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ROCK - Melissa Ann Gillespie, 49, of Rock, died Monday, May 8, 2017 at her home. Born December 13, 1967 at Bluefield, she was the daughter of Wayne Sanders and Louise Cecil Sanders of Princeton.
Melissa was a 1986 graduate of Matoaka High School. She was a referral coordinator for Melrose Family Medicine in Princeton. She enjoyed vacationing in the Smokey Mountains. She loved spending time with her family and adored her two-year-old granddaughter, Jayde.
Survivors include two sons, Kenny Gillespie of Princeton and Jeremy Gillespie and Daniel Asbury of Lashmeet; one daughter, Caitlyn Shrewsbury and husband Justin of Lashmeet; two sisters, Sandy Chervon and husband Brian of Pittsburgh, PA and Tammy Cannon and husband Clint of Denver, CO; one granddaughter,Jayde Shrewsbury; the father of her children, Ken Gillespie of Charleston, SC; and five nieces and nephews, Jasmine, Laila, Kierston, Jaden and Jolie.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 11, 2017 at the Rowland H. Bailey Funeral Chapel of the Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton with the Rev. Jamie Maddox officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton.
Serving as pallbearers will be Brad Gillespie, Jaden Gillespie, Brian Chervon, David Collins, Michael Ramsey and Steven Sommers.
The family will receive friends Thursday, May 11, 2017 from 12:30 p.m. until service hour at the Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton.
To view a video tribute to Melissa, or share condolences with the family, please visit www.bailey-kirk.com.
Published on May 9, 2017
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