Betty Zane Hodges Gillespie, of Christiansburg, left this Earth for her Heavenly Home on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019 at Lewis Gale Medical Center, Salem. She was born on March 28, 1927 in West Virginia. She graduated Valedictorian of her class at McComas High School. She was a member of Belview United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Gillespie; daughter, Sandra Johnson; and granddaughters, Sarah Colley and Phaydra Epperly.
She is survived by four daughters and sons-in-law, Donna (Alvie) Cullop of Roanoke, Debbie (Roger) Carroll of Christiansburg, Sue (Walter) Baumoel of Roanoke, and Cecile (Brian) Beverage of Troutville; nine grandchildren, Brian and Zac Cullop, Christy (Tom) Wallace, Stacey Crowder, Travis (Rose) Colley, Aaron, Lindsey and Abby Baumoel, Austin Beverage; 14 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; sister, Mitzi East; sisters-in-law, Bonnie Gillespie, Freda (Travis) Quesenberry; as well as many nieces, nephews, and friends.
Visitation was Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 at Horne Funeral Home, with a Celebration of Life following in the Chapel, with Pastor Bud Pierce officiating. Interment followed in Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Christiansburg. Online condolences for the family may be left at www.hornefuneralservice.com.