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Celebrating the life of

Judith Ann Gillespie

December 16, 1937 - May 19, 2023

 You Will Always be our Sunshine

Judith Ann Gillespie

Judith Ann Gillespie, beloved mother and friend, died peacefully on Friday, May 19,  2023 at her home from complications following a stroke.  Judith’s best friend, her cat Scout, was by her side.

Judith was born in Sidney, OH on December 16, 1937 to the late Mildred Vivian Webster Roeller and Carl Ray Roeller. Judith married the love of her life, the late David Miller Gillespie and together, they had three children and two grandchildren that she loved fiercely.  

Judith loved life, nature, and all living things.  She played Duplicate Bridge with a vengeance and was proud to have earned the status of “Life Master”. While Judith traveled the world, she made good and lasting friendships wherever she went. She was an artist at heart and was blessed with the ability to find beauty in almost anything and everything.

Helping others brought Judith great joy. She will always be remembered for her strength, forgiving nature, and her humble and generous heart. She was a loving confidante to her family and friends; she provided wise advice that would see them through any situation.

In addition to her parents and husband, Judith was preceded in death by her two brothers, Carl Ray Roeller Jr. and Jack Franklin Roeller. 

She leaves behind her children, Jacquee` Rae Gillespie, Robert Scott Gillespie, and Carolyn Gillespie Love; granddaughters, Maer Judith Gillespie and Greer Elizabeth Gillespie.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests you consider a donation in Judith's memory to the University of GA Marine Extension Center Aquarium.

 "You Will Always be our Sunshine"






I am so sorry to learn of Judy's death. We were roommates during our freshman year at the University of Cincinnati. I will always remember our friendship which began in 1955, and lasted through the years. My sincere condolences to Judy's family.

- Julie Malvase Randall, Seattle, WA

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel