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Gladys Gillespie

Gladys Gillespie

Services to remember and honor Gladys Gillespie, formerly of Artesia, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, at Westside Church of Christ.

Gillespie, 95, passed away Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016, in Oklahoma City, Okla.

Rev. Stuart Graves of the First Baptist Church of Longville, La., will officiate at the services, with interment to follow at Woodbine Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Steve Thomas, Brent Booker, Jon Thomas, Dillon Graves, Wade Crews and Perry Troublefield. Honorary pallbearers are Lynn Troublefield and Bill Gray.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Wednesday at Terpening & Son Mortuary.

Gladys was born Feb. 6, 1920, in Lamesa, Texas, the daughter of Joseph H. and Frankie B. (Low) Lisenbee. She was a longtime Artesia resident.

On Dec. 6, 1936, she married Lewis A. Gillespie in O’Donnell, Texas.

She was a loving mother, an owner/operator with her husband of Gillespie’s Grocery Store, and had established long-lasting roots in Artesia. The couple’s spirit of service carried well into their retirement years, as they eagerly served the community as active Meals on Wheels volunteers.

Gladys and Lewis travelled frequently with the Good Sams Club of Artesia, where they made friends of a lifetime. In 2013, Gladys followed the Lord in believer’s baptism at Westside Church of Christ, where she worshiped faithfully.

Survivors include her grandchildren, Kelly Thomas and husband Steve, Allyson Graves and husband Stuart, and Brent Booker and wife Pamela; 11 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and a close friend, Sam Lackey.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis Gillespie, on July 6, 2001; daughter Glenda Carolyn Booker and her husband Mike; four brothers; and three sisters.

Arrangements are under the direction of Terpening & Son Mortuary. Condolences may be expressed online at www.artesiafunerals.com.