Mrs. Mary Gill Paulette, 97, died July 29, 2017 in South Hill, Virginia. She was pre-deceased by her husband of 56 years, Aubrey Holmes Paulette; her parents Eddie and Annie Thomas Gill and her 3 brothers, Thomas, Joe and Edwin. She is survived by her son, William Aubrey “Bill” Paulette and his wife, Carolyn of Richmond; a daughter Mary Jane Elkins and her husband, Wallace Horne, of South Hill; two grandchildren Emmeline Paulette Reeves and her husband, Eric, William Harrison Paulette II and his wife Sarah, all of Richmond and step grandson James Edward Elkins and his wife Suzanne of Columbia, SC. She is survived by 5 great grandchildren Eva, Estelle, and Everett Reeves and Barbara and Mary Jane Paulette and step great grandchildren Kyle, Katie, Mary Elizabeth, and Nikki Elkins; and a sister in law, Jane Paulette Taylor of South Hill.
Born in Mecklenburg County, she attended Averett College, and worked for the Agricultural Services in Boydton, Surry and Richmond before returning to Mecklenburg County. She enjoyed being secretary at South Hill Elementary School, working part-time for Youth Camps, Inc. and later working for Dixie Warehouse where she developed lifelong friends. Mary also enjoyed a good hand of bridge, the bounty from the garden, a challenging jig-saw puzzle, making delicious ham biscuits and potato salad and socializing with family and friends.
Mrs. Paulette was a member of South Hill United Methodist Church, Rose Hill Garden Club and faithfully served as a member of the Community Memorial Healthcenter Auxiliary.
A celebration of life service will be conducted at 11am, Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at Shiloh United Methodist Church (9 miles west of South Hill on Hwy 47), with interment to follow in the church cemetery. The family request memorial contributions may be made to the Shiloh Cemetery Fund, 14650 Old Cox Road, South Hill, VA 23970. Online condolences may be placed at www.farrarfuneralhome.net. Farrar Funeral Home is serving the family.