Dr. Cynthia Gillespie

Published 12:00 am Friday, March 22, 2019

Funeral services for Dr. Cynthia Ann Gillespie,
will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday March 27, 2019 in the Cooper Baptist Church in Leesville with Rev. Edgar Evans officiating. Burial will follow in the Cooper Cemetery under the direction of Labby Memorial Funeral Home of Leesville.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 from 4:00PM until 9:00PM, and on Wednesday from 8:00AM until service time in the church.
Dr. Gillespie was a native of Pennsylvania, but had made Vernon Parish her home. She was a
Veteran of the United States Army where she served her country proudly. She received her undergraduate degree from Davis & Elkins College in West Virginia. She earned her Doctorate at Northwestern State University. She served as Assistant
Principal and Principal of Pickering High School before moving to Director of Curriculum at the Vernon Parish School Board. After several years as the Director of Curriculum she was appointed as the Superintendent of Vernon Parish Schools, where she
served until her retirement. She was a member of Alpha Delta Kappa and Cooper Baptist Church. She served for many years on the Board of Directors for the Rapides Foundation, and was very active in many charitable organizations.
She is
preceded in death by her parents, Robert & Ruth Gillespie; One Brother: David Gillespie; One Niece: Rhonda Brown
Cindy is survived by her three Sisters: Roberta Brown of Elwood City, PA, Donna Kelly and husband Tim of Elwood City, PA,
Amy Ferrese and her husband Joe of Mars, PA; Several Nieces, Nephews, and Great Nieces and Nephews, and a host of dear, wonderful friends.
The family has asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Cooper Baptist Church Life
Center Fund.
Words of comfort may be expressed to the Gillespie Family at www.labbymemorial.com.