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05/11/12 - NNHS Newsletter -
Dolores Allen Gilbert

Dolores Allen Gilbert
(d. 08 May 2012)

Newport News High School Class of 1943

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   
  We have still more sad news today.    
  Dolores Allen Gilbert, Class of 1943, and mother of    Bill Gilbert ('64) and Debbie Gilbert Gay, passed away in Newport News on Tuesday, May 08, 2012 at the age of 85.

From the Daily Press - 05/11/12:

                   Dolores Allen Gilbert


NEWPORT NEWS - Dolores Allen Gilbert, 85, passed away Tuesday, May 8, 2012.

She was a lifelong resident of Newport News. Dolores worked for Sears where she retired after 20 years of service. She was a member of Temple Baptist Church and 1943 graduate of Newport News High School.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Andrew and Vashti Allen; and her loving husband, Claude J. Gilbert.

Survivors include her daughter, Deborah Gay; son, William C. Gilbert; one sister; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at Peninsula Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at Peninsula Funeral Home with the Rev. D. Lynn Hardaway officiating. Burial will be private.


Dolores Allen Gilbert

Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Published in Daily Press from May 11 to May 12, 2012.

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May 11, 2012

To the family of Dolores , my thoughts and prayers are with you....Dolores and I worked at Sears together for many years and continued the friendship with our Retire Lunch Bunch group...we all loved her and proud to have been her friend....

~ Margaret Tolly

May 11, 2012

Debbie and family, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. She was such a dear and I remember her graciousness when I would visit you in your home. I know your loss is great and that this is very difficult, but I pray for God's comfort for you. The prayers of all of our family are with you and your extended family.

~  Ann Thomas, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

May 11, 2012

  I have been blessed to have known Dolores if only for a brief time, she will forever be in my heart. I know she is soaring with the angels.....

~  Teresa Deagle, Hampton, Virginia

May 11, 2012

Bill, please accept my deepest condolences on the passing of you mother.

~ David Spriggs, NNHS 1964

May 11, 2012



May 11, 2012

Debbie, I am so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers and big hugs for you and your family,

~  Susie Leavell
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May 11, 2012

Bill and Family, I was so sorry to learn of your mother's passing. May her memories sustain you in the coming days.

~ Linda L. Lane NNHS 1964

May 12, 2012

I am sorry for the loss of your beloved Mother. Our thoughts and prayers for comfort, love and peace are with you and your family. May you forever be blessed with her memory.

~  Victor Thurman, Newport News, Virginia
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May 12, 2012

Bill, my condolences on the loss of your Mother.
Jim Dossett (drummer)
NNHS '66

~  Jim Dossett, Kure Beach, North Carolina

May 12, 2012

Bill, I was so sorry to read of your mother's passing. She was a sweet lady and always welcomed me to your home. God give you and your family strength at this difficult time.
Melody Clendenin DeBerry

~ Melody C. DeBerry, Newport News, Virginia

May 12, 2012 ....

I was so sorry to hear of your near Mother's Day. My prayers are with you during this journey of grief.

~ Ellen Hostetter Thompson, Old Hickory (Nashville), Tennessee

   Our sincerest condolences are extended to Mrs. Gilbert's family and friends at this difficult time.

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

My Faith Looks Up to Thee

Words by Ray Palmer, 1830

Music by
Lowell Mason (08 Jan 1792 - 11 Aug 1872), 1832

My faith looks up to Thee,
Thou Lamb of Calvary,
Savior divine!
Now hear me while I pray,
Take all my guilt away,
O let me from this day
Be wholly Thine!

May Thy rich grace impart
Strength to my fainting heart,
My zeal inspire!
As Thou hast died for me,
O may my love to Thee,
Pure warm, and changeless be,
A living fire!

While life's dark maze I tread,
And griefs around me spread,
Be Thou my Guide;
Bid darkness turn to day,
Wipe sorrow's tears away,
Nor let me ever stray
From Thee aside.

When ends life's transient dream,
When death's cold sullen stream
Over me roll;
Blest Savior, then in love,
Fear and distrust remove;
O bear me safe above,
A ransomed soul!

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