Geraldine Longmire Gilbert, 90, of 185 Ft. Gaines St. in Blakely, Ga., passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016. She was born October 8, 1925 in Louvale, Stewart County, GA to the late Annie Parker and Roy C. Longmire and was raised in the Colomokee community of Early County by her aunt and uncle, Clara Parker and James H. Brownlee.
On Christmas Eve 1944, Geraldine wed David Gilbert and they were married for 64 years. She was a faithful member of the Blakely Church of Christ for more than 50 years.
Geraldine was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, her aunt and uncle, brothers Clifford Longmire, Eugene Bell, Earnest Bell, Roy C. Longmire, Jr. and Charles Longmire, a sister, Lonzola Bell Waller, a nephew, Steve Waller and a great grandson, J. D. Manders.
She is survived by two daughters, Anne Gilbert Woodlief and Joe of Kathleen, FL, and Kristi Gilbert of Albany, three sons: Dwayne Gilbert and Pattie of Watkinsville, GA, David Michael Gilbert of Alexandria, VA and Tony Gilbert of Blakely, a sister, Irene Longmire Blancett of Chamblee, GA, grandson, Jeff Woodlief of Edgewater, FL, granddaughters, Teri Woodlief Grocholske and Doug of Lakeland, FL, Donna Gilbert Gakstatter and Eric of Dacula, GA, Kelly Gilbert Manders and Brandon of Buford, GA, Stephanie Gilbert Warren and Matthew of Bremerton, WA and Geri Gilbert Walker and James of London, England, great grandchildren: Matthew Grocholske, Cody Woodlief, Bianca Woodlief, Reagan Gakstatter, Bailey Gakstatter, Emma Manders, Lila Manders, Ashton Walker, Sophie Walker, Austin Warren and Michael Warren; a special sister-in-law, Marilyn Bell of Columbus, a special niece, Terri Bell Applewhite of Albany and caregiver, Takila Hutchins.
Funeral services will be held Monday, January 18, 2016 at 2 PM at the chapel of Manry-Jordan-Hodges with visitation at 1 PM. A graveside service will follow with interment in the Blakely Cemetery. Mr. Danny Brewer will be officiating the funeral and the pallbearers will be: Scott Starr, Ray Shierling, Danny King, Franklin Ford, Clay Jordan, Herbert Edge Sims, Bill Stone and John Stone.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in memory of Geraldine Gilbert to the Blakely Church of Christ, P. O. Box 467, Blakely, GA 39823.