Margaret Boyce

Margaret Delores Boyce (Gillespie)

Friday, October 12th, 1945 - Friday, January 1st, 2021
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Mrs. Margaret Delores Boyce, 75, of 905 Robys Place, Statesville, passed away Friday, January 1, 2021, at the Gordon Hospice House following an extended illness. She was born in Mocksville, NC on October 12, 1945 and was the daughter of the late Walker L. Gillespie and Carrie Gaither Gillespie. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by sisters, Mary Frances Goldsmith and Kara Garnell James; two brothers, Jerry Lee Gillespie and James Ralph Gillespie. She was married to John Boyce, who survives.

She was a graduate of Unity High School and Mitchell Community College. She retired from Bridgford Foods of North Carolina. She attended Mt. Nebo Baptist Church and also attended her son’s church, Denny Grove AME Zion Church of Wilkesboro, NC.

In addition to her husband, John Boyce of the home; she leaves to cherish the memory of her life, her son, Michael (Delores) Gillespie; her daughter, Vanessa Gillespie-Crudup; a brother, Charles (Diane) Gillespie; three sisters, Brenda Caldwell, Kimberly Kimbrough amd Michelle Boller; her grandchildren, Sierra Gillespie, Michael (Nacole) Gillespie, Jr., E’kiah Gillespie, and Kenyana Gillespie; great grandchildren; two sisters-in-law; a brother-in-law, her father-in-law; and a host other nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Celebration of Life Services will be conducted on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, at 11:00 a.m., at The Belmont Cemetery. Reverend Michael Gillespie will officiate.

GENERAL PUBLIC VIEWING WILL BE HELD ON Tuesday, January 5, 2021 beginning from 11:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. and resume Wednesday Morning, January 6, 2021 from 10:00 A.M. until 10:30 a.m. You can also view Mrs. Boyce’s remains virtually on-line at:, search, Mrs. Margaret Delores Boyce.

Visit the Book of Memories for Mrs. Margaret Delores Boyce at: Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home is serving the Boyce Family.
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Posted at 10:16am
Vanessa/Michelle & Family, our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. With deepest sympathy -- ELT EAs
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Kenya D. Gillespie

Posted at 09:49am
Thank you for being the very best grandmother my son could've had. You loved and cherished him like no other and for that, I am forever grateful.
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Kenya Gillespie

Posted at 09:45am
Lois - I can't say enough about how much you've impacted my life by being the best grandmother a child could ask for. You were loving and such a kind hearted woman. Thank you for being the great person you were. You are loved by many and will be missed.

Odell and Vivian Brawley Williams

Posted at 03:39pm
Rev. Mike and Vanessa, Odell and I were sorry to learn of the passing of your mother. We send our sincere sympathy and pray God's comfort through this very difficult time. We love you.
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Brian Stevenson Posted at 10:55pm

It’s hard to say goodbye so I’ll say see you later. You will be truly miss but never forgotten. To the family be strong and keep the love she shared with everyone. Love Stevenson family

Deforte Tucker Porter Posted at 08:50am

God bless you Michael this DEFORTE. Sorry for your loss. Prayers are with you and your family.

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