Mrs. Mildred Gilbert Jones

Published 6:45 am Friday, September 18, 2020

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Montgomery resident Mildred Gilbert Jones, 99, died peacefully at home on Sept. 12, 2020. Though simple, hers was a life well-lived. Mrs. Jones was born, Jan. 5, 1921, to Marvin Wilson Gilbert and Grace Kewley Gilbert.

She was a graduate of Auburn University earning a BS and MS in Home Economics. Mrs. Jones worked most of her career in Blount County for the Alabama Cooperative Extension service.

Mildred was a lifelong member, Sunday school teacher and generous supporter of the Methodist Church, most recently with Whitfield Methodist Church in Montgomery.

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She is preceded in death by her husband, Walter Reith Jones; and brother, Ray W. Gilbert, Sr.

Mrs. Jones is survived by her nephew, Ray W. Gilbert Jr. (Joan) of Lanett; her stepson, Robert Daniel Jones; stepdaughter Emily J. Shiller of Montgomery. Other survivors include great-nephew, Ray W. Gilbert III (Amy) of Valley; great-niece, Jennifer G. Kirby ( Matt) of Lanett; step-granddaughter, Catherine Alison Belcher (Jason) of Atlanta; and two great-great nephews, Ty Gilbert and Kasen Kirby.

Graveside services will be held Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, at 3 p.m. EST at Resthaven Memorial Gardens in Lanett with the Rev. Jerry Ledbetter officiating.

Leak Memory Chapel is handling arrangements.