Mary Lorene Gilbert, 62, of Madisonville, passed away Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016, in Huntsville. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 18 at the Huntsville Seventh-day Adventist Church. The burial followed at Midway Southside Cemetery. A visitation was held Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Day Funeral Home Chapel in Madisonville. Damon Snead officiated.
Mary, known to her family and friends as “Bootsie,” was born on March 13, 1954, to Leslie and Celia (Carson) Gilbert. She was a Madisonville High School graduate and was employed at Amycel for over 25 years. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brothers, Sidney Kizzie and C.L. Kizzie.
Bootsie is survived by her aunties, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews as well as numerous other family members.
Pallbearers were Joshua Woodard, Curtis Banks, Zearl Williams, Wesley Smith, Carlos Dansby, and Cedric Allen.