Dolores A. GILBERT
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NEWPORT NEWS - Dolores Allen Gilbert, 85, passed away Tuesday, May 8, 2012.
She was a lifelong resident of Newport News. Dolores worked for Sears where she retired after 20 years of service. She was a member of Temple Baptist Church and 1943 graduate of Newport News High School.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Andrew and Vashti Allen; and her loving husband, Claude J. Gilbert.
Survivors include her daughter, Deborah Gay; son, William C. Gilbert; one sister; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at Peninsula Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at Peninsula Funeral Home with the Rev. D. Lynn Hardaway officiating. Burial will be private.
Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.


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Published in Daily Press from May 11 to May 12, 2012.
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May 14, 2012
Debbie,
I was so sorry to hear of your loss....so near Mother's Day. My prayers are with you during this journey of grief.
Ellen Hostetter Thompson
May 12, 2012
Bill, I was so sorry to read of your mother's passing. She was a sweet lady and always welcomed me to your home. God give you and your family strength at this difficult time.
Melody Clendenin DeBerry
Melody C. DeBerry
May 12, 2012
Bill, my condolences on the loss of your Mother.
Jim Dossett (drummer)
NNHS '66
Jim Dossett
May 12, 2012
Debbie,
I am sorry for the loss of your beloved Mother. Our thoughts and prayers for comfort, love and peace are with you and your family. May you forever be blessed with her memory.
Victor Thurman
May 11, 2012
Bill and Family,
I was so sorry to learn of your mother's passing. May her memories sustain you in the coming days.
Linda L. Lane NNHS 1964
May 11, 2012
Debbie,
I am so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers and big hugs for you and your family
Susie Leavell
May 11, 2012
MY PRAYERS GO OUT TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.
CAROLYN DEUELL OROURKE
May 11, 2012
Bill, please accept my deepest condolences on the passing of you mother.

David Spriggs, NNHS 1964
May 11, 2012
I have been blessed to have know Dolores if only for a brief time, she will forever be in my heart. I know she is soaring with the angels.....
Teresa Deagle
May 11, 2012
Debbie and family, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. She was such a dear and I remember her graciousness when I would visit you in your home. I know your loss is great and that this is very difficult, but I pray for God's comfort for you. The prayers of all of our family are with you and your extended family.
Ann Thomas
May 11, 2012
To the family of Dolores , my thoughts and prayers are with you....Dolores and I worked at Sears together for many years and continued the friendship with our Retire Lunch Bunch group...we all loved her and proud to have been her friend....Margaret Tolly
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