Annabel Gilbert, age 83, of Lee Wyatt Road in Spruce Pine, died Thursday, August 8, 2019 at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital in Spruce Pine following a short illness.

Mrs. Gilbert was of the Baptist faith.

She was a graduate of Alderson High School in Alderson, WV; Cabell County and St. Mary’s Nursing School in Huntington, WV.

During her working years, she worked with the F.B.I. in Washington, D.C. and Detroit, MI for ten years and in the nursing field for twenty-seven years. She; along with her husband, Ray owned and operated the Ponderosa Lodge near Rainelle, WV.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Louise Hill McCraw. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ray Gilbert.

Left to cherish her memories are her son; Bryan Marshall Gilbert and wife, Gale of Spruce Pine; her grandchildren; Matthew Ray Gilbert, Joni Johnson (Brandon), Niki Kinman (James), and Alex Stockton (Katie); her daughter; Cynthia Louise McDade; granddaughters; Kristen and Brigit; and seven great grandchildren and numerous special friends and close family friends.

The family respectfully requests the honor of your presence at the funeral service for Annabel Gilbert on Monday, August 12, 2019 at 7:00 pm in the Chapel of Webb Funeral Home with Randy Bonner officiating. A time to support the family, share memories and receive friends will be on Monday, August 12, 2019 from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm in the funeral home chapel.

A special ‘Thanks’ to all of those who brought food, spent time with the family and helped any way they could. Special ‘Thanks’ to the staff of Blue Ridge Regional Hospital for their care of Annabel.

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