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Erika C. Gillespie

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Erika C. Gillespie

Age 91, formerly of Newark, DE, passed away on Tuesday, September 15, 2015, at Brandywine Nursing Home, Wilmington, DE.

Mrs. Gillespie had been a homemaker for the majority of her life, although she had worked in the war effort during WWII. She especially loved her family and was exceedingly kind to her pets. She was a professed Christian.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Hugo and Meta Seyffarth, and sister, Johanna. Her husband of 62 years, Roderick J. Gillespie, Sr., was deceased in 2005. She is survived by her daughter, Regina Crawford, and her husband, Steve of Newark, DE; son, Roderick J. Gillespie, Jr. and his wife, Geraldine of New Castle, DE; and grandchildren, Zachary, Andrew and Alan Crawford; and step-grandchildren, Amanda Humphreys and Henry Eckhardt.

The family wishes to thank Brandywine Nursing Home for her care over the last ten years.

A service will be held on Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 10:30 am at the Gebhart Funeral Home, 531 Delaware St., New Castle, DE, where friends may visit with the family from 10:00 - 10:30 am. Burial will follow immediately thereafter at Silverbrook Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Compassionate Care Hospice, 405 East Marsh Lane, Newport, DE 19804.

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Published in The News Journal on Sept. 20, 2015
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