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P.O. Box 1135
907 Durham Road
Roxboro, NC, 27573
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Obituary
Mary Day Gillis
January 04, 1928 - August 19, 2017
Born in Person County, NC
Resided in Person County, NC
Visitation
Monday August 21, 2017, 6:30-8 PM
Rock Grove Baptist Church
3190 Allensville Rd.
Roxboro, NC 27574
 
Service
Tuesday August 22, 2017, 11 AM
Church Service
Rock Grove Baptist Church
3190 Allensville Rd.
Roxboro, NC 27574
Mary Day Gillis, 89, of 136 Dorsey Day Road, Roxboro, died Saturday, August 19, 2017. She was born January 4, 1928 in Person County to the late Dorsey Henderson Day and Annie Loyd Davis Day. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Clyde Merritt Gillis; a special uncle, Urel Bruington Day "Uncle Boo"; a sister, Bettie Lee Day Melton; two grandsons, Andy Gillis and Dwayne Robert Gillis; stepmother, Rosa V. Day Russell.

Mary was a lifetime member of Rock Grove Baptist Church. As long as her health allowed she enjoyed singing in the choir, teaching, and serving on church committees. She worked along side her husband at their hardware store C & G Supply Center; a business which provided a great service for many years in Roxboro. Her greatest joy was her family; her husband, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. We will all miss her, but know she is free from pain, resting in our Heavenly Father's arms.

Surviving are her two daughters: Bonnie Montague (Tommy) and Beth Gillis (Danna), all of Roxboro; two sons: Dorsey Gillis (Dorothy), Urel Gillis (Wilma), all of Roxboro; two granddaughters: Annie Montague Whitt (Roger) and Dana Gillis Blackwell (Jody); four grandsons: George Montague (Angie), Phillip Gillis (Beth), John Montague (Apryl) and David Gillis; fifteen great-grandchildren; three sisters: Annie Lou Day Gillis, Mildred "Tom" Day Nelson and Gail Day Collie; numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held 6:30-8 PM Monday, August 21, 2017 at Rock Grove Baptist Church and other times at the home of Mary Gillis.

A memorial service will be 11 AM Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at Rock Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Jimmy Pulliam and Rev. Lindsay Balance-Collins officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Rock Grove Baptist Church Building Fund, 3190 Allensville Road, Roxboro, NC 27574 or Allensville United Methodist Church Piano Fund, c/o Stella Gentry, 80 Dirgie Mine Road, Roxboro, NC 27574.

All the family would like to thank the many caregivers who provided invaluable service with love and care for many years in the home. Also, a special thanks to the staff of Roxboro Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center for their excellent care of Mama her last few weeks of life.