Bernice “Ciss” Gallahan 80, passed away Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at her granddaughter’s residence in Fredericksburg.
One of Mrs. Gallahan’s greatest passions was singing in local country music bands. The latest was with Donnie Stevens First Class Country. Another passion of hers was being part of the Fredericksburg Loyal Order of the Moose and the Fredericksburg Order of Eagles.
Mrs. Gallahan is survived by her sons, Mark and his fiancée, Jeni and Tony and his wife, Kim; grandchildren Kandi and husband Mike, Brooke and husband Trey, Bryan, Nikki, David, Karri, Hailey and Kendal; great-grandchildren Savannah, Steele, Harleigh, Madden and Ryland; sisters Edith, Peggy and Linda. She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin; son Kirby; parents Herbert and Ruby Dobson; brothers James, Henry and Charles.
A Celebration of Life ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 22 at Fredericksburg Loyal Order of the Moose.
Celebration of Life
Fredericksburg Loyal Order of the Moose
Sunday October 22nd, 2017
11917 Cherry Rd.
Fredericksburg, VA 22407
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peace and comfort now. Isaiah 25:8
Wayne & Joan Ball
Submitted by Joan Ball on Oct 12 2017 08:45:41 AM
Mark, Tony & Family,
So sorry to hear about your Mom's passing. We did get to see her when she was in the hospital. Ciss was a sweet lady, fun person to be around and a great singer. We have so many memories at the Moose with her and the family. May your hearts be filled with warm thoughts and cherish treasured moments of your dearly departed.
Praying that God's healing touch will comfort, support and strengthen you now and in the days ahead. Sending Love & Prayers. With Deepest & Heartfelt Sympathy,
Rocky, Donna, Collin, Curtis & Family
Submitted by The Garnett Family on Oct 12 2017 08:42:42 AM
Mark and Tony,
Mom and I are so sorry to hear about Ciss. We remember the many Saturday nights that "the grownups" would play cards for hours and us "kids" would entertain ourselves. I remember Ciss laughing while they played cards. I can hear it in my mind right now. I remember the vacation our families took to Pennsylvania when we were kids. We have lots of great memories of Ciss. The photo of her on this tribute is how I'll always remember her. Our sympathy to you both and the rest of the family.
Submitted by Gay & Vickie Kulp on Oct 11 2017 10:04:13 PM
Gay & Vickie Kulp lit a candle for Bernice "Ciss" Gallahan
Gay & Vickie Kulp lit a candle on Oct 11 2017 10:03:14 PM
big heart big smile big hug every time love you sis
Submitted by James Owens on Oct 11 2017 08:55:38 PM
Sissy will be missed dearly.i loved her with all my heart.she is singing in heaven now and watching over her family
Submitted by Linda Dodson conley on Oct 11 2017 07:54:45 PM
Rest In Peace Ciss.
Submitted by Floyd Gallahan on Oct 11 2017 07:35:38 PM
Mark, Tony and family sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers to you and your family. With deepest sympathy Tony and Sandy.
Submitted by Tony and Sandy Krehbiel on Oct 11 2017 07:35:28 PM
Mark, Tony & Family, We are so sorry about Ciss passing. Ciss started with the band when we were the Stephens Brothers. Ciss was with us for 16 Great years. Ciss was a big asset to the band and Marvin was too, always helping with the equipment. They were good people. We traveled a lot together over the years and had so many good times and great memories we will never forget. God Bless and be with all the family during this time. I know Ciss and Marvin are now together in Heaven.
Love, Wanda & Donnie Stephens
Submitted by Wanda & Donnie Stephens on Oct 11 2017 07:34:54 PM
To all the family, I have many memories of many dances, listening to the band with Ciss singing. Many times my Dad and my brothers played in the band. I've danced many a dance to the old classic country. And Ciss and Marvin were always there. May you find comfort and peace in so many precious memories! Blessings, Dina Owens Thompson!
Submitted by Dina Owens Thompson on Oct 11 2017 06:26:07 PM
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