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Bluefield, WV- Shirley Mason Gillespie of Bluefield, WV passed away on Friday, May 5, 2017, at the age of 89 at her home to complete her journey to rest in the arms of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She was born October 8, 1927, to Roy P. Mason and Lula May Perdue Mason, the second of their three daughters.
She was a charter and longtime member of Edgemont Baptist Church until 2010, singing in the choir and serving as President of the WV State WMU association for many years. In 2010 she became a member of Cumberland Heights Baptist Church. She put God first in her and her family's' lives.? Shirley was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert L. Gillespie; and her sister, Alice Mason Lee, all of Bluefield.? She is survived by her sister, Norma Ruble of Princeton, WV; and two sons, William (Bill) of Bluefield and Robert (Butch) and wife Jan of Dallas TX; and her beloved "Baby Girl" cat, 16 year old Patch. There are three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.? She was a wonderful mother and cherished grandmother. Shirley was a dear friend to many, was well loved, and will be greatly missed.
She passed at home with son Bill and "Sister" caregiver, Tammy Ball, by her side.
Visitation and rites will be at Mercer Funeral Home on Cumberland Road in Bluefield, WV, Thursday May 11, 2017 from 4:00PM to 7:00PM.
There will be a private graveside gathering for family and friends.? Memorial contributions, if desired, may be made to Cumberland Heights Baptist Church or to Edgemont Baptist Church.
Those wishing to share memories or condolence messages with the family may do so by visiting www.MercerFuneralHome.com Mercer Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the family of Shirley Mason Gillespie.
Published on May 9, 2017
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