schools and worked for Evans Real Estate and Auction Company. Mrs. Gilley liked to cross-stitch, work in her flowers, garden, can and freeze vegetables for the winter pantry.

The visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at Stone Memorial Christian Church. The funeral will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at Stone Memorial Christian Church with Ministers Tim Wood, Lawrence Harris and James Jordan officiating. Interment will follow at Mayo Christian Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Stone Memorial Christian Church Missions Fund, 3030 Virginia Ave. Collinsville VA 24078 or to the Mayo Christian Church Cemetery Fund, 4949 George Taylor Road, Spencer, VA 24165.


  • Robert Malvin (Billy) Hylton, Father
  • Victoria Nance Hylton, Mother
  • Harbour L. Gilley, Husband
  • Wayne Hylton, Brother
  • Dot Hylton, Sister-in-law
  • Hosea Hylton, Nephew
  • Victoria "Tori" G. Hankins, Daughter
  • William "Cricket" Hankins, Son-in-law
  • Levi Hankins, Grandson
  • Caleb Hankins, Grandson
  • Bobby Hylton, Special Nephew
  • Trish Hylton, Wife of Special Nephew
  • Dale Hylton, Special Nephew

  • Bobby Nance, Active
  • Billy Nance, Active
  • Don Nance, Active
  • Ray Nance, Active
  • George Rea, Active
  • Bobby Trent, Active
  • Joe Rakestraw, Active

  • Stone Memorial Christian Church Mission Fund
  • Mayo Christian Church Cemetery Fund


  • Visitation Wednesday, March 21, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, March 22, 2018

Sue Hylton Gilley

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Betty Finney

March 23, 2018

Tori, I know we had recently talked about your Mom and was sad to hear of her passing. She always had a grin on her face and will always be in your heart. Grieve for her but remember the good times.

Mrs. Betty Finney

Therapy Direct

March 23, 2018

So sorry about the loss of Ms. Gilley! We had the pleasure of meeting her when she brought Mr. Gilley to see us. They both were such sweet people! Thinking of you all!
Staff at Therapy Direct

David Peters

March 20, 2018

So very sorry to hear of your mom's passing. She was such a nice lady. I will miss seeing her just like I miss seeing your dad. He always made me feel better just by calling me brother and shaking my hand. I just lost my dad last Tuesday so I know all to well how you are feeling. All we can do now is to rejoice in them all being with The Father and be grateful that we had such wonderful people as our parents. They're not gone they've just went on up ahead. Will be praying for you and your family

Brenda Lawson

March 19, 2018

Sue was a wonderful lady and I know she is with Harbour and family celebrating in HeavenπŸ™πŸ™πŸ™ Tori and family, you are all in my thoughts and prayersπŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ’•πŸ’•
Cousin Brenda Fowlkes Lawson

Jessica Phillips

March 19, 2018

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family. If there is anything I can do to help you, please let me know.