Lou Jane Wood GilmerKingsport, TN | July 31, 2012
Lou Jane Wood Gilmer – Nickelsville, VA
Lou Jane Wood Gilmer, 92, Nickelsville, VA died Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at Wexford House in Kingsport, TN.
Mrs. Gilmer was born in Scott County, VA on December 18, 1919 to the late Martin J. and Eugenia Stapleton Wood.
In addition to her parents, her husband, J. R. Gilmer; daughter, Jewel G. Ring; sister, Sr. Mary Martin (Elizabeth); and brothers, Clarence Wood, Walter Wood, and Roy Wood preceded her in death.
She is survived by her beloved sister, Pauline Cassell, Gate City, VA her daughters, Peggy G. Sharpe and husband, Gordon, Maryville, TN and Lois G. Quillin and husband, Tommy, Gate City, VA; 6 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren;; and 27 nieces and nephews.
Although Gilmer's early education began in Nickelsville, she graduated from St. Camillis Academy in Corbin, Kentucky. She had been a faithful Catholic all her life and a member of St. Bernards Catholic Church in Gate City, Virginia.
Gilmer suffered a heart attack a few years back when she traveled to Denver, Colorado to see John Paul II during his historic trip to the United States.
At a time when most people have been retired for several years, Mrs. Gilmer, decided at age 87, to take a break from a 13 year career with Experience Works, a national organization that employs low income senior citizens.
The family will receive friends from 12:30 – 2 p.m., Saturday, August 4, 2012 at the Gate City Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Father Roland Hautz officiating.
Burial will follow the service at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, VA. Walter Cassell, Michael Elliott, David Gilmer, Johnny Gilmer, Randy Gilmer, Gary Price, Lowell Williams, Donald Wood, and David Wood will serve as pallbearers. Charlie Gilmer, Johnny Hill, Gary Morelock, Sam Starnes, Bill McCauley and Mark Wood will serve as honorary pallbearers.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Bernards Catholic Church, 139 Linda Street, Gate City, VA 24251.
An online guest register is available for the Gilmer family at www.gatecityfunerals.com.
Gate City Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Lou Jane Gilmer.
CondolencesLois and family I am so sorry for the loss of your mom. I feel your pain. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love Dana
Posted by: Dana Whited Steel, August 09, 2012
Lois and Peggy, so sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. I remember she and my mom were very close over the years. She was loved by our family.Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Polly and Wayne
Posted by: Polly McNutt, August 06, 2012
Lois and Peggy and all the family,
I wanted you to know that I am thinking of you today as you say goodby to Lou Jane. I feel like she was another mother to me because I spent so many nights in your home growing up. She was always so sweet and kind.
Ramona (Dougherty) Rodriguez
Posted by: Ramona Rodriguez, August 04, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in the loss of your Mother. She was a fine lady. Love, Eileen Addington, Kathy and Don Flick, Allen and Jennifer Starnes
Posted by: Jennifer Starnes, August 04, 2012
Lois and Peggy..... I am so sorry for your loss. It really is a loss for all of us who knew her. She was such a wonderful person. I will always remember how nice she was to all of us kids. I will truly miss her!
Posted by: Helen Harris Blevins, August 04, 2012
Lois and family,
Thinking of you and praying for you during the loss of your mother. I didn't know her, but I'm sure she was a fine person and will be missed. Hope you are doing well.
Posted by: Lesa Lane, August 04, 2012
Dear Lois and Tommy,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Lois, I can relate to what you are going through right now, but time will heal and you will only recall the "good times" you and your family had with your mom. God bless you and your family. If there is anything Nancy and I can do just give us a call or email us.
Dan and Nancy Buchtman
Posted by: dan and nancy buchtman, August 03, 2012
My deepest sympathy's for your loss.I remember your mother when she worked with my mother at JCPenny she was such a real nice lady.
Posted by: Raymond Bridwell, August 03, 2012
Lois & Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Both of us have always thought that she was a sweet and special lady who seemed to always have a smile on her face. May God grant you peace and comfort now and always.
Posted by: Tim & Jean Quillen, August 03, 2012
Your mother was a grand lady. Myron and I offer our
heartfelt condolence to you and your family.
Posted by: Betty Salyer, August 02, 2012
Dear Lois, Tommy, Pauline, and Family,
As you all know, Lou Jane was a kind and caring lady who gave so much of herself for others.
We have such fond memories of her and we will also miss her. To be sure, she's up there in heaven even now with the angels and that great big wonderful smile!
Dean and Marilyn Foster
Posted by: Dean & Marilyn Foster, August 02, 2012
We are saddened to hear of your mother's passing. We will keep you and your family in our prayers, especially this weekend. It is so hard to lose a parent, but we know you are at peace that she is now rejoicing and renewed in Heaven. God be with you and your family.
Janice and Bill Rowland
Posted by: Janice and Bill Rowland, August 02, 2012
Peggy, we are so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Posted by: Beverly and Earl Moore, August 02, 2012
Dad had just asked me a few days ago if I had heard anything about Lou Jane and I told him I hadn't. He told me today he saw her notice in the paper. We are so sorry about her passing and our love and prayers are with you. She was always so happy and smiling every time we saw her.
Posted by: Lee Ann McConnell, August 01, 2012
Hello- we are so sorry to hear that Aunt Lou has passed.
It was great to see her last summer and wish we had been able to make it in this year.
Our thoughts are with you during this time. Please take care — wish so much we could be there.
Love and best wishes — Pam, Ally and Wilma Kerr
Posted by: Pam Diwik, August 01, 2012
Peggy and Lois, I am so sorry about the loss of your mother. She was a very special lady. May God bless both of you.
Posted by: Dorothy Moore, August 01, 2012
Lois and Tommy and family,
Just wanted to say that I am thinking of you at this time. May God Bless.
Posted by: Brenda Flora, August 01, 2012
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