June 12, 2013
Beatrice Ramsey Gilbert, 94, of Fyffe died Saturday, June 8.
Mrs. Gilbert was born in Rose Hill, Virginia, on Valentine’s Day in 1919 to Edward Witt and Martha Johnson Ramsey. She had lived in Fyffe since 1971. Her husband, Mr. Arnold Gilbert, a native of Fyffe, died in 1999.
Mrs. Gilbert taught school in Texas, Virginia, Georgia and Kingsport, Tenn., where she lived for more than a decade before moving to Alabama. She was an adventurous traveler and visited all fifty states during her lifetime. She enjoyed cooking and canning the fruits and vegetables she and her husband grew in their garden. She also was an avid stamp collector.
Mrs. Gilbert attended Fyffe Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday School for many years.
She graduated from Radford University and had a master’s degree in education from Virginia Tech.
She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Virginia Layman of Stuarts Draft, Va.; three nephews, Mark L. Layman of Washington D.C., Bruce A. Layman of Parkersburg, W. Va. and Ronald E. Ramsey of Arkansas; and one niece, Dr. Celia Anita Decker of Colorado.
Visitation was from 6-7 p.m. Tuesday at Rainsville Funeral Home. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with Brother Noble Russell officiating. Burial will follow at Mountain View Memory Gardens in Ft. Payne.
In lieu of flowers, friends who wish may make donations in Mrs. Gilbert’s memory to Fyffe Methodist Church, 67 Church Road, Fyffe, AL, 35971.