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“I am so sorry to hear about the death of Betty Sue. It is not easy to be with out your partner. I know with the passing of Rita in 2008.May God keep...Read More »
1 of 16 | Posted by: Bill C. Harlien - Lubbock, TX

“Sorry to hear about your loss. We will be remembering you during this special time. Clyde and Ann Berklsy ”
2 of 16 | Posted by: Clyde Berkley - Abilene, TX

“Lila and I are saddened to hear about the death of your wife. Our prayers are with you. ”
3 of 16 | Posted by: oran schrank - dallas, TX

“Ronnie, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this sad time. Lou McCaleb-Brawley ”
4 of 16 | Posted by: lou McCaleb-Brawley - Nashua, NH, TX

“Ronnie, Ima Jo and I are sorry for the loss of your dear wife. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. ”
5 of 16 | Posted by: Robert and Jo Thornton - TX

“So sorry to hear of Sue's passing. Just last week I reminisced about the high school days when John and I would catch fish and Sue would provide an...Read More »
6 of 16 | Posted by: Brady Berry - Austin, TX

“To Sue Gilbert's Family, Although we never directly worked with Sue at Connally, she was at our campus many times in her job capacity. What a sweet...Read More »
7 of 16 | Posted by: George and Cyndi Snokhous - TX

“So sorry to hear of Sue's passing! I'll always remember how welcoming and fun she was, especially to silly high school students. Well, nothing much...Read More »
8 of 16 | Posted by: Katie Hooten - Washington, DC

“Richard and John, I'm so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. I have so many fond memories involving her from when we were kids. Just last...Read More »
9 of 16 | Posted by: Gregg and Tanya Pippin - Dallas, TX

“It was a true honor to care for Ms. Gilbert in her final hours. The care, consideration, and compassion you as her family exhibited was so evident....Read More »
10 of 16 | Posted by: Lisa Moser, Providence Hospice - TX

“To Sue's Family, I extend my love and sympathy to each of you at this time of sorrow. Sue was certainly an advocate for children, especially...Read More »
11 of 16 | Posted by: Nancy Vidrine - West, TX

“To Sue's Family, I extend my love and sympathy to each of you at this time of sorrow. Sue was certainly an advocate for children, especially...Read More »
12 of 16 | Posted by: Nancy Vidrine - West, TX

“Sue always made me feel so welcome when I visited her house to see Richard when we were in high school. I remember all the scrumptious food she...Read More »
13 of 16 | Posted by: Holly Alexander - Eugene, OR

“Ronnie, Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss…our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. Words...Read More »
14 of 16 | Posted by: Lourdes Rodriguez - waco, TX

“HI RONNIE, BEEN A LOT OF YEARS. SO SORRY TO READ OF YOUR WIFE'S PASSING. LET ME HEAR FROM YOU. STEW ”
15 of 16 | Posted by: STEWART DRAKE - GRANBURY, TX

“our thought and ppayers are with your famuly as yougo throught this difficult time ”
16 of 16 | Posted by: gene&DeLynn hall - waco, TX


Betty Sue Gilbert January 9, 1945 - July 6, 2012 Betty Sue Gilbert of Waco, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 6, 2012 surrounded by her family. Please join the family at Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey Funeral Home from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m., Thursday, July 12, as we celebrate and reminisce about Sue's life. All are welcome, light refreshments will be served. According to her wishes, the family will gather in Banff, Canada to scatter her ashes in the Bow River Valley where she and her family spent many happy ski vacations. Sue Farris was born on January 9, 1945 to Ellis and Margaret Farris in Waco. She was a lifelong educator, devoting most of her career to special needs students in the Connally and LaVega School Districts. She was a devoted mother to four boys and two grandchildren. She loved to travel and spend time on Lake Whitney with her husband, the love of her life. Sue was a longtime member of Lakewood Christian Church. During her illness, she was a member of the Heart of Texas Parkinson's and Caregivers Support Group (HOTPACS). She is survived by her father, Ellis Farris of Waco; her husband of 30 years, Ronnie C. Gilbert; four sons, Randy Gilbert and wife, Mimi of Grapevine, TX; Richard Martin and partner, Vern Gransden of New Orleans, LA; Darren Gilbert and Michelle Porter of Elgin, TX and John Martin and wife, Jana of Arlington, TX; and two granddaughters, Hannah and Sarah Gilbert of Grapevine, TX; two sisters, Patsy Farris of Waco and Nancy Reynolds and husband, Tom, of Belton. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in her name, Betty Sue Gilbert, to HOTPACS at 101 S. Lakeview Dr., Waco 76705. The family invites you to leave a message of memory in their guestbook at www.wilkirsonhatchbailey.com.

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