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“I'm so sorry for you loss. Praying for you all in this difficult time. ”
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“Prayers for the family. I knew them all many years ago when Don was my baseball coach. ”
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Our sweet daughter, mother, sister, Wendy Gillespie Howard , of Morganton, left us on the afternoon of 05/10/2022 at home surrounded by family and friends. She was 55 years old.

Wendy is preceded in death by: grandparents George William and Maggie Cook Price, and Bill and Cora Fortner Gillespie. Uncles Virgil, Johnny, and George Price and Jack, Ed, and Dean Gillespie. Also two Aunts Joyce Dube, and Joe Ann Glazebrooks. She left behind her loving parents Donald and Willie Price Gillespie, a brother Donnie Gillespie of Morganton and a sister Dawn Gillespie Ross of Marion; Her legacy and two sons Victor Ramsey of the home and Adam Moon of Wisconsin, and her grandson Grayson Ramsey, as well as a number of nieces and nephews.

The family would like to invite friends and family to celebrate Wendy's life with them on Monday, May 16, 2022 at 1:00pm at Lake James State Park Paddy's Creek picnic shelter. Guests are encouraged to dress casual and bring a covered dish or picnic as Wendy wanted to be celebrated in this way. The family sends a special thank you to Amorem Hospice, Donna Miller Harbison, and Beth Morgan.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations or volunteer hours be given in Wendy's honor to Burke County Animal Shelter.

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