Bertie Blanche Gilbert


Bertie Blanche Gilbert, 92, of 753 N. Main St., Roxboro, died Saturday, October 26, 2019. Born in Patrick Co., Va., Ms. Gilbert was the daughter of the late Sebastian Itaska and Elizabeth Dalton Gilbert. Ms. Gilbert received her Bible degree from Central Wesleyan College. She later went on to be the minister of First Wesleyan Church in Roxboro for 20 years. She was a member of Hillsborough Wesleyan Church. She was preceded in death by her brother, Melvin Gilbert and sisters, Dale Gilbert, Cornelia Gilbert, Doris G. Collins and Thelma G. Wilson.

Ms. Gilbert is survived by her longtime friend and caregiver, Charlotte Evans and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, October 29, at the Brooks & White Chapel by the Rev. Odell Link and Pastor Mark Collins. Burial was held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn Cemetery in Durham. Visitation was held 10-11 a.m. Tuesday at the Brooks & White Chapel prior to the service.

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