|Birth: ||Dec. 12, 1929|
|Death: ||May 28, 2013|
On Tuesday afternoon, May 28, 2013, Emma Bell Rosson Gilbert, 83, passed away peacefully to Heaven.
Waiting there for her was her beloved husband, Wayne. Heaven got another angel that afternoon. She will be truly missed and always loved by those who knew her.
Emma Bell Gilbert was the youngest of seven children born in Montague County on Dec. 12, 1929, to the parentage of W.B. and Cliva (Coursey) Rosson. On March 23, 1951, in Gainesville, Emma married the love of her life, Wayne Gilbert. Emma was an avid bowler beginning in 1960, through the 1980s, having received many trophies for her skills. In the late 1950s, Emma and Mr. Bud Leonard were instrumental in organizing the first girls softball league in the City of Gainesville. She played catcher for the Women's Softball League. She was the consummate homemaker, housewife and house mother. Like all mothers, she welcomed everyone into her home for a nourishing meal and friendship.
Those left to cherish her memory are Debra and Ronny Trammell of Gainesville, Terry and Marci Gilbert of Gainesville, and Kim Gilbert Novoa of Dallas; grandchildren, Lance and Jennifer Trammell, Jeremy Trammell, Christopher Wallace and Stephen and Taylor Wallace; great-grandchildren, Mason and Landry Trammell; and numerous nephews and nieces.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne; parents; one sister; and five brothers.
Those honoring the family as pallbearers are Jeremy Trammell, Christopher and Stephen Wallace, Gary Hillis, Tom Parker and David Tharp. Honorary pallbearers are Lance Trammell, Elbert Rosson, George Rosson, W.L. Rosson, James Wilson, Bobby Jobe and Bobby Tharp.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 31, 2013, at Fairview Cemetery with the Rev. Mark Loewen officiating.
A visitation is set from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 30, 2013, at the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home.
In lieu of floral tributes, the family request memorials are made to the First Christian Church Quilt Ministry.
Gainesville Daily Register, Gainesville, Texas, May 30, 2013 and http://www.geojcarroll.com/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=2102591&fh_id=13362; accessed on 30 May 2013.
William Burl Rosson (1884 - 1969)
Clyva Ellen Coursey Rosson (1881 - 1950)
Robert Wayne Gilbert (1924 - 2011)
Wilson Gilbert Rosson (1910 - 1965)*
Jasper C. Rosson (1913 - 1970)*
George Grant Rosson (1921 - 1972)*
Emma Bell Rosson Gilbert (1929 - 2013)
Created by: Linda Christensen
Record added: May 30, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 111515778
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