Almond, Jeraldine Gillespie

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Jeraldine Gillespie Almond, 89, of Blacksburg, went to be with her Lord and Savior on November 6, 2020. “Jerry” was born October 4, 1931 to Joseph and Willie Lucille Gillespie in Paces, VA. She is predeceased by her husband, Richard Almond Sr, and her brothers, Harold Gillespie and Karl Gillespie Sr.

She will be missed by her children, Connie (Steve) Lowe, Richard, Jr. (Cheryl) Almond and Tammy (Allen) Hypes, her six grandchildren and nine great-grand children. She is also survived by her sister Edith Simms, brother-in-law Donald Almond and sisters-in-law Carol Bailey and Carol Ann Almond along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Jeraldine enjoyed her work for many years with First VA Bank in Blacksburg. She was a long-time member of Blacksburg First Church of God where she was a choir member and served as Sunday School teacher and in other offices.

The graveside service will be held Monday, November 9, at 11:00 am at Westview Cemetery in Blacksburg with Pastor David Ansley officiating. The family would like to extend special thanks to all those who cared for “Mom” at Commonwealth in Christiansburg and to Good Samaritan Hospice who was our lifeline to her during the pandemic when visiting was non-existent.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Blacksburg Fire and Rescue or Blacksburg First Church of God. Arrangement provided by MCoy Funeral Home. Covid restrictions will be observed