Shirley Presnell Gillespie

Published 8:45 am Monday, November 30, 2015

Shirley Presnell Gillespie, 69, of Elizabethton, passed away on Wednesday, November 25, 2015, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital. Shirley was born in Davy County, N.C., on March 15, 1946 to the late Henry Edward Presnell and Julia Ruth Golden Presnell.
Shirley was a former gas station attendant for Am-Co and was of the Freewill Baptist Church.
Those left to cherish her memory include one son, John Gillespie, Kannapolis, N.C.; one daughter, Marla Adams Rauch, Jefferson City, Tenn.; four grandchildren, Megan, Micah, Kristy and Shelby; three great-grandchildren, Starla, Ethan and Ella; two sisters, Judy Greene, Elizabethton, and Patty Barringer, Salisbury, N.C.; and her special nieces and nephews, Charity, Ashley, Angela, Conner Austin, Madison, Lizzie, Catherinnia, Sandra, Michael and Timmy.
A service to honor the life of Shirley Presnell Gillespie will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 28, in the Chapel of Peace at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with Mr. Bryan Smith officiating. The graveside service will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers, may make donations to the Pancreatic Cancer Awareness, 1500 Rosecrans Avenue, STE 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting and signing the guest book.
Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is serving the Gillespie family. Office: (423) 542-2232. Obituary Line: (423) 543-4917.

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