Zelma Mae Jones Gilbert
Mrs. Zelma Mae Jones Gilbert of 1818 North Main Street, Danville, Virginia, died early Friday morning, February 15, 2013, at her residence after a decline in health since November 2012.
Mrs. Gilbert was born on October 3, 1920, in Danville, a daughter of the late Robert Green Jones and the late Cora Alice Yeatts Jones. She had lived her entire life in Danville, where she was a member of Moffett Memorial Baptist Church and attended First Pentecostal Holiness Church. She loved being with her family.
On October 1, 1938, she was married to George “Jack” Birge Gilbert, Jr., who predeceased her on December 4, 1978. Mrs. Gilbert is survived by three children: Alice G. Guppy and husband Jerry of Great Falls, Virginia; Robert J. Gilbert and wife Gail of Warrenton, Virginia; and Susan G. Hardemon and husband Steve of Richmond, Virginia; and one sister, Ruby C. Jones of Danville, Virginia. Also surviving are eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren. She was predeceased by a daughter, Linda G. Matney; a son, George B. Gilbert III; and two brothers, Russell R. Jones and Ray Yeatts Jones.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM Monday, February 18, 2013, from Wrenn-Yeatts North Main Chapel with the Reverend Myron Bruce and the Reverend Joe Beck officiating. Interment will follow in Highland Burial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service from 1:00 to 2:00 PM. The family requests that memorials may be made to the First Pentecostal Holiness Church Building Fund, 1810 North Main Street, Danville, VA 24540. The family would like to thank all of Mrs. Gilbert's caregivers: Mary Davis, Lillie Davis, Desiree Davis, Latiqua Davis and Priscilla Walker. “May God bless all of you.”
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