Virginia Mae Weeks Gilchrist was born June 12, 1931 in Florence, Alabama, the daughter of the late Charlie and Lillie Burns Weeks. She married Earl Edward Gilchrist in Lauderdale County, AL. Mrs. Gilchrist departed this life February 3, 2020 at North Alabama Medical Center, Florence, Alabama at the age of 88 years, 7 months, 22 days. Mrs. Gilchrist enjoyed quilting, canning vegetables, and working in her flower garden. She was a member of the Cypress Oak Grove Church where she loved attending and singing.
She is survived by sons, David Gilchrist, wife, Glenda of Cypress Inn, TN, Thomas Gilchrist, wife, Nancy of Iron City, TN; a brother, Harlan Weeks, wife, Helen of Granger, IN; two grandchildren, David Earl Gilchrist, Jr. and Destinee Gilchrist; two great-grandchildren, Remington Johnson and Mia Kate Gilchrist; several half-brothers, half-sisters, and nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Gilchrist was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Edward Gilchrist, two brothers, Gene and Paul Weeks, two sisters, Clara Juanita (Tootsie) Weeks and Sarah Catherine Weeks Hines.
Her family wishes to give a special thank-you to all her neighbors and friends who helped watch and care for her in her later years and Dr. Felix Morris for his care.
Services were Friday, February 7, 2020 at 2:00 PM at Shackelford Funeral Directors Chapel, Collinwood, TN with Robert Marks and Gene Kelley officiating. Burial followed in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Lutts, Tennessee with Shackelford Funeral Directors, Wayne County, assisting the family. Pallbearers, David Gilchrist, Jr., Dexter Weeks, Gene Balentine, John Montgomery, Jeff Wilkerson, and Blake Quillen. Honorary pallbearer, Alvin Morton.