Funeral services to honor the life of Mrs. Smith will be held 11:00 AM Saturday at Jones Avenue Baptist Church. Visitation will be held 1 hour prior to the service in the sanctuary. Burial will follow at Westview Cemetery in Easley.
Judy Gillespie Smith, 70, widow of Jerry Ernest Smith, Sr., of 450 Roanoke Road, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 1, 2016 at St. Francis Hospital Downtown.
Born in Easley she was a daughter of the late Hilliard and Burnice Waldrop Gillespie. She retired from the School District of Pickens County where she worked in the cafeteria.
Mrs. Smith loved to cook and she enjoyed teaching her grandchildren how to follow in her footsteps in the kitchen.
Surviving are a daughter, Bridget Smith of the home; two sons, Ernie Smith of Liberty, and Lance Smith (Shannon) of Easley; two sisters, Reba Gilstrap and Karen Griffin (Kenneth) all of Easley; a brother, Gary Gillespie of Easley; 7 grandchildren, Tiffany Smith, Brooklyn Pilgrim, Colie, Carter, Emery, and Marley Smith, and Chevana Anderson; one great grandson, Grady Stewart.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Janice Gerlach and Barbara Robinson, and two brothers, Randy and Billy Gillespie.
The family will be at the home. Liberty Mortuary is handling arrangements.