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Lois Helen Leach Gilbert, age 75, of Corbin, departed this life on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, at the Baptist Health Corbin.
She was born Feb. 20, 1942, in Speedwell, Tennessee, to the late Frank and Charity (Haynes) Leach.
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her two sisters and five brothers.
She is survived by her husband of 56 years Kenneth Gilbert of Corbin, and three sons (Hands of God Ministries) Pastor Randy Gilbert and wife Missy of Corbin, (Upper Room Revival Center) Pastor Mark Gilbert and wife Tammy Sams of Corbin, Jason Gilbert of Corbin; one daughter Marsha Raney of Corbin. She is survived by 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Lois was a devoted wife, mother, and she was a successful business owner who operated Williamsburg Tire and Auto until 2010. Lois was a devout Christian who enjoyed talking about the Bible, sharing her love for Jesus. Lois never met a stranger and was quick to meet the needs of others with great compassion. She would sit on her porch in her later years and talk to everyone that walked up her street. They would stop and talk and drink coffee, one of her favorite things to do, and talk about life. She always had an ear to hear.
She will be greatly missed by her husband, children, and grandchildren and great grandchildren and all who mourn her passing.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, at the Upper Room Revival Center with the Rev. Landon Sexton officiating. Entombment will be in the Pine Hill Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday at the church.
Vankirk-Grisell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements where messages may be written to the family at www.vankirkgrisellfuneralhome.com
Published on October 30, 2017
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