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Marinel Gilmore

October 5, 1937 — April 16, 2022

Marinel Gilmore

Marinel Gilmore, 84 of Quitman, Texas, entered the pearly gates of Heaven on April 16, 2022, in Tyler, Texas.

Marinel was born in Quitman, Texas on October 5, 1937, to Buford Hoice and Opal Authalia Bright. On June 2, 1961, at the age of 23, she married the love of her life, Billy Ray Gilmore. They were married 59 wonderful years before his passing in 2020.

Marinel was a lifetime resident of Quitman. She was a Christian of Baptist Faith and a member of the Aggie Moms Club. After graduating high school, Marinel worked at the Wood County Central/ETMC Hospital in Quitman.

Marinel will be deeply missed by all who knew her, and the hole left by her absence will be an impossible one to fill.

Marinel is greeted in Heaven by her parents Buford Hoice and Opal Authalia Bright; husband, Billy Ray Gilmore; two sisters, Norma Lee Blalock, and Sue Boyd Clemens; brother, Troy Bright; and son, Jeffrey Lee Gilmore.

Left to cherish her memory are her two sons, David Gilmore and wife Pam of Flint, Texas, and Michael Gilmore and wife Tammy of Quitman; brother Jimmy Bright and wife Sandra of Quitman; grandson Bradley Gilmore and wife Amy of Cypress, Texas; and great-granddaughter Tinley Mae Gilmore.

Graveside service will be held on Saturday, April 23, 2022, at 10:00 AM at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Mineola with Brother Fred Morrow officiating. Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 PM on Friday, April 22, 2022, at Lowe-Gardner Funerals and Cremations



In Lieu of Flowers, donations can be made in Memory of Marinel Gilmore to the following:

Hospice of East Texas Foundation, 4111 University Blvd. Tyler, Texas 75701.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Marinel Gilmore, please visit our flower store.

Past Services


Friday, April 22, 2022

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Lowe-Gardner Funerals & Cremations

1102 E Goode St., Quitman, TX 75783

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Graveside Service

Saturday, April 23, 2022

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Roselawn Memorial Gardens

5320 TX-37, Mineola, TX 75773

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