Maria Battaglia Pace transcended onto her next journey on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020 peacefully at home. Maria is survived by her Mom and Dad, Frank and Lynda Gilland; her beautiful daughter, Courtney; and her beloved cats, Buffy and Goose.
Maria began her life in Florida. She and her mom moved to Hendersonville where she met and was welcomed into Frank's family.
Maria made lifelong friends through her work at Carolina Village and Wilsonart Stock Components.
After moving to Lexington, SC Maria built a thriving cleaning business where her customers became cherished friends.
Maria was known for her unconditional love and acceptance of everyone. She had a special gift of making everyone feel like they had a second home. Those memories will be cherished by those whose lives she touched.
Her greatest treasure was her daughter who was also her best friend and business partner. They were called "two peas in a pod".
Maria's smile and kindness will be missed by us all.
Be at Peace, Maria, as you enter your new journey with your papaw, William Edgar Gillard, nanny Ruby Loretta Shipman, Aunt Tina Gilland and Uncle Frankie Ledbetter.
“I love you the most, mama” -Your Punches, Courtney