Lovely Mae Sturgill Year of Birth: 1958 Place of Birth: Big Stone Gap, VA Date of Death: January 31, 2020
Parents' Names: Betty Phillips Gilley and Jack Benson Gilley Children's Names (and Spouses): Jason and Heather Elkins, Margie Daugherty, Daniel Noble, Ralph Elkins: Grandchildren's Names:Jaden, Harper, and Sebastian Brothers and Sisters: Jackie Gilley, Randall Gilley, Mitchell Gilley, Richard Gilley, Carolyn Norris, Bernita Riddle, Barbara Hembree, Sandra Clark, Mary Gilley Cause of Death Complications from Diabetes. Preceded in Death by Jack Gilley, Randall Gilley, Richard Gilley, Kemp Phillips, Ruby Delph, Lovely Mae White Gilley, Raymond Gilley Jr., and special friend Linda Nichols Lovely was born on May 17, 1958, in Big Ston Gap, VA,
She moved to Fayetteville, NC in 2015 to be with her family. In 2016 she suffered with 2 aneurysms and had a lifelong battle with diabetes. On June 3, 2020, she went into Highsmith Rainey Hospital within stage renal kidney failure and was hospital bound for 8 months when she finally lost her battle in the hospital on January 31, 2020.
Her remains are being handled by Sullivans Highland Funeral Home, and she will be laid to rest in Gilley Family Cemetery in Big Stone Gap, VA.
A celebration of her life will be held in May at the cemetery.
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