Flossie Leola Hodges Gabbert


Flossie Leola Hodges Gabbert, 86, of Louisville, formerly of Adair County, passed from this earth and into the arms of Jesus on Nov. 7, 2016.

She was a resident of Heartsong Memory Care in Louisville.

Leola was born in Bonnieville, to parents, Rev. M.B. and Flossie Riggs Hodges.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her cherished husband of 60 years, James Gabbert; a son, Billy Dean Gabbert; brother, Hartsell Hodges; and by a nephew, Terry Hodges.

Leola was raised in a Christian home that was the foundation of her life. Leola was a member of Virginia Avenue United Methodist Church, her beautiful voice also sang in the choir and gospel music brought her great joy throughout her life. She had a pure heart filled with goodness and lived her life a faithful servant of the Lord.

Leola was employed at the American Tobacco Company and a retiree of Bell South.

She is survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Frances and Nelson Branham of Columbia; sister-in-law, Mildred Hodges of Columbia; devoted daughter-in-law, Sandra Gail Gabbert; granddaughter, Dana Brentzel (Kirk); grandson, Derek Gabbert; great grandchildren, Jada and Sonny; nieces, Pat Coomer of Cecilia and Kathy Dean of Columbia; and nephews, Daryl Branham of Columbia; Mike Hodges of Bowling Green and Tony Hodges of Glens Fork.

Funeral service is today at 11 a.m. EST at Owen Funeral Home in Louisville with burial in Resthaven Memorial Park.

This obituary is a courtesy of Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home.

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