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Boyce Aaron Gilbert

Boyce Gilbert fixed 2Boyce Aaron Gilbert, age 89, of Belott, passed away Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at his home.  Boyce was born January 17, 1930 in Belott to parents, Oscar Gilbert and Rosie Bennett Gilbert.  He lost his father at age 5 in a tornado and at age 12, built his mother a two bedroom house.  On September 20, 1951, he married Billie Jean Gibson and moved to Houston shortly afterward for work.  Boyce was a pipefitter for 39 years and after raising his family, retired moving back to their old home place and building a beautiful plantation home for his sweetheart Billie.  At 23, he was ordained as a deacon and continued serving the Lord faithfully.  Boyce was a kind man having a great love for his family and friends, always showing unconditional love.

Boyce was survived by the love of his life, his wife of 67 years, Billie Jean Gilbert of Belott; children, Alton Gilbert and wife, Tammy of Crockett, Betty Lewis and husband, Richard of Chandler, Larry Gilbert and wife, Debby of Crockett, Ricky Gilbert and wife, Julie of Pasadena, Tina Stevens of Harwood, Cliffton Gilbert and wife, Felecia of Pasadena; adopted daughter, Beth Griffin of Katy; grandchildren, Bradley Gilbert of Nacogdoches, John Johnson and wife, Jennifer of London, England, Tracey Goram Welch and husband, Sean of Longview, James Lewis and wife, Marlene of Houston, Jason Gilbert and wife, Serena of LaPorte, Jeremiah Gilbert and wife, Laura of Lake Jackson, Justin Gilbert of Houston, Jessica Fuentes and husband, Ralph of Pasadena, Sawyer Gilbert of Pasadena, Joshua Manuel of Pasadena, Travis Manuel and wife, Rachel of Fort Hood, Bailey Simmons of Pasadena, Dylan Thompson of Pasadena; twenty-one great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Evelyn Gilbert.  He is preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Rosie Gilbert; son-in-law, Darrell Stevens; brothers, Oscar Gilbert, Edwin “Buddy” Gilbert, R. L. Gilbert, George Richardson; sisters, Loretta Holmes, Willie Henley, Mae Minter, Bessie Coborn, Lillan Tilley.

Funeral services for Boyce Aaron Gilbert will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, February 15, 2019 in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Terry Gibson and Rev. Jim Bob Gunnels officiating.   Interment will follow in the New Energy Cemetery.  Family will receive friends for visitation Thursday evening from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

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