Mrs. Eva Gilbert

Date of Birth: 01/30/1923
Date of Death: 11/21/2017

Mrs. Eva Gilbert, age 94 of Manchester departed this life on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at her home. She was born on Wednesday, January 30, 1923 in Manchester to the union of Joe and Polly (Lyttle) Walker. She was a housekeeper for Cloyd and Kathlene Rice for 40 years and a member of the St. Paul AME Church.

She leaves to mourn her passing her children: Terry Gilbert; Glenna Pennington and husband Harrison; Jimmy Gilbert and wife Mary; and Margaret Word and husband Denver; these grandchildren: Anthony “Pepper” Gilbert, Crystal Scearce, Brandy Crawford, Latrice Gilbert, Matthew and Brandon Word; 12 great grandchildren; 3 great great grandchildren; a special great great granddaughter: Aaliyah and a special niece: Gladys Lyttle. Also surviving are one brother-in-law: Jennings “Burr” Gilbert and Patricia and 2 sisters-in-law: Nellie Carter and Jo Walker and many nieces, nephews and other family members.

She is preceded in death by her parents: Joe and Polly Walker, her husband Robert “Bob” Gilbert.

Funeral Services for Mrs. Eva Gilbert will be conducted on Sunday, November 26, at 2 PM at the Rominger Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Sherry Green will be officiating. Burial will follow in the Gilbert Family Cemetery.

Visitation will be held on Saturday evening from 6 PM at the Rominger Funeral Home Chapel.

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