Cornell Gilbert
1937 - 2017
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Cornell Henry Gilbert was born December 13, 1937 in Philadelphia, PA to the late Charles and Louise Gilbert. Cornell grew up in Gary and graduated from Roosevelt High School class of 1957. Preceded in death by parents Charles and Louise Gilbert, four brothers, Calvin, Edward and Jerome Gilbert and Arnold Johnson; three sisters Barbara Jean and Rosetta Gilbert and Joyce White. Cornell leaves to cherish his memories daughter Sharon Gilbert-Sams of Detroit, Michigan; three sons Cornell Jr. of Memphis, TN; Anthony (Stephanie) Gilbert of Houston, TX and Zachary Gilbert of Detroit, Michigan; two sisters Debbra Gilbert - Shelton of Okolona, MS; Gwendolyn Gilbert of Bremen, IN; and brother Zonnie Cadena of Gary, IN, and a host of nieces nephews other relatives and friends. Visitation Saturday, January 6, 2018 from 9-11:00 with Funeral services to follow at 11:00 a.m. all service at the Guy & Allen Chapel 2959 West 11th Avenue. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park.

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Published in Post-Tribune on Jan. 5, 2018.
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January 9, 2018
Cornell Gilbert's family sincerely thank everyone who called, sent cards, text messages, came by to visit, or attended Cornell's Gone Home Celebration. We have faced a great lost when Cornell was called home. However, we realize that he is with Jesus because Jesus said in His Word that in His Father's House are many mansions; and He will go away and prepare a place for you, and if He go, He will come again and receive you unto himself that where He is there ye may be also. Therefore, we know that Cornell is with Jesus in that mansions prepared for him.
Thanks to all of you and may God continue to bless you.
Debbra Shelton
January 5, 2018
Sorry to hear of Cornell's passing, I would like to offer my sincere condolences to his family. Jeremiah 29:11 assures us God is thinking thoughts of peace towards us, to give us a future and a hope. In the days to come may you find comfort in that hope.
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