Articles related to: Milwaukee Times Black Excellence Award
By Lynda Jones, Editor
Betty Gillespie, the matriarch of Milwaukee’s most famous barbeque restaurant, Speed Queen died on Tuesday May 18, 2010 at the age of 73 years-old. Her son, Giovonni Gillespie, said she passed away at Elmbrook Hospital in Brookfield from colon cancer, which she had only recently been diagnosed with. Gillespie was diagnosed with colon cancer two weeks ago. The doctors told her that was all the time she had left.
In February, just a mere three months ago, Gillespie was a recipient of The Milwaukee Times’ Black Excellence Award …