1925 – 2020
Sophia Gilbert of Danville, KY, passed away peacefully on November 17, 2020 at Ephriam McDowell Hospital. In just a few weeks she would have been 95 years old. She was the wife of BJ Gilbert who is deceased. She was the daughter of Bradley and Amanda Boggs Johnson and was born in the Moores Creek community of Jackson County, KY, on December 9, 1925. She had lived in the Danville community for over 50 years.
She leaves behind her four children: Imogene (Larry) Brown of Charlotte, NC; Gary (Marlene) Gilbert, Sondra (Eddie) Townsend, both of Danville and Bennie (Terry) Gilbert of Harrodsburg, KY. She is also survived by 8 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Surviving are several nieces and nephews as well as four sisters-in-law and three brothers-in-law. She had three brothers, Clyde, Ray and Roy Johnson and four sisters, Grace Bowling, Rena Metcalf, Rhoda Moore and Ruba Johnson who are all deceased.
She was a charter member of Bluegrass Pike Baptist Church of Danville. She devoted her life to taking care of her family and serving God. She will be greatly missed.
Due to the pandemic there will be no public calling and a graveside service will be conducted at the convenience of the family with Rev Travis Alltop and grandson Rev Tim Gilbert officiating. She will be laid to rest beside her husband of 67 years at Danville Memorial Gardens.
Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Association of Greater KY and Southern IN. You may donate by mail, phone or website: 6100 Dutchman’s Lane Suite 401, Louisville, KY 40205, ph 800-272-3900, website-ALZ.org. Please sign the online guestbook or send a Hugs from Home at www.stithcares.com.