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Reverend Wendell Austin Gilmore

April 16, 1934 November 25, 2019
Reverend Wendell Austin Gilmore
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Obituary for Reverend Wendell Austin Gilmore

REVEREND WENDELL AUSTIN GILMORE

Reverend Wendell Austin Gilmore died on Monday, November 25, 2019 at Brandon Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was 85.

A native of Union in Newton county, Mississippi, and born April 16, 1934, he was the son of the late Lee Austin Gilmore and Maude Bailey Gilmore. He graduated from Union High School where he was beloved by his classmates who selected him as best dressed, class favorite, and president of his senior class. He attended Clark College in Newton and William Carey University before attending seminary at New Orleans Theological Seminary.

Rev. Gilmore committed his life to Christ and served for almost 40 years as a Pastor in the Baptist Church including in Slidell, Louisiana, Carriere, Mississippi and Meridian, Mississippi to name a few. Following his retirement, Rev. Gilmore spent much time landscaping and gardening. He enjoyed yard work and growing beautiful flowers.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Mary Dean Gilmore; brother, Montell Gilmore; and sisters, Margie McDiarmid and Cujette Hood.

He is survived by his daughter, Dr. Renee’ Wilson; son, Stanley Gilmore; brothers: George B. Gilmore; Melvin Gilmore (Sara); James H. Gilmore (Alfa); and Kenny Gilmore (Linda); grandchildren: Melanie Carpenter, Hannah Wilson, and Rachel Wilson; great grandchildren, Tristan and Neal Carpenter; and a host of other relatives.

Family will be present for visitation after 1:00 p.m. on Friday, November 29, 2019 at Sebrell Funeral Home in Ridgeland where the funeral service will begin at 2:30 p.m. in the Chapel with Rev. Rodney Bounds officiating. Interment will follow in Natchez Trace Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Jimmy Gilmore, Sam Gilmore, Trey Tucker, Hunter Tucker, Cal Hudson, and Bobby Smith.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Friday

29

Nov

1:00 PM 11/29/2019 1:00:00 PM - 2:30 PM 11/29/2019 2:30:00 PM
Sebrell Funeral Home

425 Northpark Drive
Ridgeland, MS 39157

Sebrell Funeral Home
425 Northpark Drive Ridgeland 39157 MS
United States

Service

Friday

29

Nov

2:30 PM 11/29/2019 2:30:00 PM
Sebrell Funeral Home

425 Northpark Drive
Ridgeland, MS 39157

Sebrell Funeral Home
425 Northpark Drive Ridgeland 39157 MS
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Natchez Trace Memorial Park Final Resting Place

759 US Hwy 51
Madison , MS 39110

759 US Hwy 51 Madison 39110 MS
United States
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