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Terry J. Gilchrist, Sr.


Sunrise: August 11, 1950

Sunset: September 28, 2020

Terry J. Gilchrist, Sr. was born August 11, 1950 to the late Al and Thelma Gilchrist in Virginia Beach, VA. He was the oldest child of eight children, Terry, a native of Virginia Beach, VA, attended Virginia Beach City Public Schools and was a 1969 graduate of Union Kempsville High School. Terry was employed at Norfolk Naval Base as an AC & Heating Mechanic and retired December 31, 2012. “Gilly” as he was affectionately called, was loving, genuine, honest, and faithful. He was a wonderful husband to his wife Linda for 35 years, a dedicated father, supportive brother, and a loyal friend as he valued each relationship and took each of his roles to heart.

Terry loved his family and loved the Lord even more. He surrendered his life to Christ over 45 years ago. Terry was a faithful member of Greater Grace Ministries. He served as an Associate Minister and Head of the Jail Ministry at Norfolk City Jail. Terry served as a counselor at The Salvation Army in Virginia Beach, VA. Terry loved to witness and share Christ with those he met.

Terry was preceded in death by his parents, Al, and Thelma Gilchrist. Left to cherish his precious memories his loving wife, Linda Gilchrist; his children, Timothy Ingram, Terry Gilchrist, Jr. (Jocelyn), Duane Gilchrist (Gina) and Tonya Harper; two sisters, Waltinia James (Albert), Therlean Freeman; five brothers, Melvin Gatlin, Bernard Gilchrist, Roger Gilchrist (Linda), Carlton Gilchrist, Calvin Gilchrist (Teresa); seven grandchildren, and a host of family and friends.

Viewing Thursday, October 8, 2020 2:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 7246 Granby Street Norfolk, VA 23505 Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Friday, October 9, 2020 11:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service Granby Chapel Interment Rosewood Memorial Park 631 N Witchduck Road Virginia Beach, VA 23462 631 N Witchduck Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23462

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    Princetta Lucas says

    It is with Heartfelt sympathy that I offer my sincere condolence to the family of Terry Gilchrist. Rest in Heaven Terry.

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      Avis Wilson says

      Avis Wilson says
      October 7, 2020
      My heart goes out to the family. He was truly a warrior
      for the kingdom of God. I thank God for the example you lift for us all. My prayer will be with you all. Until we met again my Terry.
      I pray for his beautiful wife Linda who is such a blessing as well.
      Mau the Lord give you his shalom(peace) , and strength.

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      Leon White says

      We will miss you, Heaven have gained another soldier of God. To the family, keep your head up and know that God will bring you through these dark days. You all are in our prayers.
      From Leon White and Family

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    Jason Cason says

    Rest In Peace Cousin

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    Ike Hill says

    To the family of Terry u have my deepest condolences may God put his loving arms around ur family and mend every broken heart. Ike from New Orleans La.

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    Belva Boyd says

    May my condolences bring you comfort and may my prayers ease the pain of your loss.

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    Patrice L. Brown says

    Terry was a wonderful brother in law to Martha as well as a fun and loving uncle to his nieces and nephew in Maryland. He will be sorely missed. May he rest in peace.

    Love, Martha, Patrice, Shelley, William, David, Kris, Regina, David, Morgan & Avery.

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    Wayne Ballard says

    Prayers to the family, I worked at NavFac and always enjoyed my time with Terry. Great personality and fun to talk to.

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      Leonard Owens says

      My condolences to the family. The Gilly man was a special guy. Also always how a good word to say about everybody. You will be missed my friend.

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    James and Lynne Barrington says

    Our condolences to the family. Terry was my softball coach(The Leos),he was a great coach and friend. I’m glad I had the opportunity of knowing him and his sons. You will be greatly missed. RIP.

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    Stephanie Butts Staton says

    Linda and the Gilchrist Family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. May God continue to provide His peace ,comfort and love in the days to come. God bless you.

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    Jeanette Yates says

    Sorry to hear about the passing of my coworker.Will miss that Godly smile.Mrs Jeannette Darden-Yates.Blessing🙏🙏

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    Vickie Jones says

    My condolences to you Ms. Linda and the family. Sending prayers of comfort. RIP Mr. G

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    Robert Lawless says

    Gilly was my mentor when I first got hired at PWC. I will always remember his words of wisdom combined with that Gill humor. Rest in peace my brother. To the Gilchrist family,BE TERRY STRONG!!! God bless you all.

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    Kim D Walden says

    Terry was like a big brother to me. His friendship will truly be missed. Truly a great guy who kept me laughing. He was always there with a positive word. My prayers go out to the entire family. He truly loved each and every one of you.

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    Corlis B Jefferson says

    Terry was family and a good friend. I know he left his family in good hands….God’s hand!

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    Daisy Burkett says

    There is no heart that could ever be prepared for a sorrow like this. So, hope you know you have the caring and support of many who keep you close in thought at this very difficult time. R.I.P terry

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    Edward. Tillery says

    RIP my brother. You were a great person, always positive.

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    Joseph “ Doc “ Turner says

    Rest in God’s hand you fought a good fight. And to the family my prayers goes out to you all. U K for Life class of 1969

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