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1865 Eastern Ave SE
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Sherman Gillespie

Sherman Dwight Gillespie

Wednesday, September 11th, 2019
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Sherman D. Gillespie, age 69, was born December 25, 1949 in Athens, TN to Cletus Franklin and Viginia Jo Gillespie.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sister; Cleta J. Walls, brother; Thomas C. Gillespie, Sr., wife; Ivy Jean Kilgore-Gillespie and life long friend; Glenn Witt.

On September 11, 2019 Sherman Dwight Gillespie, surrounded by all of his family, was peacefully swept up and brought into the comforting arms of His Lord and Savior. Where he is free from all pain and illness he has been made whole and given the ability to be with everyone he loves at the exact same time. Just as he always wanted it.

He leaves to cherish his memory his wife; Eva C. Gillespie, 5 children; Kevin, Traci (Victor), Maine “Du”, Brooke and Sian-Sherman (Angela), 19 grandchildren; Devon, Mykael, Anton “Rudy”, Domonique, Paris, Kevin, Jr., Shamila, Schanika, Marquis, Montreon, Mehki, Andreas “AJ” (Abrina), Shawn, Brooklyn, Tishara, Candice, Keion, Sian-Sherman,III, Aasim Thomas, 14 great grandchildren; Anton, Jr., LeVian, Legacy, Nasir, Azai, Olivia Monae, Omari Keelan, Miyah, Mykael, Jamarius, Aubri, Alijah, Nyla, Journey, Keionna and Keion, Jr., Special friends; Darnell LaGrone, Calvin Whitley, Emmitt Davis, Jeffery Perkins and Clyde Sims, MORE than a host of cousins and friends. Sherman loved everyone and he got that love in return. He saw and received his flowers while he was here to enjoy them!!!!

Funeral services are as follows:
Visitation Monday, September 16, 2019 1-5 PM at Messiah Missionary Baptist Church, 513 Henry, and Tuesday, September 17, 2019 from 1-5 PM at First Community AME Church, 500 James st. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at First United Methodist Church, 227 Fulton, 10:00 am Family Hour 11:00 am Funeral service
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Harold (Brooks) Cartwright

Posted at 10:21pm
To the family of Sherman Dwight Gillespie, I wish to offer my deepest condolences to you all on Sherman's passing. He trained me while was serving my apprenticeship at the Perry Funeral Home of Battle Creek, Mich. from March 0f 1976- March 1977 prior to enlisting into the U.S. Army. After my military service, aI did obtain my Funeral Director/ Embalmer licenses in the State of Texas. Sherman's taking time and PATIENCE paid off thanks to Shermwn's teaching me. Sherman, thank you for the teaching and the great sense of humor and humility that you shared with me and OTHERS. REST IN PEACE.

Harold (Brooks) Cartwright

Larry battle

Posted at 08:30pm
It was with great sadness that we learned of Sh passing. Please accept our heartfelt condolences and we hope that in a small way they help through these trying times.

Larry battle

Posted at 08:29pm
It was with great sadness that we learned of Sherman (Damico) passing. Please accept our heartfelt condolences and we hope that in a small way they help through these trying times.

The Robinson's Family

Adgie Hoskins

Posted at 08:08am
Sherman Gillespie was so kind to me when my mother passed away, I could not have gotten through that without his kindness. He will be greatly missed.

Adgie Floyd-Hoskins

Alexander Thomas

Posted at 11:54am
You demonstrated that Friendship Is Essential To The Soul!

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