Priscilla Fern Lykins
Priscilla Fern Lykins was a caring mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She left this world on Saturday 20, 2021, at age 90, after a fall. She lived a full life as a wonderful mother, homemaker and worker in the service industry. Fondest childhood memories for her daughters were her singing to musicals and country music while ironing and keeping an eye on the soaps or walking back roads in Jeffersonville picking flowers. She loved Bingo, puzzles and could play a mean game of Rummy right up to the end. We loved her spaghetti sauce and have been trying to mimic it ever since.
She was born to Aloysius and Clio Gillespie on September 27, 1930. Priscilla is survived by her brother and wife, Burt and Lois Gillespie, sister, Connie Edwards and sister Rose Allen. She was predeceased by brothers: Maurice and Robert and sisters: Raphiella, Juanita, Naida and Barb. She had numerous and loving nephews and nieces.
Priscilla had four daughters: Valarie Thomson, Sharon Lykins-Brown and Karen Lykins, and Rhonda Kaye, waiting for her in the hereafter. Her grandchildren were the joy of her life and affectionately dubbed her "Grandma Gum." Jesse (Lindsey) Wing, Erica (Craig) Brinkman, Matthew (Alicia) Clayton, Skylar Many, Paige (Shayne) Ellis Morgan (Nicole) Spooner, and Justin Clayton, who predeceased her in 2015. She had ten great grandchildren: Lucas and Jacob Wing, Faith, Bailey and Peyton Brinkman, Miles and Corinna Priscilla Clayton, Crosby Pratt, Rigley Spooner and Archer Ellis. For all of us, we will miss hearing "I do" after telling her I love you.
Priscilla didn't want a memorial service. A celebration of life and scattering of ashes will be held by the immediate family some time in the summer. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Homeward Bound, Addison County's Humane Society.
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Published by The Burlington Free Press from Mar. 31 to Apr. 4, 2021.