Mr. Johnnie Lee Gilbert age 78 of Malone (Mt. Zion Community) passed away Thursday, February 17th surrounded by his loving family.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 23rd at the Shira Sr. and Chelcie McKinnie Memorial Chapel located 5304 Bowden Hill Road Campbellton, FL. With Rev. Mark Dudley officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery located 5382 Old U.S. Road Malone, FL 32445 with McKinnie Funeral Home of Campbellton, Florida directing.
Johnnie Lee Gilbert was born on June 18, 1943 in Malone Florida to the late English and Eldiest Gilbert. He was later united in Holy matrimony to the late Carnell Clark. Johnnie retired from Hayes International/ PEMCO after nearly 40 years of service as a Senior Level Aircraft mechanic.
Johnnie accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized as a sign of his Faith an Salvation. He joined Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Malone, Florida where he served as a faithful member until he was called into Eternal Rest on February 17, 2022.
If you knew Johnnie, you knew that God was first in his life. He lived his life under the very strict principles of God and it was his life’s mission to exhibit his faith through giving to others. To come into his presence meant that he would pass on a good and kind word. He was very good at making sure that he shared the wisdom that he had accumulated through life’s journey with others. Johnnie lived his life by the Bible verse Proverbs 3:6: “In ALL thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths.”
Being called from Labor to Reward, Johnnie Lee Gilbert is preceded in death by his loving wife, Carnell Clark Gilbert and a grandson LaDray Keston Gilbert. He leaves precious memories and is survived by his loving son, LaDray B. Gilbert, a special daughter Nakia J. Williams, and his two grandchildren, Madison & Maddox Gilbert. He leaves two god-children in Mathis Robinson and Tierra Campbell, a special friend in Mable McDonald, a loving and devoted best friend & nephew, Ulysses Dudley, three special nieces “like daughters”, Decarla Gray (Toddie, Sr), Tracey Gilbert (Dexter), and Nichole Thompson (Tarront), special great-nieces Felicia Lewis-Snowden, Stacey Lewis-Smith, and Sharee Lewis; His siblings Namon Gilbert (Clara), Lury, Jr, and Edward Gilbert (Claddie), Doris Gilbert, and Ella Mae Hoskins. He also leaves two Sisters in law in Luvenia Jennings and Meltoria Clark; many nieces, nephews, and cousins; and a host of other relatives and friends.