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Rosewood Memorial Park
Friday August 14th, 2020
10:00am - 9:00pm

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E. Vaughn Wray Funeral Establishment
Saturday August 15th, 2020

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Renee Denise Gilchrist

On August 8, 2020 God called His servant, our mother, grandmother, sister, cousin, and friend, Renee Denise Gilchrist home as she was sleeping peacefully. Renee was born on July 23, 1960 to the late Donald Gilchrist and late Virginia Wilson of Princess Anne County, now Virginia Beach. She attended school in Virginia Beach, graduating from Bayside High School Class of '78 while participating on the softball and swim teams until her son was born. Renee was known for her immense love for her family, .. especially her brother Rabbit.

She provided for her family while employed in the hospitality business for twenty years. Renee was a legend in the Twin Canal community for 38 years known for her constant laughing and smiling.

She is survived by three loving children: Detron Gilchrist, Shamika Gilchrist and Tanisha Gilchrist, all of Virginia Beach, a devoted brother Donnell Gilchrist of Virginia Beach, two halfsiblings of North Carolina, three grandchildren: Donelle Spikes, Ah'Shaun Gilchrist and Onyx Gilchrist all of Virginia Beach, one aunt Wilma Ringo of Virginia Beach, and a host of close family and friends including one very close friend, Wendy Parker. 

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To Ms.Renee

You were just like family to me and my girls you will be missed dearly so sorry for your lost Gilchrist family

Nicole, Armanii and Zamia

Nicole Bradshaw Aug 14 2020 12:00 AM

I Love my Mother, I'm going to miss our small talks, that we had, sleep in peace until we meet again.

Detron Gilchrist Aug 14 2020 12:00 AM

Shamika, Tanisha & GILCHRIST FAMILY..Wishing You Peace to bring Comfort, Courage to Face the Days Ahead and Loving Memories to Forever hold in Ypur Hearts.Blessings Peace & Love. ShaRon Griffin.Nannie

ShaRon Griffin Aug 12 2020 12:00 AM

The Sanderson Family

The Sanderson Family Aug 9 2020 12:00 AM

May Gods hope-filled promises bring comfort to your soul and peace to your heart.
Keeping you all in pray.

Shelly McNair Aug 9 2020 12:00 AM

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