MARYEVVA SHIPLEY GILLIKIN
Maryevva Shipley Gillikin passed away on February 1, 2010. She was the last living child of Zola and Faustine Shipley’s eight children. Maryevva was ninety-one years old, born in Blountville, Tennessee on July 5, 1918. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Wrenn Gillikin after fifty-eight years of marriage. She lived most of her adult life in Johnson City, Tennessee.
She is survived by two daughters, Ann Gillikin Woods and Jane Gillikin Daniel; five granddaughters, Heather Price Haynes, Holly Price Ellis, Mary Martha Daniel, Alice Woods Sword, and Emily Woods Davis; three sons-in-law William L. Woods, James K. Daniel, and James L. Price; seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Maryevva was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Johnson City. She was an avid gardener and a member of the Perennial Garden Club. She volunteered many hours at North Side Hospital in Johnson City. She excelled in her chosen profession as an outstanding mother and grandmother using her many skills as an excellent homemaker. She was also an officer in the Civinettes and a member of the Eastern Star, Nolichucky Chapter.
The family will receive friends from 1 until 1:50 Thursday afternoon, February 4th, at First Presbyterian Church in Bristol, Tennessee. A celebration of Mrs. Gillikin’s life will be held at 2 o’clock with Dr. Gordon Turnbull officiating. Following the celebration service, a committal service will be held at Monte Vista Memorial Gardens in Johnson City.
Pallbearers will be James K. Daniel, Jr., Andrew B. Ellis, James L. Price, Lewis E. Shipley, Walker D. Tanner and Wyatt T. Tanner. The continual prayers, fellowship, and love of the First Presbyterian Churches has comforted us throughout her life and the blessings of this journey. A special thanks goes to the dedicated staff and caregivers of National Healthcare and Broadmore Assisted Living for their loving support and professional care. Memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church in Bristol, Tennessee or First Presbyterian Church in Johnson City, Tennessee. Condolences and memories may be sent to the family and viewed by visiting www.oakley-cook.com. Arrangements especially for Mrs. Gillikin have been made through Oakley‑Cook Funeral Home.