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Cathy Lorraine Hedrick Gillispie

August 10, 1954 — April 22, 2021

Cathy Lorraine Hedrick Gillispie, 66, of Owensboro, entered into heaven on Thursday, April 22, 2021 after a lengthy battle with cancer. Cathy was born August 10, 1954 in South Charleston, West Virginia to the late Walter Russell Hedrick and Deloris Cook. She was a member of Walnut Memorial Baptist Church. During Cathy's full time healthy life, she liked to call herself a domestic engineer. She enjoyed her activities being involved with the church choir, the hand bells, Sunday School, decorating the church, and the many mission trips serving the Lord. Cathy enjoyed music and dancing, bowling, playing games, cornhole, crossword puzzles, being an avid yard saler, an Atlanta Braves and St. Louis Cardinals fan, and dearly loved her life spent with her late husband Darrell. Cathy took great pleasure spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, as well as extended family and friends. In addition to her parents, Cathy was preceded in death by her husband Darrell Wayne Gillispie in 2020 and son, Lesley Wayne Gillispie in 1997.

Those left to cherish her memory include children, Angela Brown and husband Chad and Wesley W. Gillispie and wife DeeAnna L.; eight grandchildren, MacKenzie Brown, Logan (Sara) Brown, Jacob (Mary) Brown, Emily (Koert) Brown, Kaleigh Gillispie, Christopher Gillispie, Jewell (Logan) Hodges, and Blake Hodges; six great grandchildren, Addalyn, Hunter, Lilly, Brooklyn, Rhett, and Mason Brown, and one on the way; sisters, Tina Gillispie Payne and Judy Quinn; several nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles; and her fur baby, Cinder.

A Celebration of Life service for Cathy will be 1 PM Tuesday, April 27, at Walnut Memorial Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Sorgho. Visitation will be from 10 AM until 1 PM Tuesday at Walnut Memorial.

The number of those attending the visitation or service for Mrs. Gillispie shall be within current health and safety directives. Family and friends shall wear appropriate personal protective masks while in the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Western Kentucky, 3419 Wathens Crossing, Owensboro, KY 42301. Memories and condolences can be shared with the family at www.glenncares.com.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

10:00am - 1:00pm (Central time)

Walnut Memorial Baptist Church

519 W Byers Ave, Owensboro, KY 42303

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Celebration of Life

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Starts at 1:00pm (Central time)

Walnut Memorial Baptist Church

519 W Byers Ave, Owensboro, KY 42303

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Interment

Pleasant Grove Baptist Church

5664 KY-56, Owensboro, KY 42301

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