Elna E. McGilberry age 90 of Lamison, AL passed away Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at Southland Nursing Home in Marion, AL. She was born in Selma, AL on June 4, 1929 to Edward E. and Lillie Beck Avritt McGilberry.
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Elna was the City Clerk for the City of Thomasville for over 40 years. She was a devoted daughter, sister and aunt. She loved family, work, and children; though she had none by birth, she was a second mother to her nieces and nephew, enjoying all of their major life events.
She is survived by her brother, Joe E. McGilberry (Pat); two nieces, Rebecca McGilberry Taylor (Bob); Rachel McGilberry Robison (Tim); one nephew, Darren Joe McGilberry (deAnn); three great nieces, Mallory Beck Taylor, Gabriela Charleston Watts, Elizabeth Celie McGilberry; three great nephews, Joseph Edward Taylor, Patrick Chambers McGilberry, and David Avritt Watts.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Lillie Beck Avritt McGilberry and great nephew Claude Strother McGilberry.
Graveside services will be held at Enon Cemetery in Pine Hill, AL on Saturday, October 12 at 1:00 PM with Rev. Benny Harrison officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 2151 Highland Avenue #210, Birmingham, AL 35205 or Alabama Children’s Hospital Foundation, 1600 7th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35233.
The family would like to give our thanks to Southland Nursing Home for the wonderful care she received while there.
Arrangements by O’Bryant Chapel Funeral Home.