Funeral services for Mary Alice Gilbert, 90, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, February 23, 2013 in the chapel of Golden Funeral Home, Bastrop, with the Rev. Britt Dupree officiating. Interment will follow in Christ Church Cemetery, Bastrop. Visitation will be held from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m Friday, February 22, 2013 at Golden Funeral Home.
Mrs. Gilbert passed away on February 20, 2013. She was a resident of LeGrand Healthcare Facility and had made that her home for the past eight months.
Preceding her in death was her husband, Guy W. Gilbert, her parents, Leslie and Ollie Warren, sisters,
Capatola “Susie” Chapman, Ruth Thomas, and Mildred Frith; son-in-law Ira H. Landry; brother-in-laws Bill Smylie, Bud Paige, Robert White and Wayne Thompson.
Survivors include son, James Curtis Gilbert and wife Lena of Texarkana, Texas; daughter, Earlene Landry of Monroe; sisters, Bonnie White of DeKalb, Miss., Janie Smylie of Meridian, Miss., Dorothy Porter of Meridian, Miss., Belle Paige of Meridian, Miss. and Roberta Thompson of Atlanta, Ga.; brothers,Wayne Warren and wife Jean, Joe Warren and wife Sandra and Jimmy Warren, all of DeKalb, Miss.; three grandchildren and their spouses, Sherrie Parker and husband Danny, Maud, Texas, Alan Gilbert and wife Melanie, Washington D.C. and Phil Gilbert and wife Debbie of Bedford, Texas; and seven great-grandchildren, Sarah and Kimberly Parker, Phillip, Kayleigh and Matthew Gilbert and Ethan and Margaret Gilbert; step great-granddaughter, Shannon Norman and husband Craig; three step great-great-grandchildren, Nicholas Norman, Alexander Norman and Samantha Fugot and husband Joe; plus a multitude of nieces and nephews and friends.
Pallbearers will be grandsons and nephews.
Mrs. Gilbert had been a resident of Bastrop for the last 59 years and was a long time member of Central Missionary Baptist Church. She will be remembered for her love of her family, her church and her friends. She loved spending time in her yard, taking care of her flowers, making sure they had what they needed, so that we would be able to enjoy the fruits of her labor each spring and summer.
Memorials may be made to Central Missionary Baptist Church’s building fund or the Louisiana Missionary Baptist Institute and Seminary, Minden, La.