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Lola Gillispie


Saturday, September 19, 2020 at 2:00 pm

Crossroads Church


Lola Mae Gillispie, 87, of  Hagerstown, MD, passed away, Sunday, August 30, 2020, at her home. Lola lived most of her adult life in Sophia, WV, before moving to Hagerstown, MD in 2000.

Born Sunday, July 16, 1933 in Landisburg, WV, she was the daughter of the late John Smith and the late Lona (Puckett) Smith.

Lola was a graduate of Nutall High School and later from St. Mary's School of Nursing in Huntington, WV.

After graduating, she worked as a nurse at Beckley VA Medical Center for over 30 years.

She was a member of Sophia United Methodist Church prior to becoming a member of Crossroads Church in State Line, PA.

Lola loved her family and to her, everyone was family. She loved to bowl, was a seamstress, an avid reader and loved to sing.

She is survived by her daughter, Jennifer Barrett (Tim) of Hagerstown, MD; two granddaughters, Logan Barrett and Sarah Barrett; three step daughters, Andrea Gillispie (Janet), Kim Aylor (Butch) and Jill Greene and one step son, Thomas Gillispie (Nancy).

She was preceded in death by her sister, Ruth Naomi McCune and brother, John W. Smith.

Services will be held Saturday, September 19, 2020 at 2:00 pm, at the Crossroads Church, 15799 Pennsylvania Ave S., State Line, PA 17263,  with the Pastor Walt Roberts officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to your local Hospice organization.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Guest Book

We are sorry for your loss, she was an AMAZING woman. She will truly be missed. We are here for anything you guys need. I'm so glad she is at peace now.

The Goukers

Jennifer, thanks for sharing mom with all of us! Much love to you and the family.

Tina Hudson
Greencastle, PA

Our condolences to Jennifer and family. I'm certain that they are missing Lola very much. Lola was such a sweet and kind person and always had a smile for everyone.

Treena Moran
Martinsburg, WV

My heartfelt sympathy to Lola's family in her passing. I also worked at the Beckley VA Medical Center for 30 years and knew her well. She was a wonderful lady with a sweet personality - a joy to know. May God comfort you during this sad time. 2 Corinth. 1:3

Ocala, FL

Jennifer and family, we are so sorry for your great loss. We’re praying that your many dear memories will comfort you as you miss her daily presence. What a wonderful, special lady she was! God bless you and your family. Hugs and prayers as you adjust to life without her.

Steve and Deb Shuck
State Line , PA



I am so sorry for your loss.

Patty Barnhart
Hagerstown, MD

Fred Giles
Hagestown , Md

Growing up with Jennifer, Lola was my second mother at my home away from home. She was one of the kindest people I’ve been honored to have in my life. I’ll always cherish my beautiful memories with her. She welcomed me into her home as practically one of her own and I will forever hold her dear in my heart. Sincerely, Kim Small Morris

Kim Small Morris
Mabscott, WV

I have been blessed by your mother. Always smiling whenever we crossed paths coming/going to Crossroafs church. Such a beautiful sole who now is singing n dancing with our Lord and savior. Hugs,luvs and prayers to Jennifer, Tim and the girls. Anita

Anita Easterday Goad
Boonsboro , Maryland

We loved your Mama, always sweet and smiling. She is now in the presence of her Lord and Savior certainly singing His praises! ❤ Love and Prayers, Mike, Kay and Michael

Kay Brown
Waynesboro, PA

I have missed seeing Lola Mae around family reunions. She was always so kind and funny. Her smile lit up a room. Love to Jen and her family!

Terri Morgan
Herndon, VA

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