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Lois Ruth Gilley

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Wednesday, April 22, 1959 - Saturday, September 25, 2021

Lois Ruth Gilley of Hartford (Kinsaul Community) went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, September 25, 2021 at Southeast Health following a brief illness. She was 62. 

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at Sorrells Funeral Home Chapel in Slocomb with Rev. Wayne Adams officiating. Burial will follow in the Old Sharon-Heavens Gate cemetery in Jack, Alabama with Sorrells Funeral Home of Slocomb directing. 

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday beginning at 10:00am and continuing until service time. 

Lois was born April 22, 1959 in Phenix City, Alabama to the late Leon Sr. and Eva Bernice Bundy Vance. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who loved spending time with her grandchildren and family. Because of her passion to provide love and care to those who were sick and unable to care for themselves, Lois became known to many as their living “Angel before Death”. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.    

In addition to her parents, two sisters: Glenda Nelson and Becky Campbell; along with seven brothers: Junior, Jerry, Jessie, Windy, Jimmy, Winford and Billy Vance, all preceded her in death. 

Survivors include her husband, Joseph Eugene Gilley, daughters, Christy Carswell (Aron) and Aubre’anna Gilley, son, James Eric Boutwell (Trista), sisters, Sheila Armstrong (Melvin) and Tammy Deese, brother, Wendell “Pinky” Vance (Cathy), grandchildren, Damion Carswell, Joseph Boutwell, Trinity Boutwell, Mark Lott, Teagan Boutwell, Lotus Gilley and Stephen Gilley. great grandchildren, Wyatt Carswell, Everleigh Grace Boutwell and Wyonna Carswell, numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.


Funeral Service

Date: Wednesday, September 29, 2021



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Angela Williams

You are a amazing woman Ruthy, you were always there for every one, I am gonna to miss you deeply

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