Martha Jo Gillispie

Published 12:32 pm Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Martha Jo Gillispie, 51, of Farmville and formerly of Buckingham, died November 11, 2015.  Martha Jo was born March 3, 1964, the youngest daughter of the late Carroll and Ann Gillispie.  She was a graduate of Buckingham County High School and a former employee of STEPS, Inc. 

Martha Jo moved to the Woodlands along with her parents during their final years.  She enjoyed the activities, events and friends she made there throughout the years. Martha Jo, or “The Butterfly” as she was affectionately known to the staff, was shown so much love and caring that she remained a resident after the passing of her parents.

She is survived by two sisters, Carolyn G. Grovac of Tampa, FL and Marilyn G. Hanes of Charlotte, NC; two brothers, Carroll Gillispie, Jr. of Farmville and David Gillispie of Accomack; eight nieces and nephews; a great-niece; a great-nephew; and many friends, who all loved her dearly.

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Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 21, at 11 a.m. at Enon Baptist Church with interment in the church cemetery.  The family will receive friends prior to the service, beginning at 10:30 a.m. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Special Olympics Area 12, 2330 Cumberland Road, Farmville, VA 23901.

Dunkum Funeral Home, Dillwyn, is in charge of arrangements.