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Betty Ruth Gilbert

January 19, 1939 — December 1, 2019

Abingdon, Va. 

Betty Ruth Gilbert, age 80, passed away on Sunday, December 1, 2019 at Grace Healthcare.  She was a native of Dickenson County, Va. and had lived in Washington County, Va. still since 1983. Betty was of the Baptist faith and she attended Highlands Fellowship Church.

She dedicated her life to making a home for her family, and in her spare time, she loved to read, especially the Holy Bible. Betty loved her grandchildren and was happiest when she was caring for them. 

She was predeceased by her parents Joe and Gladys Brooks; sons Don Samuel Bailey, Jr. and his wife Kathy, and David Allen Bailey.

Betty is survived by her son Ronald Bailey (Cheryl) of Texas; daughters Diana Gilliam of Georgia, Dana Gilbert (Adam Winters) of Damascus, Va., Dianna Gilbert (Scott Robinson) of Cleveland, Tenn.; brothers Donald Ray Brooks of Haysi, Va., and Michael Brooks (Karen) of MI; 9 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. 

The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at the Main Street Chapel of Farris Funeral Service. A cryptside funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, December 6, 2019 at the Mausoleum at Knollkreg Memorial Park with Minister Johnny Bishop officiating. Honorary casket bearers will be Adam Winters, Richard Lane, Scott Robinson, Koty Fulton, Brady Vestal, R. Jay Bailey, and Robert Derby. Those attending the service are asked to be at the Mausoleum at least 15 minutes prior to the service.  

Those wishing to share memories and express sympathy online may do so by visiting  Betty Ruth Gilbert and her family are in the care of Farris Funeral Service and Crematory, 427 East Main Street, Abingdon, VA  24210 (276-623-2700).
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Thursday, December 5, 2019

6:00 - 8:00pm (Eastern time)

Main Street Chapel, Farris Funeral Service

427 East Main Street, Abingdon, VA 24210

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Friday, December 6, 2019

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Knollkreg Memorial Park

556 Walden Rd, Abingdon, VA 24210

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