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George Edward Gilmore

January 31, 1948 ~ March 24, 2024 (age 76) 76 Years Old

George Gilmore Obituary

George Edward Gilmore, affectionately known as Deacon Gilmore, was a devoted husband, loving father, and caring friend to all. He lived a life filled with faith, love, and a gentle spirit that touched the hearts of those around him. George's journey began on January 31, 1948, in the humble town of Delhi, Louisiana. On March 24, 2024, he peacefully transitioned to his eternal home, leaving behind a legacy of love and dedication.

George was a beacon of light, radiating warmth and kindness to all who knew him. He shared over 52 years of a love story for the ages with his high school sweetheart, Lady Gilmore. Their enduring affection was an inspiration to others, as they affectionately called each other "The Love of My Life" and "Baby." George held dear the memories of his beloved mother, Ollie Mae Slay, and his brother Larry Gilmore, who preceded him in glory, and their influence continued to guide his life.

As the son of Samuel Gilmore, George was fortunate to have the nurturing presence of his stepfather, John Slay, who played a significant role in his upbringing. He cherished his role as a brother to Michael Slay and found immense joy in being a proud father to his sons, Grant (Kenyia) and Gerard (Elice). His grandchildren, Quentin (Linda), Jahnon, Geavanté, Gévion, Janiah, Geshani, and Kari, were the apple of his eye, carrying on the family legacy with love and pride.

At the age of 18, George answered the call to serve his country and honorably served in the army. After completing his service, he joined Alcoa, dedicating many years of his life until his well-deserved retirement.

George's life was a symphony of interests that embraced the soulful rhythms of music and the thrilling escapades of sports. He had an insatiable thirst for knowledge, diving into books that fueled his imagination. Movies allowed him to explore worlds beyond his own, captivating his mind. His home was his sanctuary, and he took great pride in nurturing its beauty, both inside and out.

A man of unwavering faith, George Edward Gilmore walked gently upon this earth, leaving a lasting warmth that touched the lives of all who knew him. He was a pillar in his community, an inspiration to those around him with his loving nature and steadfast faith. His gentle spirit served as a beacon of hope and a source of strength for his family and friends.

As we reflect upon the life of Deacon Gilmore, we celebrate a man who lived with intention and purpose. Though we mourn his passing, we find solace in the knowledge that he has found eternal peace in the presence of the Lord. George's life was a testament to the power of love and the strength of faith, and his memory will forever bless those fortunate enough to have known him.

In the words of scripture, we find comfort, knowing that Deacon Gilmore fought the good fight, finished the race, and kept the faith. On that day, the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award him the crown of righteousness. Until we meet again, Deacon Gilmore, rest in the glory of the Most High. Your labor on earth is complete, and your legacy is everlasting.

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Public Viewing
April 5, 2024

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Greater Harvard Avenue COGIC
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Cleveland, OH 44105

April 6, 2024

9:30 AM
Fellowship Church of God
24821 Columbus Road
Bedford Heights, Ohio 44146

Funeral Service
April 6, 2024

10:00 AM
Fellowship Church of God
24821 Columbus Road
Bedford Heights, Ohio 44146

April 6, 2024

1:00 PM
Highland Park Cemetery
21400 Chargrin Blvd
Cleveland, OH 44122


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