Tombstone Tuesday: Remembering Martha Spencer

Martha Spencer was a lovely lady. She contacted me out of the blue to share information with me about my father — they had both been students at Lexington High School. (The Gift of Yearbook Pages) The images and memories she shared with me were priceless. She also gathered other pieces of information that fit into my genealogical puzzle. All of this without compensation. She just enjoyed doing it.

Honor Court, Lexington High School 1954, Martha Spencer and Gil Gillespie, in the back row
Honor Court, Lexington High School 1954, Martha Spencer and Gil Gillespie, in the back row

I had breakfast with my uncle, Reverend Horace Douty a few weeks back and he mentioned Martha Spencer and the sad news that she had passed away.  She had been working with him on his second book about Rockbridge County, doing genealogical research for him.

Martha passed away July 13, 2013, leaving behind brothers and sisters.

I am sad she is gone, but I am very glad that I knew her even though it was a brief time.

And her selfless kindness I shall use as an inspiration.  One should always be happy to help.

Thank you Martha and God Bless.

Tombstone Tuesday — I found my missing Stonewall Jackson Cemetery pics!

I could not remember where I had stashed these.  Eureka they have been found!

These are the tombstones for my previous entries on my Maiden Aunts:

Harriet Ann Gillespie, daughter of Jeremiah Gillespie and Mary E Gillespie, born Jun 14, 1853, Amherst, Virgina, died October 5, 1920, Lexington, Virginia.

Harriet Ann Gillespie’s tombstone, Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery, Lexington, Virginia.

Minnie Maud Gillespie, daughter of Wyatt Paul Gillespie and Laura Cecile Donald, born Jan 29, 1897, Lexington, Virginia, died March 1, 1958, Lexington, Virginia.

Minnie Maude Gillespie, Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery, Lexington, Virginia

Eva Dold Gillespie, daughter of Wyatt Paul Gillespie and Laura Cecile Donald, born July 15, 1901, Lexington, Virginia, died April 13, 1992, Lexington, Virginia.

Eva Dold Gillespie, Stonewall Jackson Cemetery, Lexington, Virginia