PATSY SUE GILBERT, 70, of Paris, left this life to be with her Lord on Sunday June 30, 2013 at Paris Regional Medical Center. Starrett Funeral Home will conduct funeral services at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday July 3, 2013 at the Pathway International Church of God, with Rev. Sam Evers, Rev. Ray Evers and Rev. Troy Drake officiating. Burial will follow in the Chicota Presbyterian Cemetery. The body will lie in repose at the church for one hour prior to the service.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 7:00 p.m. Tuesday at Pathway Church of God.
Patsy was born March 22, 1943 in Chicota, a daughter of Buster and Opal Vanderburg. She attended Chicota schools, and worked as a cook for Walker's Caf in Powderly for over thirteen years prior to her retirement. She was a longtime faithful member of the Pathway Church of God.
She married Bob Wortham in 1961 and he preceded her in death in 1978. She then married Kenneth Gilbert in 1979, and he preceded her in death in 2011. In addition to her husbands she was preceded in death by three brothers; one sister; and a granddaughter, Jamie Wortham.
Suvivors include four children, Patricia Seat, of Paris, Richey Wortham, of Paris, Rinda Allen and husband Mark, of Sun Valley and Deanna Pendergraft and husband Stacy, of Sumner; fourteen grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; four brothers, Junior Vanderburg and wife Ann of Chicota, Glenn Vanderburg, of Paris, Jackie Vanderburg and wife Kay, of Paris, and David Vanderburg and wife Cheryl, of Reno; three sisters, Barbara Wigley and husband Royce, of Arthur City, Virginia Williams and husband Don, of Irving, Nancy Ralson and husband Charles, of Reno; three very special friends, Wanda Bozeman, Mildred Gilbert and Johnnie Benedict; and a special former son-in-law, Billy Seat.
Named to serve as pallbearers are Randall McFatridge, Kevin Gilbert, Joshua Wortham, Chase Pendergraft, Daniel Gilbert and Brady Gilbert. Honorary pallbearers are William York and Gage Allen.