Freda E. (Mason) Gillespie

Freda E. (Mason) Gillespie, age 88, of West Hill Road (formerly of W. Wilford Street) Grafton, WV, passed away Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at the home of Lonnie and Donna Mayle.


She was born March 8, 1931 in Taylor County, WV, a daughter of the late Thomas Roy Mason and Rosamond Ferne (Frederick) Mason.


She is survived by two sons, Thomas R. Gillespie and wife Judy of Grafton and Terry W. Gillespie and wife Cindy of Chester, VA; four grandchildren, Christa Kinsey and husband Ben and Bryan Gillespie and wife Kym all of Grafton, Marcus Gillespie of Herndon, VA and Jacqueline Gillespie of Chester, VA; five great-grandchildren, Mason and Chace Kinsey and Colton, Carter, and Cayden Gillespie, all of Grafton; also survived by several nieces and nephews.


In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harold R. Gillespie who passed away in 1977 and her sister, Kathryn “Kitty” Taylor.


Freda worked at the Grafton City Hospital in the business office for 30 years.

She was a member of the Church Circle 4, Woodmen of the World Sorority, Eastern Star-Naomi Chapter 12, the Hospital Auxiliary, and the Democratic Executive Committee.

She was a member of the Church of the Good Shepherd in Grafton.


The family will receive friends at the Donald G. Ford Funeral Home in Grafton on Saturday, February 29, from 10:00 a.m. until the funeral hour.


Funeral services will follow at noon, with Rev. Matthew Dotson officiating. Interment at the Woodsdale Memorial Park Cemetery in Grafton.


A special thank you to Donna Mayle and her family for all the loving care given to our loved one.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Amedisys Hospice  P.O. Box 366 Anmoore, WV 26323.

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