Darlene O. Gallimore, 73, of Roanoke, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday August 27, 2013, surrounded by her loving family and friends. She was preceded by her parents, Hebron and Louise O'dell. Mrs. Gallimore was a member of Emmanuel Wesleyan Church for many years. She retired after many years of service as a Secretary at Northside Middle School. A loving wife, mother, grandmother, great- grandmother, sister, and friend she will be dearly missed by all.
Surviving are her loving and caring husband of 55 years, Gordon Gallimore Sr.; three sons, Gordon Gallimore Jr., of South Carolina, Sam Gallimore, of North Carolina, Gary Gallimore and wife, Sandra, of Roanoke; five grandchildren, Allison Key and husband, Jeff, of South Carolina, Jesse Gallimore, Josh Gallimore and wife, Tara, Matthew Gallimore and Christopher Gallimore, all of Roanoke; two great-grandchildren, Jackson Gallimore, Ava Key; two sisters, Loretta Ferris, Jean Cox both of Pulaski; along with many other relatives and dear friends.
The family would like to give a special thank you to the staff of Gentle Shepherd Hospice, family and friends for all their care and support during this difficult time.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Gentle Shepherd Hospice in Mrs. Gallimore's memory.
A funeral service celebrating Mrs. Gallimore's life will be held 11 a.m. Friday, August 30, 2013, at Simpson Funeral Home with Pastors Billy Booth, Frankie Graham, Terry Shaw officiating. Interment will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. Friends may visit with the family Thursday August 29, 2013 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. You may send your condolence to the family by visiting www.simpsonfuneral.com
Arrangements by Simpson Funeral Home and Crematory, 540-366-0707.