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Brian S. Gillespie

October 1, 2021

Obituary

Brian S. Gillespie, Harrington, passed away on Friday, October 1, 2021, at the Bayhealth-Kent General Hospital, he was 52.  Brian was born in Harrisburg, PA to Marlon A. Gillespie Jr., and Linda Pacella.

Brian was the owner and operator of Sunrise Auto Sales in Viola.  To sum up Brian in a few short paragraphs would be impossible.  Brian was bigger then life and just a big kid at heart.  He loved to laugh, play jokes on people, scare everyone to death with his antics, and was a big prankster.  Brian never met a stranger, and everyone that met him ended up loving him.  Brian loved everything, but his favorite activities were bowling on a league, golfing every chance he could get, cooking, baking, grilling, travelling, umpiring Little League, double fisting ice cream cones, and bonfires.  He loved all kinds of music and karaoke, and really enjoyed his "Pap and Joe dates" every Wednesday with his grandson.  Brian was usually never far from his Newfoundland "lap dogs", Paxton and Phoenix. 

Throughout family and friends storms in life, Brian was always the calm in the storm.  He was always everyone's rock that could be counted on for support and encouragement.  Brian did not have any best friends, because friends became instant family to him.  Brian loved his church and his church family at PODD.  Everyone will certainly miss that red faced, goofy grin infectious laugh that was Brian's trademark.  He will be severely missed.

In addition to his parents, Brian is survived by his loving wife, Terri L. Gillespie; daughters, Lauren Gillespie (fiance Michael Hernandez), Aliyah Gil-Herrera; grandson, Joseph Waters; numerous aunt and uncles, nephews, nieces, cousins, and extended family members.

A Celebration of Life Service for Brian will be on Friday, October 8, 2021, at the Pentecostal Church of Dover Delaware (PODD Church) 4462 West Denneys Road, Dover, DE 19904, at 1pm.  A visitation for family and friends will be from 10:30am to 12:30pm. 

In lieu of flowers please feel free to make a donation to his church (PODD Church) for a new sound system in his memory. 

Casual Attire is strongly encouraged as Brian loved life.  Being color blind, he could only see bright colors, so please wear your brightest in his memory.

Arrangements are entrusted to the Thomas E. Melvin & Son Funeral Home, please visit us at www.melvinfuneralhome.com to express or send condolences.

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Services

Visitation
Friday
October 8, 2021

10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
PODD Church
4462 West Denneys Road
Dover, DE 19904

Celebration of Life
Friday
October 8, 2021

1:00 PM
PODD Church
4462 West Denneys Road
Dover, DE 19904

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