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Mary Bernice Gilmore

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Mary Bernice Gilmore

A celebration of the life of Mary Bernice Gilmore, 86, of Delhi, will be held at 10:00 AM Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at the First Baptist Church in Delhi. Dr. Marcus Murphy will officiate.

Graveside services will be held at 3:00 PM, Wednesday at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens in Greenville, MS under the direction of Cox Funeral Home of Delhi. Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at Cox Funeral Home in Delhi.

Mrs. Gilmore was born May 4, 1926 and died Saturday, July 28, 2012 at Richland Parish Hospital in Delhi following a lengthy illness.

She was a devoted wife and mother and a member of Delhi First Baptist Church. She enjoyed reaching out to others through her card ministry and the crafting of birthday boutonnieres and corsages for the nursing home residents for many years.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Ellis Julian Gilmore, her parents, Mr. Eugene Edward Swarner and Mrs. Ella Pearl Swarner, her sister, Velma Pearl Meeks, and brothers Eddie Lee Swarner and Eddie Burl Swarner.

Mrs. Gilmore is survived by three children: Dianna Lynn Perkins and her husband Terry, of Houma, LA, William Harvey Gilmore and his wife Amanda, of Humble, TX, and Donald Ellis Gilmore and his wife Sharon, of Delhi, LA. Also surviving are three grandchildren: Dr. Ryan Cory Perkins, Joshua Colin Gilmore, and Madeline Claire Gilmore; a brother, Oscar Curtis Swarner of Hot Springs, AR, and numerous nieces and nephews.

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Cox Funeral Home

Delhi, LA

Published in The News Star on July 30, 2012
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