Dollie Marion Gilbert, age 89, Erwin, passed away peacefully on Friday, November 30, 2018 at the Unicoi County Nursing Home while she was surrounded by her loving family. She was a lifelong resident of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Marcus and Grace Lloyd Bailey.
Mrs. Gilbert was formerly employed as a Seamstress at Industrial Garment. She was a member of Lillydale Christian Church.
Dollie enjoyed gardening, camping, sewing and knitting. She loved all her family, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of sixty-six years, Robert “Bob” Gilbert on December 27, 2016; three brothers: Virgil Bailey, Marcus Bailey, Jr. and Harlan Bailey; one sister, Gladys Wilson and daughter-in-law, Patsy Gilbert on February 26, 2017.
She leaves behind to cherish her memories, one son, Glenn Gilbert; one daughter, Robin Hyder (Ricky), all of Erwin; four grandsons: Carl Gilbert (Anna), Elizabethton, Mark Gilbert (Jodi), Erwin, Robert Hyder, Gray, Ryan Hyder (April), Gray; two granddaughters: Rachelle Shurtz (Jay), Erwin, Sara Schwenke (Gary), Unicoi; six great grandsons: Chase Gilbert, Dakota Schwenke, Blake Schwenke, Braxton Hyder, Aiden Hyder and River Shurtz; five great granddaughters: Ava Gilbert, Ella Hyder, Madeleine Gilbert, Abbygale Gilbert and Willa Shurtz; four brothers: James A. Bailey, Teddy Bailey, Verlin Bailey (Faye), all of Erwin and Ebb Bailey (Betty), Jonesborough; one sister, Blanche Blankenship, Erwin; very special friends: Dorothy Rogers, Holly Morton, Pat Harrell and Norma Hughes; several nieces and nephews also survive.
The family would like to extend a sincere and heartfelt thank you to all the nurses, CNA's and entire staff at the Unicoi County Nursing Home for the exceptional care and kindness they extended to Dollie and her family.
The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 P.M. on Monday, December 3, 2018 in the Robert Ledford Funeral Home Chapel. Ricky Hyder and Pastor Jeremy Green will officiate at the 7:00 P.M. service. Special music will be provided by the family. Committal will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday in the Evergreen Cemetery. Those wishing to attend are asked to meet at the funeral home by 10:30 A.M. on Tuesday to go in procession to the cemetery. Pallbearers will be Carl Gilbert, Mark Gilbert, Robert Hyder, Ryan Hyder, Jay Shurtz, Gary Schwenke and John Paul O'dell. In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials be made in memory of Dollie to: Lillydale Christian Church, Building Fund, 1140 Martins Creek Road, Erwin, TN 37650.
Online condolences, photos and memories may be shared with the Gilbert family through our complimentary, interactive Book of Memories at www.ledfordfuneralhomes.com
Robert Ledford Funeral Home, 720 Ohio Avenue, Erwin, is privileged to serve the Gilbert family. (423) 743-1380.