Mrs. Roevena Frances Gilbert, age 75, of Bee, Virginia, passed away Wednesday (March 20, 2019) at her home. Born February 10, 1944 in Buchanan County, Virginia, she was a daughter of the late Elbert and Eunice Lester Boyd. A lifelong resident of the area, she was a 1962 graduate of Council High School and was of the Primitive Baptist faith. She enjoyed cooking, quilting, and spending time with her family.
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In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by siblings, Ferrell Boyd, Vergil Boyd, Brady Boyd, Fern LaPlante, Bonnie Barton, Fannie Boyd, Eula Gay Owens, Ruth Woods, Imogene Amos, and Fonnie Boyd.
Survivors include her husband of fifty-four years, Donald Ray Gilbert of the home; three children, James Gilbert and wife, Maggie of Reedy Ridge, Tammy Helton and husband, Harvey of Fletchers Ridge, Angela Helton and husband, Jeffery of Bee; seven grandchildren, Aaron Gilbert, Jamie Gilbert, Shane Gilbert, Dustin Helton, Samantha Helton, Kayla Helton, and Allison Christian; eleven great-grandchildren, Samuel Helton, Kimber Helton, Cassidy Gilbert, Aiden Gilbert, Kameron Gilbert, Emma Gilbert, Kinsley Gilbert, Kayde Gilbert, Calliope Gilbert, Trinity White, and Zeus Brewer; four siblings, Eddie Boyd, Jennings Boyd, Arbutus Rasnick, and Patty Lockhart; several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 AM Sunday in the Honaker Funeral Home Chapel, Honaker, Virginia with Rev. Troy Harris and Rev. Dennis McGlothlin officiating. Interment will follow in the O’Quinn Cemetery at Bee, Virginia.
Pallbearers will be Aaron Gilbert, Jamie Gilbert, Shane Gilbert, Dustin Helton, Denver Owens, and Michael James.
Honorary pallbearers will be Samantha Helton, Kayla Helton, Savannah Helton, Allison Christian, Roselyn Gilbert, Ashley McElyea, and Kenzie Crusenberry.
The family will receive friends at the Honaker Funeral Home after 6:00 PM Saturday, where an evening service will be conducted at 7:00 PM with Elder Garnell Gilbert and Elder Jim Duty officiating.
Online condolences may be made at www.honakerfuneralhome.net.