Sissie Kay Gilbreath, 64, of Gainesville passed away on June 29th, 2020 at her residence. Funeral service will be 10:00 AM, Friday, July 3rd, 2020 at the First Baptist Church in Gainesville with Bro. Travis Flanagan officiating. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thursday, July 2nd at the Meador Funeral Home in Gainesville.
Sissie was born on March 11, 1956 to Ralph and Adene Mitchell in Gainesville. She married the love of her life, Joey Gilbreath on May 18th, 1973 in Gainesville. She attended North Texas Central College and later Texas Woman’s University to pursue her career in teaching. She taught for Gainesville ISD for over 30 years. Sissie loved her family especially her grandchildren. She loved spending time with them and helping them anyway she could. She had a special bond with her grandchildren and especially her great-grandchild, Arabella. Sissie loved to watch her and take care of her. She loved to travel with her girlfriends. Sissie was an active member of the Calvary Baptist Church where she helped out with Awanas and the vacation bible school. She loved children, she loved being a teacher and being there for her kids. Sissie also enjoyed driving the bus for the Gainesville ISD. She was a member and served on the board for the PTO and CPS. Everyone in her family often referred to her as the Matriarch of the family.
She is survived by her son; Greg and wife, Maureen Gilbreath, daughters Carol and husband, Robert DeBord, Brandi and husband, Michael DeBord; grandchildren Jayna Gilbreath, Topher Gilbreath, Trevor DeBord, Tanner DeBord and Chelsea Luddeke, Michael Tyler and wife, Lily, Marissa DeBord and her fiancée’ Jarrod Richey and Mason DeBord: brothers; Doug Mitchell and wife, Julie, Jackie and wife, Darla Mitchell and great grandchild, Arabella Rose, brother-in-law, Murriel Gilbreath and wife, Carolyn of Whitesboro; and sister-in-law, Judy Doss and husband, Frank of Gainesville. She was also loved by several nieces and nephew.
Sissie is preceded in death by her husband, Joey Gilbreath and her parents.
Pallbearers: Trevor DeBord, Michael Tyler DeBord, Tanner DeBord, Mason DeBord, Topher Gilbreath, Jarrrod Ritchey, Beau Jack Mitchell.
Due to the CDC guidelines we are limiting our visitation to 50% capacity.
Prayers and condolences to your family.
We are so very sorry for your loss
Love, George and Barbara Cox
Sissie you will be missed dearly by your family and friends. May you Rest In Peace. ❤️
My prayers go up for Sissie’s very loved family. Prayers also go out to all of her friends who have supported her and loved her as well. She meant so much to so many. We’ll all remember her special smile.
Continued thoughts of love and hope for all her family.
I will love you forever , and think of you always.
We are so sorry for your loss.
Love Walter and Lorraine Boeko
Words cannot express how beautiful a person Sissy was inside and out. I will always remember her being in the stands during the boys games. Praying for peace for each of you. God Bless ??❤️
Prayers for comfort and peace in knowing she’s back with the love of her life. Prayers for your family?
Loved this lady. She was an Angel walking among us. Prayers for this precious family❤??❤
You will be missed sweet lady! Love you and all your smiles.
Sissie gonna miss our talks girl. Praying for yr family..
She also delivered meals on wheels too. She was the busiest woman I know but always had time for a friend that needed help.prayers for all.
Prayers for your family
Sissie was one of a kind. I don’t remember ever seeing her without s smile on her face. She will be missed by so many.
One lady that will be missed greatly. Our son says she’s the sweetest lady.
Fly high sweet lady! See you over yonder one day!
Love and prayers to family and friends!
I didn’t know Sissie personally, but from what I have heard, she was an amazing person! My thoughts and prayers are with all of her family.
I love Yall very much !!!!! Stay strong and Yall will make it through this. Please turn to GOD HE fixis everything !!!!
My prayers and thoughts to all her family
Sissie will be missed. Praying comfort for the family & her friends.
So sorry about your loss I worked with carol at denton
Sissie always had a smile and a hug for everyone she saw. She was so much fun to work with. She was so supportive of her children’s teachers. I was blessed to be one of them. She will be missed by so many! She left us all better for having known her.
Dianne Clegg LeClair
MeMe you will be missed. You are so loved . I will miss Face Time chats. R.I.P. sweet lady.
Rest in peace my lifelong friend you were loved so much.My prayers go out to Gregg Carol and Brandi and all the family.
My heart is completely broken for y’all. I can’t even think of the right words to say right night. I do know she was my bff and I loved her dearly. My prayer is I know she is happy now with Joey. Your pain will never go away but maybe the days can get easier. Hold on to each other tightly and spend the days like it’s your last day. LYWMH
We made some great memories together over the years. My heart hurts because I know how much your family will miss you. Hugs and prayers to all of them.
We are so very sorry for your loss and we are praying for you. Sissie was so kind and such a wonderful person. I know u will miss her dearly and my heart hurts for you. I know she is with Jesus and one day we will see her again. We love y’all.
Truly saddened by the loss of such a beautiful lady. Prayers for your entire family throughout this difficult journey.
I loved Sissy like a sister. My favorite stories of my brother Rodger Eugster involve him and his buddy Joey and usually something crazy the 2 of them did in the oil service. No matter what Sissy and I would talk about we would end up with Rodger and Joey. I will miss you my sweet friend. You and Joey look up Rodger and Anita. Get your stories down and I will be there soon.
You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Sissie, you will be missed by so many people! God bless you and your family.
P.S. I still laugh when I think about standing in the back of the pickup at NASCAR and you drove under a low hanging branch!
I taught with Sissie at JM Lindsay and the again at W.E. Chalmers. She was a special teacher and a good friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family and friends. Sissie will be sorely missed.
Prayers for your families. Such a beautiful person. God bless you all.
My thoughts and prayers are with this precious family. Lean on the Lord and each other. Sissie will be missed terribly. Love to you all.
I’m so sorry for your loss. She was loved by so many from our schools, church, and community. Sending prayers for peace and comfort.
Such a wonderful person to work with. She will be missed. Prayers for comfort for your family during this time.
Love for you always!
We loved Sissie! Meme to my kids! She is a great person! She was so loving, caring, supportive & very honest! We will miss you very much! Prayers for both families! ❤️?
I’m so sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family.