James B. Gilmore

Sunrise: May 25, 1931

Sunset: November 9, 2023

Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle, friend, and neighbor James Bradley Gilmore, 92 years old, was born in Bearden Arkansas on May 25, 1931. James departed this life on November 09, 2023 at Maryview Hospital in Portsmouth Virginia. He left Arkansas to join the Navy at an early age and retired after serving twenty honorable years. He spent a brief time working for the Ford Motor company and then Brown’s Carpet, before starting his own business as a flooring contractor after his retirement. He also enjoyed working in his garden and watching sports, especially golf and football.

James leaves to cherish his memories, his wife of 22 years, Phyllis Gilmore; his son, Mervin Gilmore (Goldie) of Weldon, North Carolina; his daughter, Cheryl Martin (Bennett) of Savannah, Georgia; his son, Michael Gilmore (Sandra) of Chesapeake, Virginia and his stepsons, (Paul Chisholm and Matthew Chisholm) of Portsmouth, Virginia. He also leaves behind his beloved grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, friends, and neighbors

Viewing Thursday, November 16, 2023 2:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 5605 Portsmouth Boulevard Portsmouth, VA 23701 Service COME IN PERSON OR WATCH LIVE ONLINE Friday, November 17, 2023 2:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service Portsmouth Chapel Interment Albert G. Horton Veteran Cemetery 5310 Milners Road Suffolk, VA 23434

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    Monaca Gilmore says

    Grandpa James was an excellent grandfather that showed much love to his grandkids. He has always set the mark of excellence for his family. My girls and I definitely have memories that we will cherish forever. Our condolences and prayers are to the family during this time. Rest well. πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

    Monaca Gilmore

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    Dorothy Williams says

    Cheryl, Bennett & Fam,
    Please accept our deepest sympathy for the loss of your beloved James Gilmore. We will continue to pray for you during this difficult season.
    ‘Manor Class of 1973 πŸ”΄βš«βšͺ

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    Walter & Donna Silver says

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss! We pray for peace and comfort for each of you! Sincerely!

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    Tawana (Johnson) Hill says

    Our deepest condolences for the loss of your father. He was a good and kind neighbor on Norcum Circle. May the peace of God guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Praying for you all.

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    Wanda Hall says

    My sincere condolences to the family, may you find peace and comfort in the Lord

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    Angie Albergottie-Taylor says

    My condolences to the family. wishing you strength and comfort during this difficult time. I will truly miss our joking around with each other and laughing together over something crazy that you said. Rest in Peace my friend

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    Brandi N Hoover says

    I will always cherish you Mr. Gilmore. You were an amazing, God fearing man. Thank you for taking me and the girls under your wing. Thank you for ALWAYS checking on us and being another grandfather to me. Thank you for all of your wisdom you shared with me, and thank you for many many years of, of course, your famous BBQ . Lol I met you when I was 16, I’m 29 now, and we NEVER missed a week without speaking or calling each other. Mrs. Phyllis I love y’all so, so, much. You are very special to me, you ALWAYS WILL BE. I love you and until we meet again Mr. Gilmore at those pearly gates. I’m going to miss you a ton. πŸ™ LOVE YOU ALWAYS ! ❀️

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