Jewell West Gilbert, 74, of Monticello, died Friday, Aug. 5, at her residence.
Jewell Gilbert was born in Ellijay, to the late Western West and Della Evans West. She lived in Clayton County for a number of years before moving to Jasper County in 1972. She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church. Before retirement, she worked as a secretary for the Jasper County Commissioners. For a number of years, Jewell worked as a secretary for the Jasper County Work Farm. She farmed and loved to garden. Her husband, Earl Eugene Gilbert, preceded her in death after 46 years of marriage.
She is survived by her sons and daughter-in-law, David Monroe and Grace Gilbert of Covington and Dwight Clay Gilbert of Monticello; grandchildren and spouse, Patrick and Priscilla Gilbert, Luke Gilbert, and Heaven Travis; and sisters, Izell Richards of Ellijay and Antha Bennett of Royston.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, at the Chapel of Jordan Funeral Home in Monticello. Burial will be held in Williams Payne Cemetery in Monticello. The Rev. Ed Lewallen will officiate.
The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9, at Jordan Funeral Home in Monticello.