Mary Lou Presley

Mary Lou Presley

Mary Lou Presley

Mary Lou Gilliam Presley, 62, of Vanceburg, passed away Monday, March 21, 2016, at Hospice of Hope Kenton Point in Maysville.

She was born September 6, 1953, in Lewis County, a daughter of the late James Richard and Louise Bryant Gilliam.

Mary attended the Southern Manor Church and worked for US Shoe in Vanceburg. She enjoyed cooking, working in flowers, sewing, and spending time with family, especially her grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Jack Gilliam; and two sisters, Callie Brown and Darlene Hackworth.

Mary is survived by her husband of 45 years, James “Jim” Presley of Vanceburg; one son, Jamie Ray Presley of Morehead; two daughters and sons-in-law, Mona Lisa and Mike Thaxton of Columbus, South Carolina, and Elizabeth Ann and Joseph Dyer of Vanceburg; seven grandchildren; four-great grandchildren; six brothers and five sisters-in-law, Adrian and Judy Gilliam of Greenbay, Wisconsin, Maurice and Pauline Gilliam, Henry Gilliam, Rocky and Edna Gilliam, Gordon and Dorothy Gilliam, and Wayne and Tammy Gilliam, all of Vanceburg; and three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Alice and Jack Smith, Laura Gilliam and her companion, Chuck Bivens, and Tammy and Dean Cooper, all of Vanceburg. She also leaves many other family members and friends who will sadly miss her.

Services will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 25, 2016, at Dickerson Funeral Home in Vanceburg with Bro. Arthur Moore officiating. Burial will follow in Lewis County Memory Gardens at Black Oak.

Friends may visit from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Thursday, March 24, 2016, and until the service hour on Friday at Dickerson Funeral Home, 110 West Second Street in Vanceburg.

Joe Dyer, Jed Dyer, Bub Brown, Jamie Presley, Dean Cooper and Chuck Blevins will serve as pallbearers.

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