June 23, 1931 - October 15, 2015
Jacksonville, FL Lois Jean (Morris) Gilley, 84, passed away on October 15, 2015, after a long battle with cancer. She was born in Derby, Virginia, on June 23, 1931, to Charles Hayes and Nancie ‘Hall’ Morris. She was married on July 19, 1956, to Donald Eugene Gilley of Big Stone Gap, Virginia. She was a devoted mother and homemaker, teaching kindness and generosity to all those who were blessed to know her. She brought a smile and laughter with her everywhere she went. Slow to anger and quick to forgive, through her example, she taught those around her the importance of serving others. In her youth, she played the organ at the United Methodist Church in Derby. Throughout her life she continued to praise God and delight her family through her gift of music. She was preceded in death by her husband Donald Eugene Gilley, her brothers Fred, James, Roy and Carl Morris, and her sisters Edith Gillenwater and Mabel Morris. She is survived by her sister Gladys Cox, her daughters Donna Flores and Nancy Critzer, and her sons Clint, Jessie, Pat, Mike, David, and Donald Wayne Gilley. She is also survived by her grandchildren Lindsay Jackson, Joani Jarman, Crystal Meade, Michelle Gilley, Christopher and Chase Gilley, Jessica Alfonso , Douglas, Patrick Jr., Stephen , Andrew, Grace, Jack, Tyler, and Hayden Gilley and fifteen great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday (Oct. 24, 2015) at Holding Funeral Home (17 E. 3rd St., N.) in Big Stone Gap, VA. The funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow in the Glencoe Cemetery, Big Stone Gap. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. To view the obituary online and offer condolences, please visit www.holdingfuneralhome.com. Holding Funeral Home is serving the Gilley family.
Jacksonville, FL Lois Jean (Morris) Gilley, 84, passed away on October 15, 2015, after a long battle with cancer. She was born in Derby, Virginia, on June 23, 1931, to Charles Hayes and Nancie ‘Hall’ Morris. She was married... View Obituary & Service Information
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