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Mr. Wilbert Gill was born to the late Zolia Gill and Mary Ida McDowell Gill of York SC. Wilbert’s pilgrim journey came to an end on Thursday, February 22, 2018; the battle has been fought and the victory won.

Wilbert was a graduate of Jefferson High School, Class of 1961. He was united in holy matrimony to Loretta Love on May 18, 1968. Wilbert joined Fishing Creek Baptist Church in York, SC where he was a faithful member until his health declined. Wilbert was a man of few words, with a gentle spirit. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and an excellent provider.

Wilbert retired from Stabilus as electronic welder, he was also a textile mechanic at Pama manufacturing. During his spare time Wilber en-joyed gardening, fixing anything that he could, along with being an avid Dallas Cowboys fan. He was a former member of the Moloch Elks Lodge #468 of Gastonia, Diplomat Social Civic Men’s Club, Miles Res-taurant’s Breakfast Club.

Wilbert was preceded in death by his siblings: Zolia Gill Jr., Donald Guthrie, Alberta Curry, Betty J. Patton, Julia G Minor and Minnie Gill.

Wilbert leaves to cherish his loving memories are his wife of 49 years, Loretta L. Gill of the home; son, Wilbert Hemphill (Brenda); granddaughter, Sierra Hemphill; grandson, Michael Sanders all of York, SC and four great-grandchildren; sister, Donetta Malbrough (David) of Rock Hill, SC; Mother-In-Law, Venobia M. Whitworth, of Gastonia, NC; Sisters–in-Law, Carolyn W. Brown (JB)of Gastonia, NC; Dr. Ruth W. Logan, of Birmingham, AL; Sylvia Whitworth, of Ft. Washington, MD; Ina W. Allen (Kenneth) of Roswell GA; Brothers In–Law, Orddrell Whitworth Jr. (Phyllis) of Gastonia, NC; Jerome Minor, of Rock Hill, SC; honorable mention Mr. and Mrs. Lee Bivens and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Special friends: Mrs. Elsie Jones, Ms. Gloria Love, Mrs. Hattie Hardin, Mr. Tim Lowery, Mr. George Wilform, Mr. James Feaster, Mr. Clenzo Meeks and Mrs. Martha Hemphill

Funeral Arrangement

Fishing Creek Baptist Church
1220 Springlake Road
York, South Carolina

Thursday, March 1, 2018 @ 12:00 Noon

The family will receive friends at Tabernacle Baptist Church, Gastonia, N.C. from
4:00 until 6:00 P.M. on Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Gaston Memorial Park
1200 S New Hope Road
Gastonia, N.C. 28054 

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  • Friday, February 23, 2018
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  • Tuesday, February 27, 2018
    Please accept my heartfelt condolences. It is always painful to lose a loved one. I too have lost many dear ones to death. In the Lord’s prayer. Jesus says at Matthew chapter 6, verse 10: ‘Let your kingdom come. Let your will take place, as in heaven, also on earth.’ I find this comforting because nowhere in the Bible is sickness or death mentioned as occurring in heaven; hence, I look forward to seeing God’s will for the earth to be carried out just as it is in heaven. Then we can be reunited with our loved, and enjoy life on earth forever as Almighty God Jehovah purposed from the beginning. [Psalm 37:29] I sincerely hope that these words serve as some comfort to you at this time. For further Scriptural encouragement visit
    ~ Irene
  • Wednesday, February 28, 2018
    Dear Gill family, I am so sorry to have read of the recent death of your loved one Wilbert. Please accept my most sincere condolences. May you find the comfort from the Scriptures at John 5:28,29 where Jehovah God promises a resurrection of our loved ones through his son Christ Jesus. And then the wonderful hope in the near future to the end of all the causes for our sufferings including sickness and death promised at Revelation 21:3-5. When I've lost loved ones these Scriptures have comforted me as I hope they will help your family also. In your time of need may God's loving arms surround your family during this most difficult time of your lives. Please accept my deepest sympathy on your loss.
    ~ Trudy Nowell   Panama City Beach, FL