Sarah Reid Gilchrist

Sunrise: February 3, 1928

Sunset: July 15, 2021

On July 15, 2021, Mrs. Sarah Lee Reid Gilchrist, age 93, departed this life. She was born February 3, 1928 to Ananias and Mary Reid, the seventh of eleven children. She was married to Walter Franklin Gilchrist, Sr., for 66 years. From their union were Walter (Michelle) Gilchrist, II, and Roslyn (George) Walker and she was predeceased by her son, Timothy L. Gilchrist. Mrs. Gilchrist was employed as a first grade teacher with Chesapeake Public Schools for over 35 years and was a loyal member of Little Zion Missionary Baptist Church. Those left to cherish her legacy of love include her granddaughter Alexandrea Gilchrist, sisters in law Marian Reid, Naomi Gills, Martha Gilchrist, Marion (Ervin) Vaughan, Rosa (Lorenzo) Jones, and a host of relatives and friends.


No Viewing Service Saturday, July 24, 2021 11:00am Little Zion Missionary Baptist Church 141 Kempsville Road, Chesapeake, VA 23320 Interment Roosevelt Memorial Park 1101 Campostella Road Chesapeake, VA 23320 Services are entrusted to Metropolitan Funeral Service 120 W. Berkley Avenue Norfolk, VA 23523 *Masks Required*

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    Estherine J. Harding, Chesapeake, VA says

    Deepest sympathy and prayers to the Gilchrist Family in the passing of your loved one. Sister Gilchrist was one of the nicest persons you would ever want to meet. As a Past Worthy Matron in the Order of the Eastern Star of VA, PHA; she will definitely be missed. In all the groups and organizations to which she belonged, Sister Gilchrist was so very dutiful. May she rest from her labor and her good deeds follow as family carry on her great legacy. She is loved by many.
    May GOD bless you with peace, love, and comfort during this very difficult time. “To God be the Glory, honor, and praise for such a beautiful life, well lived.”
    Estherine J. Harding, HPGWM – OES of VA, PHA
    NSU Alumna and Retiree

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    Darlene Griffin says

    Mrs Gilchrist was a wonderful 1st geade teacher at Butts Road Elementary.

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    James R. Bradley says

    With deepest sympathy and a prayer that the Lord will fill your days with His peace and bring comfort to your heart.

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    Pat says

    My prayers are with you and the family doing this difficult time Walter the short time I spend with your mom she was truly amazing and a women of God who truly going to be miss

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    Maxine Brown says

    Praying God’s peace, strength and comfort for the Gilchrist family.

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      Arlene V Phillips says

      I was one of Ms. Gilchrist’s first-grade student at Butts Road. I remember her eating chips, the way should ate them made my day. My mouth would water!!😊 How she would flattering her fingers to dust off the crumbs. To this day I mimic that gesture. Now I work with children and some of the best teachers at Butts Roads Elementary back in the 70’s we’re my inspiration and role models. Rest in Peace Ms. Gilchrist

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    carolyn lattimore says

    Praying for you to find peace in the wonderful memories you may have shared. Reflect on the laughs and hold on to the sunshine she may have bought to your lives.

    Charles and Carolyn Lattimore

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    Patricia Barmore (maiden name, Cuffee) says

    I remember her very well. She was my first-grade teacher at Butts Road Elementary. My sincere condolences to her family.

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    Sis. Fowler (Enoch Baptist Church) says

    Sister Roslyn, Brother George Walker, Condolences and prayers for comfort during your hours of grief. Please remember that memories of Mother are forever and a place where you can always visit.

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