Visitation Information:December 5th, 2017 at 06:00 PM - 08:00 PMMemorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery and Crematory2030 Memorial Park Road Gainesville, GA 30504
Service Information:December 6th, 2017 at 02:00 PM Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery and Crematory2030 Memorial Park Road Gainesville, GA 30504
Rev. M. Gloria Gilstrap, 83
~~Rev. M. Gloria Gilstrap, 83, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away peacefully in her home on Sunday, December 3, 2017 with family by her side.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at Memorial Park Funeral Home on Memorial Park Drive in Gainesville. Rev. Ronnie Carder will officiate the funeral service which is scheduled for Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 2:00 pm in Memorial Park Chapel.
Rev. Gilstrap was born in Atlanta, on December 11, 1933. She was the youngest daughter of the late Claude Lee Sheffield and Myrtle Kathrine Stephens. Rev. Gilstrap then married Rev. L.G. Gilstrap on November 6, 1954. Together, the couple furthered their ministry and assisted in building numerous churches through their work as missionaries and ministers for the Assembly of God. Rev. Gilstrap also worked for the United States Postal Service in Murrayville, Georgia. After retiring from the Post Office, Rev. Gilstrap devoted her life full-time to her ministry. Most recently, Rev. Gilstrap was the founder and Pastor of New Hope Ministries in Gainesville, Georgia. Rev. Gilstrap was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sister, Claudia Nix and brother Charles “Sonny” Malphus.
Rev. Gilstrap is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Debi and Ronnie Carder, Niece, Claudia (Ronnie) Seabolt, Grandchildren; Heather and Tony Coggins, Carol Bennett Dale. Great-Grandchildren; Priscilla Magnus, Claudia “CJ” Magnus, Tony Coggins, Jr. and Andrew Dale. She is also survived by many other nieces, nephews and close family and friends.
Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 Memorial Park Road, Gainesville, GA 30504 is in charge of arrangements.
I will miss the most Godly lady that I've ever been lucky enough to have known. My prayers will never stop for you Debi and your family.
Family, I pray the Lord will flood your mind with precious memories to comfort your heart.
My sincere condolences on the passing of one of the most amazing women I’ve ever known. She will always have a special place in my heart. REst in the arms of Jesus my sweet friend. 🙏
She was a sweet, kind woman of God. I knew her from Lanierland Church in the 1980's. Heaven has a special Angel now. She will be missed.
Charles Johnson Jr.
You are in our thoughts and prayers,Darlene& I will always remember wonderful memories we shared with this family in Newnan Ga. Love to you all,Charles & Darlene Johnson.
Deer family, it is always wonderful to know of someone that loved God as much as she did. Please accept my sincere condolences with the hope that your family will heal with God's help. Take time to read from God's word a scripture I'm sure she has read many times. In the Bible Book of Revelation chapter 21 verse 3 and 4 it tells us that God will wipe away our tears that death will be no more neither will morning outcry or pain these things will be done away with. Jesus tells us that there will be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous John 5:28 and 29. I'm very thankful that I have been able to share this with your family.
With deepest sympathy,
Melvean Strickland, volunteer minister
Rev. Austin and Courtney Houston
So sorry for your loss family. We love y'all and are praying for y'all. Our whole church is praying for y'all. If you need anything please feel free to call. God Bless
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