OBITUARY

Debra Gilbert

July 27, 1953September 9, 2021
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Debra Gilbert (Debi), 68, of many cities and towns from Chardon, Ohio to Daleville, Alabama passed into God’s realm on September 9th, 2021 in Lake Mary, Florida.

Her “Celebration of Life” will be held on Thursday, September 16th from 5-7 PM at the Baldwin-Fairchild Oaklawn Chapel located at 5000 CR-46A E Sanford, FL 32771.

Debra Gilbert, née Baker, was born in Chardon, Ohio to Geraldine Walker on July 27, 1953. She loved to read her bible and help people in need. She always had a smile on her face and could be depended on to lend a helping hand whenever she could. Her laughter was infectious and people around her could not help but to laugh with her therefore bring joy to those she was around. Married twice, to two service members, she worked tirelessly to support their military careers and commands, often as a civilian liaison or ombudsman. She passionately worked in southwest Alabama as a caregiver and confidante, and throughout her life, she gave of her energy and time to neighborhood women and children’s organizations.

Debra is preceded in death by her parents, Geraldine and Jim Compton, and sister Beverly Staton.

Debra is survived by her children, Patrick Gilbert (Arata), Heidi Caragan (Charles), and Robert Gilbert, brothers Scott Compton (Schelah), Dale Compton (Michelle), and David Baker, grandson’s Ren Gilbert and Chandler Caragan (Estefania), and great-granddaughter Lexa Caragan.

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, September 16, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, September 16, 2021

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Migdalia Vega

September 22, 2021

Wonderful woman, was my bunky and we had so much fun…. She is with the Lord now! RIP Debby

Debra Shea

September 16, 2021

I will always remember Debi kindness towards me. She would call or Facebook me to make sure I was ok especially after my momma passed away as she knew that loss as well. We made arrangements for me to stop at her house w my 3 horses. I said Deb is there any stables close so my horses could graze after being in trailer she said no need for that as they can graze in my backyard as it has a fence. I laughed said will your landlord be ok w that. She laughed said I don't think Heidi would mind. We both laughed saying no she won't mind at all. That day didn't come I know we both was looking forward to the visit. She loved her kids and grandkids so much. Your friendship I will treasure. Fly high Debi.

Carolyn Ford

September 15, 2021

Debi, will forever live on in my heart.she was a kind tenderhearted woman.who love the lord & her family.Debi 😇🤗drove all the way from Alabama to Tampa , Fl.just to see me.she didn't judge.but love on me& became one of my best friends.Rest Debi.you fought a good fight & kept the faith.I love you friend.😇😇🌹🌹🌹🙏👏❤❤❤

Scott Iles

September 14, 2021

To Debi's Family - I am so sorry for your loss. To lose a loved one is ever difficult, so let good memories take root over any others. Time does heal pain and wounds, and I would like to think that she would want everyone to enjoy a happy life.

To Debi - you are onward to another journey. I am certain that you took with you the love that you had for others and the love they had for you. I shall remember you, now and always. Godspeed, Debi... with love... Scott

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