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Juanita Clifton Gilbert
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Obituary for Juanita Clifton Gilbert

Juanita Clifton Gilbert, 91, of Stuart, VA passed away on Monday, April 23, 2018 at Landmark Assisted Living Center in Stuart, VA. She was born on May 31, 1926 in Patrick County, VA to the late Austin Clifton and Mattie Clifton. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Robert Martin “Bob” Gilbert; and ten brothers and sisters.

She attended and graduated from Meadows of Dan High School where she played basketball. She went on to marry the love of her life, Robert Martin “Bob” Gilbert of Stuart, VA in 1946. Juanita had a successful career as a cafeteria manager at South Martinsville Elementary School and eventually at Magna Vista High School where she retired in 1991. Her love of cooking led her to win many awards and her prize winning recipes were featured in the local newspaper. She was a long time member of Dan River Primitive Baptist Church.

She is survived by her sister, Nettie Clifton Turman of Floyd, VA; sons, Jerry Gilbert (Cindy) of Surfside Beach, SC and Shannon Gilbert (Melanie) of Ridgeway, VA. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Amanda Gilbert Wright of Mt. Pleasant, SC and Austin Gilbert of Ridgeway, VA.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Norris Funeral Services with Elder Mark Terry and Elder Paul Hopkins officiating. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Norris Funeral Services. Burial will held on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. at Plasters Family Cemetery in Vesta, VA.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Plasters Family Cemetery Fund. Send donations in care of Linda Hopkins, 1233 Elamsville Road, Stuart, VA 24171.

The family wishes to extend their deepest gratitude to the Landmark Assisted Living Center, Mountain Valley Hospice and the Viers Family.

Norris Funeral Services, Inc. and Crematory of Martinsville, VA is serving the Gilbert family. Online condolences may be made at

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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Norris Funeral Services & Crematory - Martinsville Chapel

1500 Kings Mountain Road
P.O. Box 5501
Martinsville, Virginia 24115





11:00 AM
Norris Funeral Services & Crematory - Martinsville Chapel

1500 Kings Mountain Road
P.O. Box 5501
Martinsville, Virginia 24115

Cemetery Details


Plasters Family Cemetery

7789 Jeb Stuart Hwy.
Stuart, VA 24171


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