Bobbie Gunnels went home to be with the Lord, Friday
morning, October 25, 2019. She is
survived by her husband of 68 years, Jerry Gunnels, her son and daughter-in-law,
Shell and Carol Gunnels, and her grandsons, Colby and wife, Brittany Gunnels
and Casey and wife, Megan Gunnels. She
is also survived by 5 great-grandchildren Carter, Caleb, Eli, Cory and Allie
Gunnels and her sister, Edna Glover.
Bobbie was an active and lifelong member of the Church of
Christ, worshiping with the Hillside congregation. She was a simple, gentle, and content woman
who loved unselfishly and without reservation.
She was kind and pleasant to all she met and exemplified the teaching to
put others above herself. She found joy
in the simple things in life, preparing countless meals for family and friends,
lovingly scolding her husband for yelling at the TV (Oh Jerry).
She was a meek and gentle soul who possessed a strength of
character that left an indelible mark on her family. Bobbie was one of the precious few who truly
understood that happiness did not come from status or material possessions but
rather from the bonds of family and friends.
She lived a life that was simple in most respects and difficult at times,
having been born in a family of 13 in the midst of the Great Depression; but
she died as one of the richest individuals this world has ever known,
surrounded by those she loved, having laid up for herself untold treasure in
Funeral services will be held on Monday, October 28, 2019 at
2:00 p.m. at the chapel of Coker-Mathews Funeral Home with Mr. Brady Cook
officiating. Burial will follow at Merit
Cemetery. Visitation will be held on
Sunday, October 27, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.