Dana Gillespie Irby, age 71 of Pelham, she went home to be with the Lord on November 19, 2019. She was born in Oklahoma on October 11, 1948 to her parents John Melvin and Opal Mae Gillespie.
She is survived by her son, Michael Irby (Jennifer); daughter, Deborah Irby Wilson (Darren); brother, Melvin Gillespie; sister, Dona Gillespie; grandsons, Christopher Irby (Danielle), Braden Irby, Michael Irby, Jr., and Elliot Wilson; granddaughter, McKenzie Irby Decker (Nathan); great-granddaughters, Emma Irby and Savannah Irby; and great-grandson, Callan Decker.
A memorial service will be January 18, 2020 at 2:00 pm at Riverchase Presbyterian Church.
Dana worked in education in Texas, Louisiana and New Mexico. Her career spanned over 45 years and allowed her to touch many lives. She began as a Teacher in Dallas and finished her career as an Associate Superintendent for Deming Public Schools. She was very organized and loved to make list to keep her on track. Dana loved her family and greatly enjoyed spending time with them. Her favorite time of the year was Christmas, which she would have celebrated and decorated for year-round if she could. Dana was deeply loved by her family and all those that knew her.
Charter Funeral Home entrusted.