Obituary of Leona Inez Gilbert
Leona Inez (Hulsey) Gilbert went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday March 4, 2019, at the age of 100. She was born in Jenks, Oklahoma on February 8, 1919 to LeRoy and Effie (Zinn) Hulsey. She married the love of her life, Leroy Charles Gilbert, on March 31, 1939. They made their home in Sapulpa, raising eight children.
She was a homemaker until starting her career with Sapulpa schools in the cafeteria where she worked until her retirement. She enjoyed sewing, watching the Young and the Restless and was always ready to take a road trip. Leona loved holidays and family get-togethers; any chance to spend time with her family was important to her.She loved and attended First Baptist Church Sapulpa.
She is preceded in death by husband Leroy Gilbert, sons Raymond, David & Howard Gilbert, daughter, Susie Hendricks, son in law Edward Stephens and two brothers Orville & Vernard Hulsey.
She is survived by her sisters Lola Mae Traver, Hazel Feeback, Ethel Faye McLaughlin and Oleta McDaniel. Her children Joyce Stephens, Linda Williams, Anita (Gilbert) Collier, Jeff Gilbert & wife Edna and daughter in-law Carolyn Thomas, 10 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and 5 great, great grandchildren, all residing in Sapulpa. She has many other numerous family and friends.
Arrangements are under the care of Green Hill Funeral Home. The family will be present to receive visitors on Wednesday March 6, 2019 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm at Green Hill Funeral Chapel Sapulpa. Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. on Thursday March 7th at First Baptist Church of Sapulpa.