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Gertrude Mohr Elbert

October 26, 1920 - June 29, 2017

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Thursday, July 6, 2017
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Funeral services and Mass of Christian Burial for Gertrude Elbert, 96, a resident of Garner, will be held on Thursday, July 6, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 2817 Poole Rd, Raleigh, NC. A Rosary service will begin at 10:15am followed by a Mass at 11:00am. The family will greet friends in the community room following Mass. Gertrude passed away Thursday, June 29, 2017 at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, surrounded by her daughters.

Gertrude and her husband Willi, together with their first daughter, left Germany and settled in Raleigh in 1956. She devoted her life to her family, her neighbors on West Aycock Street, and the community of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish and School in Raleigh. Her Catholic faith was the cornerstone of her life, and her devotion to God and the Church were deep and steady throughout her life.

After Willi’s death in 1982, Gertrude became an active volunteer with many Church-affiliated groups, and was a kind and loving visitor to elderly friends and Church members in the hospital or in nursing home care.

In 2001 Gertrude moved to Arizona to live near her eldest daughter and son-in-law. Driving up Scottsdale Rd. for the first time, she proclaimed the sight “awesome!” and came to love Arizona, especially the glorious sunsets which delighted her almost every evening. She enjoyed a wonderful relationship with the community of friends at Our Lady of Joy Parish in Carefree, though she would always introduce herself as “Gertrude Elbert, Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Raleigh, North Carolina.”

In 2006 Gertrude returned to North Carolina and worshipped at both St. Mary and St. Joseph Catholic Church. She lived with daughter Terri and son-in-law Derrick for her last 11 years. No one could have cared for her with greater kindness, love, and patience.

Gertrude is survived by her daughters Christa (Greg) Romanowski, Terri (Derrick) Stout, and Margaret Elbert, 4 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church building fund, 2817 Poole Rd, Raleigh, NC.
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Terri, We are so sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. She was a special lady to us as well as your Father. We have lost parents as well so we know how hard it it. One memory I have was when our first Daughter Jessica - who is 34 now- was born your Mother came and spent the day with me. Of course she brought food and a present. I enjoyed her visit very much. Keeping you and your family in our prayers in the days ahead. Mike & Dana HInton
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Margaret! This is Cindy (Wolfe) Beaver. I am so sorry for your loss and kept up with your Mom long after we lost both our parents in 2001(Mom) and Daddy in 2004. We shared Christmas letters while she was in Arizona and then my cards were returned and we lost touch . She was such a wonderful "mother " to all the neighborhood kids and the greatest cook ever ! Your mom visited me at Rex Hospital when our youngest daughter was an infant and was sick but that was nearly 30 years ago. She prayed with me for our daughter and it brought me such peace . I have some surgery scheduled Thursday and cannot attend the services but would love to see you girls sometime . Love to all of you from the Wolfe family across the street at 204 W.Aycock! Email me when convenient at cindyb@nc.rr.com. Love and deepest sympathy... Cindy and David Beaver
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My mother was the best ever! One funny thought that sticks out in my mind is that when we were eating supper she would ask if I, or my other two sisters wanted more food and we would so.etimes say "no" and she would still put a plop of it on our plate!!
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What a wonderful woman and grandma. Always a smile on her face. Hopefully the pic I added shows up.
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All of us who had the privilege of bringing Holy Communion to Gertrude are saddened for your loss. What a great woman, role model and Saint.

Ray Shoenfelt and the Homebound Ministry Team at St Mary's
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