Cindra Rae Stevenson Gillespie, 66, of Cleveland, TN, passed away Saturday, August 11, 2018 in local hospital. She was a member of Shenandoah Baptist Church, where she and her husband were the directors of the DEAF ministries. She was active in the music and the Sunday school ministry. She also served as a volunteer at the Shenandoah Haven for Girls.
She was preceded in death by her parents, James Jobe Stevenson and Glenna Mae Angle Stevenson.
She is survived by her husband, Roger Dale Gillespie of Cleveland, TN; children, Joel Gillespie of Anchor Point, AK and Jana Rae Misner and husband, Charles of Cleveland, TN, daughter-in-law, Daovon Dotson and husband, Jason of Cleveland, TN; six grandchildren, Jasmine and Lanoi Gillespie, Jackson Dotson and Piper, Chevy and Kamden Misner, all of Cleveland, TN; two sisters, Nancy Kay Stevenson Wells and husband James of Carmel, IN and Susan Carol Stevenson Petty and husband, Ron of Marshall, MI; several nieces and nephews.
One of her passions was serving the deaf and hearing impaired community. She was the chairperson for the Chattanooga Chapter of the Registered Interpreters for Deaf (CCRID) for several years. She also founded a chapter in Ohio.
Funeral services will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday August 16, 2018 at Shenandoah Baptist Church, Cleveland, TN with the Reverend Joshua Grubbs and the Reverend David Gamble officiating.
The family will receive friends from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the church prior to the service.
A Celebration of Life will be held in Covington, Ohio at Bridges-Stocker-Fraley Funeral Home, 160 North High Street, Covington OH, 45318, on Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 12:00 noon with their former pastor, Dr. Roger Green officiating. The family will receive friends from 10:00 – 12:00 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home prior to the service. Interment will follow in Miami Memorial Park in Covington.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial donations be made in her honor to, Silent Word Ministries in Trenton, GA or to Bill Rice Ranch in Murfreesboro, TN.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Gillespie family guestbook at www.ralphbuckner.com or www.stockerfraley.com.