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MRS. ERLEANE GILL PHILPOT, daughter of the late John Henry and the late Sarah Lee Jiggetts Gill was born December 20, 1946 in Mecklenburg County, VA and departed this life January 25, 2018 at her residence, Palmer Springs, VA.  She was also preceded in death by a sister, Mary E. Gill James.

At the age of six the family moved to New York.   

At the age of twelve while visiting for the summer in Virginia she was baptized and joined Roanoke Chapel United Church of Christ, Palmer Springs, VA.

Erleane attended the Jane Adams Vocational High School and graduated with a diploma and a certificate in the sewing profession.
She was married to John H. Philpot and to this union a daughter, Traci, was born.
Erleane also attended Monroe Business School and became a Data Entry Processor for Erlanger Fabric Company and Rosewood Fabric Company for the garment district.  Her last employment before retirement was in the Home Healthcare Industry as a Caregiver at Calvary Hospital, Bronx, NY.

In 2007 she moved back to Virginia after the death of her father.

Erleane enjoyment was spent well, by planting flowers, gardening (raising vegetables), reading, cooking, pets, and children.

Erleane leaves to mourn a devoted daughter- Traci Philpot-Zeigler of the home; two devoted sisters- Sarah Jones, Elmont, NY and Barbara (Ronald) Holmes, Coram, NY; two devoted brothers- Charles Lee Gill, South Hill, VA and John Gill, Jr., Bronx, NY; children she reared- Shawn Gill, Bronx, NY and Shawndra Maine, Oakland Park, FL;  7 aunts- Frances Wright, Mary B. Alexander, Corrine Hughes, Bertha White, Linda J. Hargrove, Gladys J. Day, Perline Jiggetts; 5 uncles- Leonard, Thomas, Ben Earl, Elvoide (Jeanette),  and Chambers (Virginia) Jiggetts; Godchild- Charlene Thompson, Boydton, VA; devoted friends- Jane Lewis, affectionately call “Dutchee, ”of Bronx, NY, Robert “Bob” Alexander, Boydton, VA, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

VIEWING:            Friday, February 2, 2018

                Time:     2:00 PM – 5:00 PM


SERVICE:              Saturday, February 3, 2018

                Time:     12:00 PM

                                at Roanoke Chapel United Church of Christ

                                3300 Paschall Road, Boydton, VA 23917

                                Rev. Curtis McRae, Pastor


INTERMENT:      Church Cemetery

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  • Friday, February 02, 2018
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