Loretta Lee Gilbert
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Loretta Lee Henry Gilbert, 87, of Claremont passed away October 24, 2022. She was born in Detroit, Michigan to the late Herman Lee and Johnsie Yount Henry.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Eugene Gilbert; son, William Rodney Gilbert and sister, Betty Kanipe.
She is survived by her daughter, Rhonda Wood and husband Stanley of Gaffney, SC; daughter-in-law, Carol Whitener Gilbert, grandchildren, Justin Gilbert, Brandon Gilbert, Lucas Wood, and Abby Elliott (Tyler); great grandchildren, Landon and Beau Elliott along with many special nieces and nephews.
Loretta was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Claremont where she was an active member for many years. She was a dedicated servant of our Lord and worked at St. Mark's Preschool Program for many years after she retired. Loretta also served on church council and various committees of the church. She looked forward to fellowship with the Women of the Church regularly.
Loretta was a graduate of Western High School in Detroit, and Clevenger College of Business.
A celebration of her life will be held at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Claremont, NC, Friday, October 28, 2022 at 2:00 PM with Pastor Heather Langan officiating. The family will receive friends at 1 PM prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Compassus Hospice, 212 E. Floyd Baker Blvd., Gaffney, SC 29340, or St. Mark's Lutheran Church Preschool Program, Claremont, NC.
Condolences may be sent to the Gilbert family at www.drumfh-conover.com
The Gilbert family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Conover, NC.