ERWIN — Jeannette Gillis, age 73, 200 Four Seasons Circle, Erwin, passed away Thursday March 29, 2012 in the Hanover Medical Center, Hanover, PA.
She was a native of Frederick, MD, but had lived in Unicoi County for the past 15 years. Mrs. Gillis was a daughter of the late Clarence and Katherine Wiles Myers.
She was a past nursing assistant for Appalachian Christian Village. She was a loving mother and grandmother.
Mrs. Gillis was preceded in death by her husband, Freddie McKinley Gillis Sr., in December 2010.
Mrs. Gillis is survived by 3 sons: Fred Gillis Jr. and wife, Evelyn, Glen Burnie, MD, Allen Gillis, East Berlin, PA, Kirby Gillis, TN; two daughters: Deborah Neiswender and husband, Donald, East Berlin, PA, Kathleen Henry, Erwin; two brothers: Robert and Jr. Myers, both of Baltimore, MD; one sister, June Clough and husband, Reginald, Cool Ridge, West Virginia; 14 grandchildren: Dawn, Charles, Jacob, Fred III, Shannon, Scott, Taylor, Steven, Stacy, Dawn, Shannon and Crissy Gillis, Glenn and Tessia Lynch; 18 great grandchildren: Kevin, Miranda, Melinda, Michael, Madison, Molly, Gavin, Caitlin, Ashley, Matthew, Christian, Steven, Makayla, Cyncere, Trinity, Kamerron, Scott Jr., Daniel Joseph; 1 great-great grandchild, Braylyne; and several nieces and nephews also survive.
The family will receive friends Sunday, April 1, from 4-7 PM at the Robert Ledford Funeral Home.
Graveside service for Mrs. Gillis will be Monday April 2, 2012, at 11:00 AM in Evergreen Mausoleum. Reverend Ron Fender will officiate. Pallbearers will be Allen, Kirby and Scott Gillis, Donald and Kevin Neiswender and Charles Russell. Those attending the service will meet at the funeral home at 10:00 AM to go in procession to the cemetery.
Online condolences, photos and memories may be shared with the Gillis family through our interactive Book of Memories at www.ledfordfuneralhomes.com.
Robert Ledford Funeral Home And Chapel , 720 Ohio Avenue, Erwin, TN, is privileged to serve the Gillis family. (423) 743-1380