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Ruth Ellen Shipman Gilbert
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Birth: Mar. 8, 1929
Spartanburg County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Mar. 28, 2009
Spartanburg County
South Carolina, USA

She was the mother of eleven, 8 sons and 3 daughters.

She died from complications caused by Parkinson's Disease. It stole her ability to walk, and took the volume from her voice. She loved to talk more than anything. I imagine her now in heaven talking up a storm with family and friends that have gone ahead. Telling Dad all that he has missed in the 14 years he has been gone.

She always wanted to travel, to go and see what was beyond the horizon. Yet for years she remained at home raising her large family. Mom loved to go to Edisto Beach and look for shells.

Mom died as she lived, surrounded by her family. All eleven children (in-laws, out-laws and grandchildren too) surrounded her bed as she crossed over to join Dad on the other side.

And waiting across the Rainbow Bridge were the animals that were her faithful companions--- Cocoa, Missy, Sandy and Patches.

Source: Spartanburg Herald Journal

Ruth Ellen Gilbert
WELLFORD, SC-- Ruth Ellen Shipman Gilbert, 80, of 1195 Little Mountain Road, Wellford, SC, died Saturday, March 28, 2009 after a long illness.
A native of Spartanburg County, she was the daughter of Stafford Grady Shipman and Minnie Loftis Shipman. She was the widow of Walter Harvey Gilbert, Sr. She was a member of Lake Bowen Baptist Church.
Surviving are sons Rev. Ronald (Carolyn) Gilbert of Abington, VA, Donald Gilbert of Spartanburg, SC, Gary (Brenda) Gilbert of Campobello, SC, Walter Gilbert Jr. of Spartanburg, Alvin (Glenda) Gilbert of Inman, and Robert Gilbert, Darryl (Edna) Gilbert, Joseph Gilbert of Wellford, daughters Gwendolyn (Joey) Ogburn and Ellen (Carroll) Guffey of Inman, and Amy Gilbert of Wellford; 16 grandchildren anf 14 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by three aunts, Winnie Moore of Spartanburg, Iris Loftis of Inman, and Bernice Davis of Campobello.
Funeral services will be held at Liberty Baptist Church in Inman on Tuesday, March 31, 2009 at 11:00 AM, conducted by Rev. Ronald Gilbert, Rev. Monte Guffey Jr., and Dr. David Duncan. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at the church. Burial will follow the service at Lake Bowen Baptist Church Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Animal Allies, 1097 Asheville Highway, Spartanburg, SC 29303, and Gideons International, P.O. Box 160471, Boiling Springs, SC 29316.
Friends are invited to visit the family anytime at the home of Carroll and Ellen Guffey at 332 Calvery Road, Inman.
Seawright Funeral Home and Crematory
Family links: 
  Stafford Grady Shipman (1900 - 1964)
  Minnie Belzora Loftis Shipman (1897 - 1940)
  Walter Harvey Gilbert (1927 - 1995)
  Walter Harvey Gilbert (1955 - 2014)*
*Calculated relationship
Lake Bowen Baptist Church Cemetery
Spartanburg County
South Carolina, USA
Created by: Amy Gilbert
Record added: Apr 05, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 35547734
Ruth Ellen <i>Shipman</i> Gilbert
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Ruth Ellen <i>Shipman</i> Gilbert
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