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Willie Bernard Gilbert

May 11, 1942 ~ December 9, 2020 (age 78)

Obituary

Grubbs Family Mortuary sadly announces the passing of Mr Willie B Gilbert 78 of Clayton Alabama. Services are entrusted to. Grubbs Family Mortuary. The One's Who Truly Care! When Only The Best Will Do. We ask that you please keep the Gilbert family in your prayers as they travel through this difficult journey. 

Willie B. Gilbert was born to the late Ullyses and Cora Gilbert on May 11, 1942 in Clayton, AL where he grew up.

Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by his siblings, Johnny Gilbert, Sr, Jimmie Lee Gilbert, Sr, Johnnie Mae McCall, Mattie Mae Gilbert, Estell Gilbert, Clezell Young, Cora Bailey and John C Hobdy.

On December 9, 2020, our beloved father was called from this life to everlasting life. His journey will be cherished by his

previous wife, Lovann Gilbert of Clayton, AL and current wife, Alice Gilbert and daughter, Aaliyah Gilbert of Columbus, OH; loving children, Teresa Lohman, Glory Rodgers, Kenneth Lohman of Clayton, AL; Mia Gilbert of Union Springs, AL, James (Latasha) Hamilton, Willie (Deborah) Jett, all of Eufaula, AL, Linda (Ernest) Evans, Rochester, NY; special daughters, Talisha Hamilton, LaKimmo Lohman, Quandetrice Hall; 16 grandchildren, 43 great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

.After Glow

I'd like the memory of me,

To be a happy one,

I'd like to leave an afterglow

Of smiles, when life is done.

I'd like to leave an echo

Whispering softly down the ways,

Of happy times and laughing times

& bright and sunny days.

I'd like the tears of those who grieve,

To dry before the sun

Of happy memories that I leave behind

When life is done.

Order of Service

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We cried when you left us

But they were aching tears of love.

At least we no longer have to worry,

Because we know you’re living in peace.

The many years we spend with you

Were years that shall never decease.

They were years for us to treasure forever

That will always last,

And the pain will eventually ease.

The memory of you is like an undying fire

Which never seems to end.

And those are the same feelings of our heart

Because you were not just our

Father and Grandpa, but our friend.

So although you’ve gone from our presence

We still say, "See you later"

And never bye-bye

Because Daddy we loved you too much

To just come out and say goodbye

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Services

Visitation
Wednesday
December 23, 2020

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
New Mt. Silla Church Cemetery
1432 Co. RD 49
Midway, AL 36053

Graveside Service
Wednesday
December 23, 2020

1:00 PM
New Mt. Silla Church Cemetery
1432 Co. RD 49
Midway, AL 36053

Committal
Wednesday
December 23, 2020

1:45 PM
New Mt. Silla Church Cemetery
1432 Co. RD 49
Midway, AL 36053

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