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Brenda Gilson

March 17, 1943 — July 28, 2021

Brenda Valerie Gilson, 78, a resident of Cleveland for the last 44 years, passed away on Wednesday, July 28, 2021 at a local hospital. She was a homemaker, and was a dedicated mother and wife, and was married to the love of her life, Daniel Gilson for 61 years. Mrs. Gilson was a member of Candies Creek Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her father, Darl Mayle; mother, Winifred Mayle Gilson.

She is survived by her husband of Daniel Gilson; children, Troy Gilson , and husband, Andrew Thomas Eckford of Cleveland, Tracy Gilson, and wife, Janet, of Louisville, TN, and Mike Mayle of Summerville, GA; grandchildren, Christopher Gilson, Jeffrey Gilson, Laura Gilson, David Gilson, Rachel Murray, Deanna Franklin, David Gilson; great-grandchildren, Eleanor Gilson, Lilyth Gilson, Colton Gilson, Alexander Gilson, and Henry Franklin; brother, Darl Mayle of Cleveland; as well as several nieces and nephews.

A celebration of her life will be held Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at 3:00 pm at Ralph Buckner Funeral Home with the Rev. Stan Gibson officiating. Interment will be at Candies Creek Baptist Church. A white dove release ceremony and the playing of bagpipes will follow.

The family will receive friends from 1:00-3:00 prior to the service.

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