VIRGINIA BEACH- Helen Knight Gilleland, 92, was sung to heaven on January 3, 2012. She is the daughter of the late Ralph Knight, Sr. and Beatrice Mears Knight. Besides her parents she is preceded in death by her loving husband Ernest Blair Gilleland and sister, Mary Elizabeth Knight.
She is survived by her sisters; Lina Jane Hall of MS, Winnie Robin Bodner of VA, Connie Jones of AZ, Val Stover of CA; brothers, Clarence Knight of VA and Ralph Knight, Jr. of PA; Daughter, Pat Keeney and her husband Mike and many nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held Monday at 1:30 Family Choice Funerals & Cremations, 5401 Indian River Road, Virginia Beach. The family will receive friends on Monday at the funeral home from 12-1:30pm. Burial will be held Monday 2:30 at Colonial Grove Memorial Park, Virginia Beach. The family would like to give a special thanks to her caregivers Kim, DeAnna, Dana, Becky, Tina, Sharon, Stephanie and an extra thanks to Sue, Valerie and Margaret.Condolences may be shared via the Online Guestbook.Send Flowers
Ms. Helen was a nice lady and her stories and time with us will be missed. We Wish the family all the best, if there’s anything we can do let us know.
I’m so sorry to hear that Helen has passed away.I love the times she and her husband Gil came to Dugspur, Va. tospend a few days. They would come to our church and she would play the piano for us. I loved them and I got to visit her at her home 2 yrs.ago. I know she is with her Lord.
I have the most pleasant memories of your mom and dad, always warm and kind and encouraging and funny, always reflecting God’s love.
Thinking and praying for you. Love, Robert
Patty, So sorry to hear about Aunt Helen’s passing. I remember many good times with all of you when we were younger! Listened to some tapes of her and her church group singing when I was home at Thanksgiving. Love you much.
We pray for those left behind, may God bring you peace. One day we will join her again. But for now we weep, but she is in the firm loving grip of Jesus Himself! Oh just to know that the very first thing she saw…was Him in Glory! Miss you so much, love you all. God Bless
I have been blessed to know Ms. Helen for the last 3 years.To listen of her loved and cherished thoughts of the Lord, her family and of life, and for her and her daughter for taking me in when I needed the help and a roof over my head. Thank You so very much. I will never forget you, for you are in my heart.
Love You, Stephie