Cordelia (Gilley) Smith

Born: Mon., Aug. 28, 1939
Died: Thu., Nov. 12, 2020

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Mon., Nov. 16, 2020
Location: Carlisle Cemetery Chapel

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Cordelia Gilley Smith, 81, wife of the late Donald Ray Smith for 59 years, passed away Thursday, November 12, 2020 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. 

Born August 28, 1939 in Nicholas County to the late William F. & Glennie Fisher Gilley, she was a 1957 graduate of Carlisle High School and cosmetology school in 1958.  Cordelia was a longtime cook for the Nicholas County Schools and North Central 4H Camp, serving as head cook and manager for several years, and a lifelong member of Carlisle Christian Church. 

Surviving are 4 children: James (Pam) Smith, of Toronto, Tony (Stephanie) Smith, Glenn Smith & Suzann Smith, all of Carlisle; her beloved grandchildren: Adam, Eric, Lucas & Kayleigh-Ann Smith; her brother, Bill (Barbara) Gilley; brother-in-law, Bobby Hatton; and special friends: Elaine Hardwick, Doris Cannon, Wanda & Wayne Berry, Lois Terrell and Eddie & Connie Zornes, along with several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Also preceding her in death were a sister, Mary Logan Hatton; 2 grandsons, Patrick & Sawyer Smith; her brother-in-law & sisters-in-law: Edward & Janice Smith and Patty Hatton; and special friend, William Cannon.

Services will be 2:00 P.M. Monday, November 16, 2020 at the Carlisle Cemetery Chapel by Rev. Steve Smith. Live-streaming will be available on the Mathers-Gaunce Funeral Home Facebook page. 

Charitable donations may be made in Cordelia's memory to the following organizations:

Caring Hearts of Nicholas County
c/o Mike Berry, 2578 Upper Jackstown Road, Carlisle, Kentucky 40311

Carlisle Christian Church
242 North Locust Street, Carlisle, Kentucky 40311
Tel: 859-289-5266

Nicholas Co. FRYSC Backpack Program
c/o Paula Hunter, 133 School Drive, Carlisle, KY 40311

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Isaac Sexton
   Posted Thu November 12, 2020
Prayers of comfort and healing to the family...

Judy Hall
   Posted Fri November 13, 2020
So sorry to hear about the passing of Cordelia.She was a nice ladyMay God give the family comfort during this sad time. Your in my prayers

Carol & Jerry Hunt
   Posted Fri November 13, 2020
Deepest sympathies to the family.

Jennifer Rayburn
   Posted Fri November 13, 2020
I am so sorry to hear this. Although I didn't know her personally, I know what a special woman she was. Don talked about the boss all the time. I miss him dearly. Now, they can be together for the rest of their forever! I will be praying for the entire family during this time.

Benita Donovan
   Posted Fri November 13, 2020
My deepest condolences to Mrs Smiths friends and family.
I haven’t seen her in a long time but she was always a very caring woman.
May your memories and our prayers help you at this difficult time.
Hugs and continued prayers.

Linda mcgray
   Posted Fri November 13, 2020
My sincere and deepest condolances. She was a wonderful person. Linda (Vanlandinghham) McGray. Yarmouth nova scotis

Darlene Hunt
   Posted Fri November 13, 2020
I'm so sorry that we all have lost such a sweet lady . I love her and will miss her so much ! Prayers for family and friends . God Bless

Karen Smith Morganti
   Posted Sat November 14, 2020
Aunt Cordelia was one of the most kind, sweet and loving persons in my entire family. I will always cherish our family times together. She made the best blueberry cream cheese dessert ever!; I've got such fond memories of her making that for all of us and spending holidays at Granny Hallie's. My condolences to the entire family, I want to hug and cry with each of you. Sending virtual hugs for now.

Elizabeth Sames
   Posted Sun November 15, 2020
My deepest condolences. Cordelia was one of the kindest women in my life. She will be so greatly missed. Love, Elizabeth

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