Cecelia K. Dilday, 80, of Stuttgart met her best friend Jesus Christ on Monday, Nov. 15, 2021.
Mrs. Dilday was born Feb. 22, 1941, in West Hazleton, Pa., to Andrew and Josephine Kois. She was an ordained minister and member of Grand Prairie Church. She was also a board member and volunteered at Restoration of Hope, a retired Methodist minister and before Covid spoke on Wednesday nights at Grand Prairie Church. She loved to sew and made scripture quilts that she gave away. She loved spreading the word of Jesus Christ.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Chester Kois.
Survivors are her husband of 52 years, Robert H. Dilday; two sons, Anthony (Jamie) Dilday of Arlington, Texas, and Mark (Jody) Dilday of Fayetteville; two daughters, JoAnn (Michael) Tibbett of Stuttgart and Denise (Gregg) Traylor of Alexander; brother, Jack (Maggie) Kois of West Hazleton; sisters, Agnes Gildea of West Hazleton and Andrea (Jerry) Gritman of Allentown, Pa.; and nine grandchildren, Jacob (Rachel) Dupuis and expected great-granddaughter Adeline, Grace (fiancé Mark Howard) Dilday, Ethan Dilday, Genna Dilday, Austin Tibbett, Mica Tibbett, Eli Tibbitt, Emerson Traylor and Noah Traylor.
Funeral services are 2 p.m. Friday at Grand Prairie Church with burial following in Lone Tree Cemetery.
Visitation is 5-6 p.m. Thursday at Turpin Funeral Home.
The family requests memorials to Restoration of Hope, Grand Prairie Church or the Gideons to help her passion of spreading the word of Jesus Christ.