Mrs. Mary B. Gilbert (1923 - 2012)

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The Service of Remembrance for Mrs. Mary B. Gilbert, age 89, of Lake Panasoffkee, Florida, will be held 11:30 AM, Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at the Inverness Chapel of Hooper Funeral Homes with Pastor Bill Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Florida. The family will receive friends from 10:30 until the time of service at the chapel. The family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of memorial donations to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.HooperFuneralHome.com. Mrs. Gilbert was born March 24, 1923 in Luttrell, TN, daughter of the late Ernest and Matilda Wood. She died December 28, 2012 in Lecanto, FL. She moved to Florida as a child and lived in Gulfport until moving to Lake Panasoffkee in 1992. She was a homemaker, a member of the First Baptist Church of Rutland and enjoyed crossword puzzles, working in the church nursery, and spending time with her family. Mrs. Gilbert was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 62 years, James J. "J.J." Gilbert, 4 brothers, William, Terrance, Merle and John, and 2 sisters, Stella, and Gertrude Elaine. Survivors include son, James J. Gilbert Jr. of Gulfport, daughter, Mary (Charles) Barnes of Inverness, grandson, Michael (Athena) Ross of Lake Panasoffkee, 2 sisters-in-law, Joan Wood of Leesburg, Drusilla Wood of IN, and many nieces and nephews.
Published in Citrus County Chronicle on Dec. 30, 2012
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