Donna M. Gilbert

Friday, May 29, 2015

Mrs. Donna M. Gilbert, age 94, of Chapel Hill, Tenn., died Tuesday morning, May 26, 2015, at her home in Chapel Hill.

Mrs. Gilbert was born in New London, Ohio, and was a daughter of the late Henry Richard and Amanda Agnes Weiss Stoskopf. She was a homemaker and was retired from Henry Horton State Park restaurant, and later, from H&S Pharmacy of Chapel Hill.

Mrs. Gilbert was the oldest active member of Smyrna Baptist Church in Chapel Hill. She was also a Gold Star Mother of the American Legion Auxiliary and a member of the Chapel Hill Senior Citizens.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Gilbert was also preceded in death by her husband, James Edward Gilbert, who died in 1988, and sons, 1st Lt. Carl E. Gilbert and infant son, Richard Gilbert.

Mrs. Gilbert is survived by a son, Chris Gilbert, (Jean Chrisman), Chapel Hill, Tenn.; grandchildren, David C. Crane (Jenny), Michael R. Crane (Paisley), Tracey L. Gilbert-Dallow (Howard), John G. Crane (Nathalie), Jonathan S. Gilbert (Jessica); great grandchildren, Will Crane, Sam Crane, Candace Crane, Tori Chapmon, Joey Gilbert-Reyes, Ravynn Gilbert-Reyes; special friends and caregivers, Margie Cheek, Betty Wright and Maxine Mayes.

Visitation was at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at Lawrence Funeral Home. Family members also received friends on Thursday, May 28, 2015, from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Smyrna Baptist Church in Chapel Hill with funeral services being conducted at 1 p.m. at the church with Rev. Kevin Robinson officiating. Burial followed in Swanson Cemetery in Chapel Hill.

Michael Crane, David Crane, Jonathan Gilbert, Howard Dallow, Will Crane and Sam Crane served as active pallbearers. The Adult Four Sunday School Class of Smyrna Baptist Church served as honorary pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Johnny Sheffield - Carl Gilbert Memorial Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 264, Chapel Hill, Tenn., 37034 or Smyrna Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 456, Chapel Hill, Tenn., 37034.

Lawrence Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Chapel Hill, Tenn., 931-364-2233 ( in charge of arrangements.