Age: 82 Address: Georges Fork Date of Death: Thursday, May 15, 2014 Arrangements: Yancey Funeral Service
Details: Juanita R. Styles Gillespie of Georges Fork went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 15th at the John F. Keever, Jr. Solace Center.
A native of Yancey County, she was a daughter of the late Willie and Bonnie McPeters Styles. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Jack Gillespie, who passed away in 1986 and a sister, Donna Burnett. She was a member of Crabtree Baptist Church. Juanita was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who loved to quilt and crochet. She has touched more young people’s lives than anyone.
Surviving is her son, Gary Gillespie of the home; grandson, Tim Gillespie and wife, Sharon, of Spruce Pine; great-grandchildren: Cole and Chase Gillespie; sister, Mabel Wilson and husband, Franklin, of Burnsville; brothers: Calvin Styles and wife, Barbara, of Jonesborough, TN, Rev. Denver Styles and wife, Elaine, of Burnsville and Rev. Billy Styles and wife, Gayle, of Marion; brother-in-law, Don Burnett of Hendersonville. A host of nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 18th in the Chapel of Yancey Funeral Services. Rev. Dale Banks will officiate. Burial will follow in the Crabtree Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to Crabtree Baptist Church Cemetery fund at PO Box 955, Burnsville, NC 28714.
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