Theresa Walker Gilley

August 27, 2014

Theresa Walker Gilley, 84, of Cantonment, passed away on Saturday, August 23, 2014. Theresa Walker Gilley “Tea” was born in Barbour County, AL on January 19, 1930, to Lawrence and Laura Walker. She graduated valedictorian from Blue Springs High School in 1947. She received a teaching degree from Troy State Teacher’s College and taught second grade for one year in Tuscaloosa, AL. She married Francis Gilley on February 24, 1951. She was the mother of six children; three boys and three girls. Although Theresa had joined the church and was baptized at an early age, she realized while listening to Evangelist Oliver Greene on the radio that she had never been saved; so she received Jesus Christ as her Savior and was born again. She now resides in Heaven with her Savior, family, and many friends.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Francis Gilley; her parents; three brothers; three sisters; and one great-grandson.

She is survived by her sister, Frances Caudle; sons, Michael Gilley (Tina), Daniel Gilley and Benjamin Gilley; daughters, Carol Kuretz, Judith Doane and Laura Suddarth; 22 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Sam Gilley, Paul Gilley, David Gilley, Luke Gilley, Nathen Kuretz and Jonathan Kuretz.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until 12 p.m., Thursday, August 28, 2014, with funeral services to begin at 12 p.m. at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North with Gary E. Ginsky officiating.

Interment will follow at Barrancas National Cemetery.

Faith Chapel Funeral Home North is entrusted with arrangements.

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