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Emogene Gilbert

Emogene Iona "Jean" Gilbert (Witherspoon)

Sunday, January 15th, 1933 - Wednesday, April 28th, 2021
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Jean Gilbert, 88, of Hudson passed away early Wednesday morning, April 28, 2021 at Caldwell Hospice & Palliative Care, Hudson. She was born January 15, 1933, daughter of the late Clyde and Grace Hartley Witherspoon. She was married to Bill Gilbert for 54 years before his death.
In addition to her parents and husband, she is preceded in death by a sister, Willa Dean Taylor.
Those left to cherish her memory are two daughters, Kay Vaughan (Gene) and Rena Lawing (Lynn) both of Hudson; two grandkids, Ken Vaughan (Emily) and Cathy Vaughan; one great-grandson, Troy Harris. Jean is also survived by one brother, Larry Witherspoon and numerous nieces and nephews.
Because of Covid, a visitation will be held from 2:00 to 3:00 PM on Saturday May 1, 2021 at Poovey’s Chapel Baptist Church with a graveside service to follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Nicky Waters and Rev. Geoff Day will officiate. The family asks that you wear masks and observe social distancing.
Pall bearers will be Billy Hartley, Ken Vaughan, Robbie Taylor, Eddie Duncan, Mac McCurry, Bill Taylor and Jim Bradley. Honorary pallbearer will be Troy Harris.
Flowers are appreciated or memorials may be made to Poovey’s Chapel Baptist Church, 2822 Poovey’s Chapel Church Rd., Hudson, NC 28638 or Caldwell County Hospice, 902 Kirkwood St. NW, Lenoir, NC 28645.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, May 1st, 2021 | 2:00pm - 3:00pm
    Saturday, May 1st, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm
    Poovey's Chapel Baptist Church
    2822 Poovey's Chapel Church Rd
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Saturday, May 1st, 2021 | 3:00pm
    Saturday, May 1st, 2021 3:00pm
    Graveside Rites
    Poovey's Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery
    Rev. Nicky Waters
    Rev. Geoff Day
  • Interment

    Poovey's Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery
    2822 Poovey's Chapel Church Rd
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Joyce Hartley

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Jean was the best of neighbor and friend. She was always pleasant and willing to share her many flower plants, a new recipe or something from her garden. I shall miss her.

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