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Jenilea Kaitlyn (Elliott) Gillespie
November 19, 1993 ~ July 25, 2023 (age 29) 29 Years Old
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GILLESPIE, Jenilea Elliott- 29 of Nelson, VA departed this life, Tuesday, July 25, 2023. She was preceded in death by her brother, Brian Puryear, her aunt and uncle, Jamie “GiGi” and Kevin Satterfield, and her aunt Carolyn Hudson. Left to cherish her memory are her beloved husband of ten years, Matthew “Tommy” Gillespie; their two beautiful children, Jason Todd Gillespie, and Izabelle “Belle” Lynn Gillespie; her mother, Pam Elliott (Larry); brother, Justin “Spec” Puryear; maternal grandparents, WG and Janet Elliott; beloved uncle, Casey Elliott; and a vast number of extended family and friends. Jenilea “Lea” was a loving and devoted wife and mother. She was a talented artist, who found pleasure in drawing and creating unique crafts items to share with others. Lea was born and raised in Mecklenburg County and was a graduate of Bluestone High School. She had a huge heart and a gentle spirit and will be greatly missed. Her family will receive friends from 5 – 8 pm, Monday, July 31, 2023, at Wood Funeral Service, 28868 Hwy. 49, Chase City, VA 23924, and at other times in the family home. A graveside service will be held at 11 am, Tuesday, August 1, 2023, at the family cemetery on their property located at 4926 Nelson Church Road, Nelson, VA 24580. The family wishes to thank everyone for their amazing outpouring of love and support during this difficult time. And also, a special thank you to Monaghan Funeral Home in Mechanicsville, VA, and to Wood Funeral Service of Chase City for their kindness and help in handling the arrangements. Serving as pallbearers will be Tommy Gillespie, Casey Elliott, Christoffar Hodge, Alfredo Gonzalez, Austin Allison, and David Martin, with Jason Gillespie and Justin “Spec” Puryear as honorary pallbearers.