In loving memory

Meador Funeral Home – Gainesville

Thursday, July 2, 2020, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Meador Funeral Home Chapel, 1204 E. California St, Gainesville, Texas

Funeral Service
Friday, July 3, 2020, 10:00 am
First Baptist Church, 308 E. Broadway, Gainesville, Texas

Fairview Cemetery, Gainesville, Texas

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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.