Melvin (Gilbert) Gilbert, 68, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Wednesday, February 5, 2014. Gil was born to Willie & Blanche Gilbert in Woodbury, GA on Saturday, January 26, 1946. He was employed at Universal Fabrication and served as a member of the 25th Army Brigade during the Vietnam War where he was wounded twice. He received a Purple Heart and Cluster Award.
Preceding his death are his parents Willie and Blanche, brother Willie Gilbert, and sister Margaret Gilbert.
Left to cherish his memory are his partner and best friend “Chris” Christine Bonner Jones, sisters Felice Hayslip, Sara Stepp, Brenda Burson and his brothers, Craig Gilbert, William Gilbert and David Gilbert.
Visitation will be held at Pensacola Memorial Gardens Funeral Home Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 3:00 PM with a service to follow at 4:00 PM.