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Edward Donel Gilbert, 73

Edward Donel Gilbert, 73

EDNEYVILLE — Edward Donel Gilbert, 73, of Edneyville went to be with the Lord, Monday, April 1, 2013, at the VA Hospital in Black Mountain.

He was a native and lifelong resident of Henderson County and was preceded in death by his parents, Mary Dalton Gilbert and Burgeon Gilbert, brothers, Ervin Gilbert and Samuel Gilbert, a nephew and two nieces.

He loved going to the local auction every Friday and Saturday night but come Sunday morning you could find him on the back pew of In Jesus Name Church. He was in church every time the doors were open. He is now rejoicing in Heaven. He will live on in our precious memories we have of him and forever live in our hearts. He will be missed by so many.

Edward served his country in the US Marine Corps.

He is survived by a loving wife of 52 years, Sandra Gilbert; a son, Jeffery Gilbert and wife Rita of Hendersonville; a daughter, Sheila Gilbert Bousson and husband Dennis of Edneyville; three grandchildren, Amanda Gilbert Magnet and husband Charlie, Corey Bousson and Timmy Bousson all of Edneyville; three sisters and a brother all of Edneyville and many nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 4, 2013, at In Jesus Name Church with Pastor Dale Gilbert officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park with military honors conducted by the Henderson County Honor Guard.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 2:50 p.m. prior to the service in the church.

Donations may be made to the Charles George VA Medical Center Voluntary Service, 1100 Tunnel Road, Asheville, NC 28805, or to In Jesus Name Church, 2934 Sugarloaf Mountain Road, Hendersonville NC 28792.

Condolence cards may be sent to the family at or P.O. Box 945, Hendersonville, NC 28793.