Imani Tyshawn Gilbert

TONAWANDA, N.Y. - Imani Tyshawn Gilbert, 12, of 30 Chapman Place, died Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, at Women and Children's Hospital, Buffalo, N.Y.

A native of Carteret County and an eighth-grade student at Herbert Hoover Middle School, Tonawanda, died as a result of a bicycle accident.

His funeral will be is 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, at Mt. Pilgrim MB Church, Newport, with the Rev. G. Otis Greene officiating. Burial will follow in Bayview Cemetery, Morehead City.

He is survived by his father, Terrance Ferguson of Tonawanda, N.Y., and his mother, Amy Gilbert of Newport; five brothers, Dominic Ferguson and Gianni Ferguson, both of Morehead City, Ronell Tupaz Jr. and Curtis Tupaz of Fayetteville, and Jashawn Finch of Beaufort; six sisters, Brianna Harris and Adrienne Harris of Newport, Myah Gilbert of Havelock, Zada-Kai Tupaz and Isis Tupaz, both of Fayetteville and Raelyn Ferguson of Morehead City; paternal grandparents, Sharon Joyner of New Bern, Alfred and Tina Henderson of Newport; and great-grandmothers, Ann Elbert of Morehead City and Hattie Henderson of Bogue Sound.

Online condolences are accepted at

Arrangements are by Oscar's Mortuary, Inc.

Funeral Home

Oscar's Mortuary Inc
1700 Oscar Dr New Bern, NC 28562
(252) 633-1156

Published in Sun Journal from Aug. 27 to Aug. 30, 2013