Alice Jean Gillispie was born December 3, 1964 in Gary, Indiana and departed this life November 23, 2020. Her parents where Mattie and Clifton Gillispie Sr. who preceded her in death. Alice was 55 years old and a graduate of Bloomington High School. She started her first job at Arby's, where she learned the skills of serving people. She was also employed by OSF St. Joseph Hospital where she worked as a Records Clerk.
Private family services will be held. Interment will be at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery in Bloomington.
Survivors: two brothers, Clifton (Juanita) Gillispie Jr. and Dwight (Sharon) Gillispie, both of Normal, IL ; one sister, Lucy D (Clyde) Gulley, Peoria, IL Eight nieces, Tanika(Mike), Selina(Maria) Latricia; 7 nephews, Tirel(Katrina), Doron, Colin(Courtney), Anthony (Juandah), Dwight Jr. (Micaela), Shay; and a host of cousins that all loved Alice dearly.
Alice was a dedicated member of the Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church. While serving there she was a faithful choir member and attended bible study and it was there on November 22, 2000, that she was given the vison to develop a Food Pantry with the purpose of helping people that have needs. From the first endeaver in December 2000, the very first coat givaway after the event the ministry never stop growing. The vision quickly developed into the Mt. Pisgah Food Pantry where she started as manager then to Director of a very successfull ministry that grew to feed more than 250 families each week.
Alice was also very creative and when it came to decorating the church or help with a wedding she would jump at the chance to be part of the team. She over the years would become the point person to helping make sure that things would get done and she would often fall into the leadership roll. If the event involed food, Alice would show off her skills that she gained from the great home cooking of her mother Ms Mattie on everthing from Sock-It-To-Me cakes to her signature, cole slaw with the spaghetti, of course.
If you knew Alice Jean Gillispie, she was always hard at work ready to lend her opinon on things that mattered. In keeping with finding ways to serve people, she found great joy in just going to McDonalds, where she worked with "the crew". Her co-workers quickly became her buddies and they became very fond of Alice.
The Gillispie family appreciates the care and love that has flowed from each of you. Thank you for helping us make through this time of loss and transition.
The family has entrusted Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home, Bloomington, with the care of their loved one.
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