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In Memory of

Virginia K. Gilbert

October 20, 1924 - November 25, 2016

Obituary


This is the day the Lord has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24

In Loving Memory

Virginia K Gilbert (92) passed away peacefully at home in Edgewater, Maryland on November 26, 2016.

Born in Palmyra, Virginia on October 20, 1924, she was the daughter of James Marshall Davis and Loula Mae Marks.

Virginia was preceded in death by the love of her life, James Worth Gilbert and her only daughter Grace Kidd Simpson.

One of nine brothers...

This is the day the Lord has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24

In Loving Memory

Virginia K Gilbert (92) passed away peacefully at home in Edgewater, Maryland on November 26, 2016.

Born in Palmyra, Virginia on October 20, 1924, she was the daughter of James Marshall Davis and Loula Mae Marks.

Virginia was preceded in death by the love of her life, James Worth Gilbert and her only daughter Grace Kidd Simpson.

One of nine brothers and sisters, she is survived by sister Lil Lee as well as brother Luther Davis and his wife Diane. She is also survived by nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

As a long-time Arlington County resident, she worked tirelessly for 23 years as a cashier at the Safeway on Wilson Boulevard. A woman of strong faith, she was a member of Arlington Baptist Church and attended regularly.

Virginia adopted and raised her beloved grandson David Hughes from infancy. Her life was devoted to his care and well-being. She had immeasurable patience and compassion. Her sage advice and caring tone was a calming comfort to her family.

The viewing will be held at Murphy Funeral Home in Arlington; 4510 Wilson Boulevard on Wednesday, November 30 at 11 AM. A short memorial service will follow at Noon. Interment at National Memorial Park is private. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made in honor of Virginia K. Gilbert to Hospice of the Chesapeake at www.hospicechesapeake.org.

The family wishes to extend sincere thanks to The Tydings Family, The Collins Family, The Blackwell Simmons Family, the Nimmo Family and The Chatary Family, all of whom contributed to the care and comfort of "Miss Virginia". Most appreciated are the tireless efforts of Barbara Tydings who ensured that Virginia was held in the highest esteem and cared for as a family member would be.

In My Father's house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. John 14:2