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Linda Joyce Gilbert

December 10, 1947 - January 16, 2019

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Memorial Service

Location:
Renaissance Funeral Home & Cremation Tribute Center
Date:
Saturday, February 9, 2019
Service Time:
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

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Notes

Linda Gilbert, 71 of Raleigh, NC died Wednesday, January 16, 2019.

Linda was a resident of Miami, Florida for 44 years and recently moved to Raleigh, NC to be closer to her granddaughter. A retired teacher of over 35 years with the majority of that time at Kendale Elementary School. She was a proud member of the National Cambridge Glass Collectors Club as well as the South Florida Depression Glass Club. Linda enjoyed collecting Depression glass, antiquing, and quilting. She was well known for being a great cook and hosting elaborate dinner parties.

Linda is survived by her mother, Dorothy Rickman of Raleigh, NC and daughters, Melissa Lee of Coral Springs, FL and Andrea Pereira of Raleigh, NC as well as her granddaughter, Lorelei Pereira.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 2:00pm at Renaissance Funeral Home, 7615 Six Forks Rd Raleigh, NC 27615 with a reception to follow. Friends are welcome to attend to celebrate her life.
Posted by:
Tan Melton
Posted on:
February 9, 2019
Linda and I met over 20 years ago. She was my friend, my council, and our Happy Hour storyteller! From all outward appearances we were so different but, at the heart of our cherished friendship, we were just two southern girls who lived for a great drink, straight talk, and true, loyal friendship. From our first conversation to our last, we added value to each other's lives. I am going to miss my friend. All her wise counsel, her giggle that was filled with pure joy and mischief, and those steely, beautiful blue eyes that pierced to the heart of you with their ability to see it all. Linda was a force to be reckoned with and one of the most nurturing people I will ever have the honor to meet. God rest you, my friend, because you have lived a life that was well done!

To her family, please know you were her greatest joy, and my prayers are with you today!
Posted by:
Joan Manley
Posted on:
January 27, 2019
I just saw the obituary in Sunday’s Miami Herald and I’m too shocked for words and overcome with grief and sadness. How could this happen to my dear friend Linda? I can’t believe it. My heartfelt condolences to Andrea and Laz, Missy and Andrew and Dorothy.
Posted by:
BETTY J SURMAN
Posted on:
January 24, 2019
Linda was a member of the South Florida Depression Glass Club where we met. We both shared the love of the Cambridge Glass Company with her favorite - Rosepoint. We had many years of fun attending the club meetings, special trips, the Glass Show, and especially her Cambridge study group. Linda & I also shared the love of quilting. During her illness I tried to post on her FB page beautiful quilts that would bring a smile to her face. We are truly sorry she had to go through this. Her smile, knowledge and glow will always be among us. Linda was a wonderful individual whom loved her family deeply. I know she will be miss. I miss her. Linda, may your angel be with you. With loving & fond memories, Prayers & Blessings to her family & friends. Our love, Jack & Betty Surman
Posted by:
Yvette Brizuela
Posted on:
January 23, 2019
So much to say, but the thing that stands out to me the most is how she was like my mom away from home. Always sharing her wisdom to help you make good choices based on her experiences. If she was ever a little sharp she would always giggle just so, when you enlightened her about that tone. She really had your best interest at heart even if you didn't want to hear it. I love her so much and she will be missed, but I swear I can feel that look as she peers down. Her head is tilted and she has a smile on her face, nodding just so, glimmer in her eye.
Posted by:
Jill Hancock
Posted on:
January 23, 2019
Oh...so saddened to see this. Always appreciated your beautiful mother (& her two sweet daughters). Third and sixth grade Sunday School at OCPC seems a long time ago! Prayers for peace and comfort.....
Jill (& Tom) Hancock <><
Posted by:
Paula Rose
Posted on:
January 22, 2019
My precious friend of 48 years......we saw each other through many trials and now you are at rest in the arms of Jesus. Such a blessing. You will be missed! My love to your family, Paula
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Renaissance Funeral Home & Cremation Tribute Center
7615 Six Forks Rd
Raleigh, NC 27615
919-866-1866
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