James Franklin Gilbert, Sr.

Published 7:00 am Tuesday, July 7, 2015

James Franklin Gilbert, Sr., age 85, of Picayune, Mississippi passed away Thursday, July 2, 2015 at his residence.

Services are pending.

Mr. Gilbert was a Veteran of the U.S. Air Force who fought in the Korean War. He was an electrical consultant at Johnson Controls, a member of the American Legion, and the VFW. He was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather and was loved by everyone.

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He is survived by his wife La Juana Gilbert of Picayune; three sons, Warren B. Gilbert of Picayune, Joseph W. Gilbert of Picayune, and Darrell Gilbert of Picayune; one step-son, Frank Whipple, Jr. of Hot Springs, Arkansas; one step-daughter, Rhonda Sayne of Picayune; eleven grandchildren, Jeff, Joshua, Joseph, Brandon, Jaclyn, Alana, Warren, Jr., Christopher, Stephen, Jonah and Jill; eleven great-grandchildren, Michael, Jada, Taylor, Justin, Jayden, Thaddeus, Gabriel, Maximilian, Noah, Abigail, Gavin; three step-grandchildren, Caleb, Patrick, and Gavin; and one step-great-grandchild Jackson.

He is preceded in death by his parents, C.B. and Ava Gilbert; one son, Jimmy Gilbert, Jr.; one daughter, Jane Jordan; and three grandsons, Jason Jordan, Jamie Jordan, and Dustin Gilbert.

Arrangements are under the direction of Picayune Funeral Home. Please visit our website for the obituary. You can leave an online condolence or share photos and memories. www.picayunefuneral.com