Janice Peele Gillespie

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Janice Peele Gillespie died December 12, 2015 at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola, Fla. at the age of 72. She was surrounded by her family. Jan was born on October 3, 1943 in Gibson, N.C. to the late, Ervin and Thelma Peele. After graduating with the Class of 1961 from Gibson High School, Gibson, N.C., Jan attended UNC Wilmington prior to enlisting in the United States Air Force. She met and married the late, Lloyd "Jerry" Gillespie while serving her country in January, 1967. After her military discharge she began a career with the civil service. During her military and civil service career she was stationed in the Philippines, Merced, Calif., Pensacola, Fla. and in Anniston. She received numerous commendations in both the military and civil service. After retiring from government service in 2010, Jan worked part-time for the Alabama Drug Task Force in Anniston. In 2014, she left Anniston to return to Pensacola to be closer to her two children. Jan is survived by her sons, David Gillespie and Dan (Niki) Gillespie, both of Pensacola, Fla.; siblings, Willis (Sharmaine) Peele, of Fayetteville, Ga. and Beth (Don) Hardee, of Bagdad, Florida. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Jan is preceded in death by her sisters, Arlene Peele, Louise Hartley, Billie McMillan and Peggy Peele, all from North Carolina. Jan was a devoted mother, sister and aunt who will be missed very much. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. at Barrancas National Cemetery, Tuesday, December 29, 2015. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the . Trahan Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Published in The Anniston Star on Dec. 23, 2015
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