|Birth: ||Feb. 20, 1919|
|Death: ||Aug. 25, 2009|
Lucie Guerrant Gillespie Greever, 90, passed away on Tuesday, August 25, 2009, at her home in Burke's Garden, Va. Lucie was born February 20, 1919, to William M. and Mary Hamlin Guerrant Gillespie. Educated at Tazewell County schools, Hollins College, and the University of Virginia School of Architecture, Lucie was the first woman to graduate from the School of Architecture. Following her graduation, Lucie worked as an architect in Bluefield, W.Va. She later practiced her profession from home, drawing for family and friends. Her mark can still be seen on structures throughout Tazewell County.
She married Edgar Philip Greever on July 8, 1950. Lucie was an avid supporter of the Crab Orchard Museum, serving as a board member and chairwoman. She was a Girl Scout leader; a member of the Tazewell Community Hospital Auxiliary; and a supporter of numerous charities including the Burke's Garden Fire Department and Rescue Squad. For over 50 years, Lucie enjoyed her many friends in the Tazewell Bridge Club. She attended Central Lutheran Church of Burke's Garden, Va.
She was predeceased by her parents; one son, Edgar Philip Greever Jr.; and son-in-law, William T. Brooks.
She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Edgar Philip Greever; her three daughters and their husbands, Nancy Patricia Greever Brooks, Lucinda Gillespie Greever Nicholson and Joe Arlington Nicholson, and Eleanor Elizabeth Greever Lewis and Thad Quinton Lewis; six grandchildren, William Philip Greever Brooks and his wife, Andrea Notaro Brooks, Jefferson Gillespie Brooks, Lucie Elizabeth Lewis, Thad Quinton Lewis III, Samuel Arlington Nicholson, and Anna Elizabeth Nicholson; and one greatgrandchild, Olivia Taylor Brooks. She is also survived by her sister, Mary Gillespie Adams; her brother and sister-in-law, Albert P. Gillespie and Joyce H. Gillespie; her sister-in-law, Eleanor G. Jones; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.
A memorial service will be conducted 2 p.m. on Friday, August 28, 2009, at the Central Lutheran Church in Burke's Garden with the Rev. Terry Edwards officiating. Interment will follow at the Central Church Cemetery in Burke's Garden.
Burkes Garden Central Cemetery
Created by: Laurie
Record added: Aug 27, 2009
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