|Birth: ||Aug., 1881|
|Death: ||Oct. 27, 1963|
Miss Dessie was a country school marm, and once taught at the one room Hebron School(destroyed by fire) that was located next to Hebron Cemetery. Her mother was a sister of the wife(Alice Hedger) of Dudley Moore. Reverend Moore was, at one time, the county school superintendent of Anderson County as well as the minister of Shawnee Run Baptist Church in Mercer County.
Miss Dessie cared for her ailing father, Charles Gillis, after the early death of her mother. She, subsequently, became the surrogate mother for her three nieces after their mother, Annie Thompson Gillis, was unable to fulfill parental responsibility. In addition, Miss Dessie cared for her invalid sister, Frances, until her death in 1953.
Miss Dessie spent the last few years of her life in a nursing home in Harrodsburg.
"Let us labor for the Master from the dawn till setting sun,
Let us talk of all His wonderous love and care;
Then when life is over, and our work on earth is done,
And the roll is called up yonder, I'll be there."
Song: WHEN THE ROLL IS CALLED UP YONDER
Miss Dessie wore a wedding ring on her right hand. It was said that she was engaged to a young man who was killed in WWI.
Charles Henry Gillis (1852 - 1918)
Katherine Irene Hedger Gillis (1855 - 1907)
Dessie Florence Gillis (1881 - 1963)
James William Gillis (1883 - 1961)*
Mary Frances Gillis (1885 - 1953)*
John Henry Gillis (1890 - 1936)*
Created by: rod lewis
Record added: May 25, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 52849284
Added: Oct. 19, 2014