Mary Lue Gilkey of Andalusia, Ala., a frequent visitor to Western New York, died March 26 in Andalusia in the home of her daughter, Gaylene Solonia Gilkey, after a lengthy illness. She was 67.
Born in Alabama, she moved to Monroe, Mich., at age 2 and to Copperas Cove, Texas, in the late 1960s. She moved to Andalusia in the early 1980s.
She was a licensed certified nurse's assistant and a member of Post 8577, Veterans of Foreign Wars, in Copperas Cove.
She had several relatives in the Niagara Falls area and visited often.
She is survived by her ex-husband, Braxton Gilkey Sr. of Germany; six children, Gaylene Erica Lynn Bryant of St. Louis, Braxton Jr. of Ohio, Keith Alexander, Alphonzo and Timothy Jerome, all of Texas; two brothers, Sandy Reed of Niagara Falls and Paul Jordan of Detroit; three sisters, Manaitha Dias, Amanda Cook and Adell Caddle, all of Niagara Falls; 15 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Services were Wednesday in Andalusia.