Etta Gilkey
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Etta Gilkey age 79 of Gary, Indiana passed away Wednesday October 3, 2018. She was born in Rison, Arkansas and moved to Gary, IN at the age of two. Etta was a graduate of Roosevelt High School Class of "1957". She attended Gary Business College and obtained a certificate in Stenography. She was a former employee of Target in Merrillville, In. Etta was preceded in death by her husband Douglas Gilkey; parents Claude & Ruby Jackson. She is survived by three daughters Angela Halliburton Valerie Gilkey and Tamara Gilkey and son-in-law Laurence Dickerson; three grandchildren Arin, Porsha and Crystal; three great grandchildren Ayanna, Ilijah and Amelia and a host of other family & friends; grand-dogs Catera, Nikko & Jetta Visitation Thursday October 11, 2018 from 9:00a.m.-11:00a.m. with funeral services immediately following at 11:00a.m. All Services at Van Buren M.B. Church 2585 Van Buren Street. Pastor Dwight E. Mobley, Sr. officiating. Interment Evergreen Cemetery.

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Published in Post-Tribune from Oct. 7 to Oct. 10, 2018.
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October 14, 2018
May the Lord grant comfort, peace, and pleasant memories to the daughters and family of Etta Gilkey.
Will Hargrove
October 11, 2018
To Angela, Valerie, Tamara

Sorry to hear of the loss of you mother. I will forever keep you in my prayers.
May God continue to shine his light upon you.
Betty Walton
October 10, 2018
I'm sorry for loss of you guys mother praying for family at this time Craig Burns old neighbor on Jennings st
October 10, 2018
To Tamara and Valerie
Your Mom was one special lady and I am happy that I was given an opportunity to have her acquaintance. She was full of zest, witty and very loving. You both did an exceptional job in caring for her. Know that she is at rest now!
The Wash Family
October 10, 2018
Valerie & Family,
I send my condolence in the passing of your dear mother. She was a sweet woman with a gentle demeanor. I know she will be missed terribly by all those who knew and loved her. I will be praying for your family to be strengthened by the outpouring of love and service from family and friends. May God comfort your hearts during this difficult time.

"Seek ye the Lord while he may be found, call upon him while he is near;" Isaiah 55:6
Veronica Scott
October 9, 2018
My deepest sympathy extended
Im sorry to hear
Mrs Gilkey was a kind sweet lady i have known for years..
She will be missed her smile and sound of her voice
Prayers with u and family

Love Alaways

Tonda Grant
Dallas ,Texas
October 9, 2018
To the Gilkey Family you have my deepest symppathy for your loss. Hold on and stay together God loves you all and the dog too. Your mom was the best and now in the best hands.
October 9, 2018
To: Sister Valerie and The Gilkey Family,
My deepest condolences on the loss of your love one. Words cannot express what you all are feeling at this time. Mrs. Gilkey was a God fearing Christian woman. She carried herself as a lady always. She was always smiling when I seen her and very pleasant. She will be sorely missed but, rest assure she is in good hands with the Lord. May God comfort you all with her great memories.

Your Kindred Sister,
Mary Jones
October 9, 2018
It was a pleasure to have known Etta She will always be the "Smooth Operator". Our deepest condolences to the family and friends. She will be deeply missed by all of us at cardiac rehab.

-Methodist Cardiac Rehab Staff
Mitch Steuer
October 8, 2018
On behalf of Inhealth Integrated Care, I would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Mrs. Gilkey. It was a pleasure to provide her with transportation. During the time that we transported, some of the drivers and myself grew to be "Friends" with Mrs. Gilkey as well as Tamara. We pray for the strength of the family during this time.
Fallon Jones
October 8, 2018
It's with a heavy heart that I send my condolences to you and your sister's. I've known the entire family for the majority of my life. Mrs. Gilkey was a classy lady she will be missed. Remember there's no broken heart that God cannot repair. Love always,
Geraldlyn Evans-Martin
October 7, 2018
I am so sorry for your loss, I am sending my condolences to you and your family. I love you and keep your head up.

Anitra Woodfaulk-Square
October 7, 2018
Valerie and family, please note that you have my heartfelt condolence and I will continue to keep you and the family uplifted in prayer.

I'm happy and grateful I got a several chances to meet her and talk with her.
Tinika Hubbard
October 7, 2018
Our condolences from the Kenneth family words cannot express the loss. My God will be with you to comfort you at all times doing this grieving moment love always Robert Kenneth.
October 7, 2018
So Mom, That Eternal Robe Looks Good On You, And God, Jesus Christ, The Holy Spirit APPROVE! Your Loving Daughter Angela
See You When I Get There!
Angela Haliburton
October 7, 2018
The family of Noah and Vera Parr are truly sorry to hear of your mother's passing. She would occasionally go on trips sponsored by Christian Faith in Action. You have our sincerest and deepest sympathy.
Natalie, Rosalind, Stephanie and Denise Parr
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