The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


January 6, 2014

Obituaries — Monday, Jan. 6, 2014


Frances Mae Gillispie Dickens

Frances Mae Gillispie Dickens of Rock Creek, WV, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 4th, 2014, at Raleigh General Hospital, Beckley, WV.

She was born October 28th, 1929, at Reidsville, North Carolina, a daughter of the late John Henry Thomas Gillispie and Florence Doss Gillispie.

She was a pastor’s wife of the Jesus Church for about 65 years, and also a dedicated Christian.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Clinton Dickens for 64 years, a daughter, Thelma Dickens, a son, Clifford Dickens, and granddaughters Kimberly and Frances K. Dickens, and a daughter-in-law Rebecca Dickens, brothers, Johnny Gillispie, sisters, Sally, Effie, Evelyn.

She is survived by her loving family: children, Charles and wife Sandra Kay Doss Dickens of Eunice, Jerry G Dickens of Rock Creek, Betsy and Robert Loudermilk Sr. of Rock Creek, James R. and wife Kay of Naoma, David D. and wife Judy of Jumping Branch, Thomas H. and wife Dena of Thomasville, North Carolina; sisters, Mary and Mamie; brothers, Sam and Franklin. Grandchildren: Sheila and Billy, Tammy and Kelly, Charles and Danielle, James Ray Jr., Jody, Makayla, Miranda and Derek, David Jr., Harrison, Samantha, Carlos and Kim, Robert Jr. and Mendy, Bruce and Alison, Tracy. Stepchildren: Savanah, Corey, Misty, Michael. Great-grandchildren: Aaron and Chelsey, Andrew and Brittany, Steven, Maggie, Rebecca, Seth, Joseph, Chole, Caleb, Hanna, Abel, Lilly, Bryan, Treaton, Abigail, Kaylynn, Alicia, Bruce Jr., Nicole, Arianna, Destiny, Zack, Jr. Lee, Elaina. Great-great-grandchild: Abigail.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon, January 8, 2014, at 1 o’clock in the Armstrong Funeral Home, Whitesville, WV, with Bishop Leonard Dickens and Pastor Donnie Russell and singers Turner Family. Interment is in Pineview Cemetery, Orgas, WV.

Visitation will be Tuesday from 6 to 9 at the funeral home.

Armstrong Funeral Home is serving the family.

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