Gaye Lilly Basham, 91, of Ellison passed away Sunday July 3, 2016 at the Serenity Place in Lerona, WV following a long illness.
Born December 12, 1924 at Ellison, she was a daughter of the late Paul W. and Nancy E. Oakes Lilly.
Gaye was a member of the Ellison Missionary Baptist Church, a homemaker and lifelong resident of Ellison.
She was preceded in death by her husband George Basham; six brothers, Ollie, Don, Lester, Earnest, Rovey, and Dempsey Lilly; five stepsons, George Jr., John, Teddy, Charles and James; three step daughters, Clara, Virginia and Enola.
Those left to cherish her memory include her two sons, Harold Lilly and wife Jane of McDermitt, OH and Darrell Lilly and wife Mildred of Nimitz; one daughter, Loretta Cox and husband Ibra of Jumping Branch; one step son, Bob Basham and wife Mary of OH; step daughter in law, Barbara Basham of FL; eight grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren and ten great great grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services will be 1:00 P.M. Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at the Bluestone Baptist Church with Pastor Bill Fox officiating. Burial will follow in the Lilly Family Cemetery at Ellison. Friends may call from 6-8 P.M. Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors Chapel and at the church one hour prior to services on Wednesday. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
The family would like to express a special thank you to the Serenity Place owner and staff for their care given to "Momma Gaye" as well as Hospice Compassus of Princeton.
Arrangements are by the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors of Hinton.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.ronaldmeadowsfp.com
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Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors
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