Marilyn Peebles Gilbert

Published 5:13 pm Thursday, January 12, 2023

Marilyn Peebles Gilbert, 78, of Suffolk, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday morning, Jan. 11, 2023, at her home. She was born on Dec. 5, 1944, to the late Woodrow and Idell McCracken. She was also predeceased by her sisters Viola and Virginia and her late husband, Charles Peebles.

She is survived by her husband, Bill Gilbert; her son, Brandon Peebles (Jennifer); daughters, Christy Gilbert (Mike Ward) and Melissa Cline (Danny) and son, Jamie Gilbert; six grandchildren, Bailor, Emery, Michael, Tyler, Skye and Gage; beloved sister, Carolyn Guthrie; niece, Zelda Curling and other nieces and nephews.

For over 30 years, Marilyn worked at Nansemond-Suffolk Academy as a teacher’s assistant and in the after-school program where she touched hundreds of children’s lives.


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Marilyn enjoyed boating and fishing, playing bridge, putting puzzles together, dancing at the Moose Lodge, going to the beach, traveling, watching her grandchildren play sports and socializing with friends and family – but most of all, Marilyn loved serving and caring for people.

Marilyn will be remembered by her smile and love for her family and friends.

The family will be receiving visitors from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16, at R.W. Baker & Company Funeral Home and Crematory, 509 W. Washington St. At other times, the family will receive visitors at our home. Memorial donations may be made to Suffolk Humane Society, 412 Kings Fork Road, Suffolk, VA 23434 or to St. Jude’s Hospital, The family will have a private ceremony at a later date. Condolences may be registered at