Sarah Gillespie Obituary, Death – It is with the deepest regret that I have to inform you that Sarah Ann Scott-Gillespie left this world today. She and Edward Howard Gillespie were, quite simply, two of the most wonderful people anyone could ever have the good fortune to know. Their partnership exemplified what it means to sincerely love someone. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Ed. Sara possessed a charisma that was irresistibly endearing, and her presence could make any place brighter. Her grin and giggle were infectious, and she had the ability to make others laugh at any time.
Her uninhibited nature was the source of many of her passions. The early years of Sara’s life were spent cultivating her love of music. At the age of five, she taught herself how to play the piano, and she went on to educate herself on a variety of instruments, including the oboe, mallet instruments, and eventually the guitar. She had a great time playing in the Ringgold High School Marching Tiger Band as well as the Ringgold High School Symphonic ensembles. She took great joy in lifting her voice in worship to the Lord via song. loving for others, particularly the elderly, was another one of her loves, and she showed her loving side while working as a certified nursing assistant (CNA).
Sara is survived by her children Briley Cropper and Callie Gillespie, parents Michael and Sonya Howard, sister Hannah (Matthew) Swain, brother Zachariah Vaughn, grandmothers Jeanette Dupree, Aiko Slaughter, uncle Bryan Dupree, aunt Vanessa (Stanley) Grell, nephews Levi, Gabreil, Benjamin Swain, cousins Noah, Ava, Alexa Grell and special friends Tim and Sharon Langston. Her cherished grandfather, Raymond Dupree, as well as her younger sister Lindsay Howard, passed away before she did. On July 25, the family will hold a visitation at First Baptist Church in Fort Oglethorpe from 9:00 am to 11:00 am, and a memorial service will take place there immediately after at 11:30 am. Lakewood Memorial Gardens South was chosen as the location for the interment.