November 22, 2011
Gilley, Laura Joan (Byrd), of Big Stone Gap, VA, passed away Tuesday Nov. 22, 2011 at her home surrounded by family and friends. Joan was born in Middlesboro, Kentucky on February 17, 1953 to Homer and Jean Crumley Byrd. She was an active member of East Stone Gap United Methodist Church and served on the Board of Trustees as well as several other areas of service. Joan formerly was employed by Westmoreland Coal Company, Lonesome Pine Realty Company and Gap Development Corporation. She was preceded in death by her mother, Jean Crumley Byrd and her mother-in-law, Irene King Gilley. She is survived by her husband, James Kent "Kenny" Gilley; son, Justin Trevor Gilley; daughter, Brittany Abriel Gilley; stepson, James Kent Gilley, Jr. and wife Susan Carty Gilley; her father, Homer Byrd and brother, Larry Byrd, both of Middlesboro, KY; sisters, Barbara Presley and husband, Buddy of North Augusta, SC, and Linda Daniels and husband, Ed of Rose Hill, VA; father-in-law, James Gilley; brother-in-law, Ralph Gilley and wife Leslie; sister-in-law, Mercedes Gilley Wells and fiancé, Jerry Couch. She had 21 nieces and nephews. A celebration of life service will be held at East Stone Gap United Methodist Church on Sunday, November 27, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. for family and friends. Joan requested those attending wear something pink in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Joan's honor, for cancer related charities to be directed by the family, may be made to East Stone Gap United Methodist Church, PO Box 186, East Stone Gap, Virginia 24246. To view obituary and online registry, please visit www.holdingfuneralhome.com. Holding Funeral Home is honored to serve the Gilley family.
Gilley, Laura Joan (Byrd), of Big Stone Gap, VA, passed away Tuesday Nov. 22, 2011 at her home surrounded by family and friends. Joan was born in Middlesboro, Kentucky on February 17, 1953 to Homer and Jean Crumley Byrd. She was an active member... View Obituary & Service Information
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