Thelma Gilbert Farthing

September 12, 1929 - July 20, 2020

09/12/1929 - 07/20/2020

Past Services

Thursday July 23, 2020
10:00 am
Woodlawn Memorial Gardens
6309 E Virginia Beach Blvd.
Norfolk, Virginia 23502
757-461-4054 | Directions

Thelma Gilbert Farthing, 90, of Chesapeake, passed away in her home on Monday, July 20, 2020.  She was born in Swords Creek, VA to Molly and Hiram Miller.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Andy Doke Gilbert of 54 years and her husband Robert Farthing of 8 years.  She was also predeceased by her brothers Hobert, Alder and Lottie Miller; sisters Emily Whited, Marie Horton and Lillie Gilbert and a daughter-in-law, Martha Gilbert.
She is survived by her son Jimmy Gilbert, Sr. and daughter Regina Parker and her husband Steve; two grandsons, Jimmy Gilbert, Jr. and Sean Parker all of Chesapeake.  She also leaves behind a dear friend of 60 years, Ethel Warner.  The family extends special thanks to her wonderful caregivers Lynn Honeycutt and Amber Warner.
A graveside service will be conducted at 10 am Thursday July 23, 2020 in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens in Norfolk.

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Margaret Hebert
2 years ago

Always called her Mrs. Gilbert. I have know her for over 44 yrs. She was like a second mother and grandmother to my kids. Always fond memories of her and Andy. I couldn’t have asked for a better neighbor. Life made a little easier for me. Bless her and Andy.

2 years ago

I remember Ms Thelma when Little Jimmy was just a young boy. She was always smiling and beautiful. She has a good soul and I know many people will miss her. Memories will make sure she is never forgotten. She will be in our hearts.

Ethel Warner
2 years ago

Today I just came back from giving my best friend a farwell kiss. We have been friends since we first met 60 years ago. Her son, Jimmy Gilbert, married my daughter, Martha Warner, and ever since then we were the best of friends. We share the same grandson, Jimmy Gilbert Jr. Long ago, Thelma and I held together a song book in church, many times. She was a true blessing in my life. I will always love and cherish our frienship. Untill we meet again.

Amber Warner
2 years ago

I am truly grateful to have the honor to care for Miss Thelma for the past 2 years. She showed me so much love. Miss Thelma was so beautiful inside and out. She is and always will be a true blessing to me. I also want to thank my uncle Jimmy and Regina for letting me care for there mother. Love you Thelma. We shall meet again one day.