Gloria Gilbert

Obituary of Gloria B. Gilbert

Gloria B. Gilbert, of Slidell, Louisiana, passed away on October 24, 2021 at the age of 81.  She is a native of Leaf, Mississippi, born on September 29, 1940 to the late Curbia and Claudia Boone.  Gloria is the beloved mother of Roxanna G. Becknel (Pernell), David S. Gilbert, and Solomon O. Gilbert Jr. (Naomi); cherished grandmother of Pernethyia Harmon (Martisen), Linda Gilbert, Racquel P. Becknel, Railynn D. Becknel, and Jalena Gilbert; proud great-grandmother of Brazil and Haiti Harmon; and caring sister of Melvin Boone, the late Ineta Davis, and the late Almeta Jones.  She was also preceded in death by her husband Solomon O. Gilbert Sr., whom Gloria loved dearly.

Gloria is a graduate of Joseph S. Clark High School and was employed with the Detective Bureau of the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office.  She enjoyed movies, music, seafood, and sunflowers.  She treasured the time she spent with her kids, grandkids, and great-grandbabies.  Gloria was truly the matriarch of her family; always helping people whenever her help was needed.  She was a fantastic cook and shared her recipes with her family to pass on.  Gloria will fondly be remembered as a person who helped others by teaching them to help themselves.  She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 6, 2021 at noon at the House of Prayer located at 1385 Gause Blvd W in Slidell. Repass to follow at Glad Tidings Seventh Day Adventist located at 60451 Dixie Road in Slidell. Memories and condolences may be expressed at