Obituary of Evans "Gilbert" Atkinson
ADRIAN: Evans “Gilbert” Atkinson, age 75, of Adrian passed away on September 19, 2018, at his home surrounded by family.
He was born October 18, 1942 in Waco, TX to George and Salome (Rodrigues) Atkinson. On July 7, 1969, he married Gloria Garza and she survives. Gilbert worked at various places in Adrian including Lenawee Transportation, Dial A Ride and the Hope Center. He was also known as a lively bell ringer for the Salvation Army. He was a self-taught musician, proficient with many instruments and his singing voice was said to never need a microphone. Gilbert shared his musical talents with anyone who wanted to learn and is credited with starting the careers of many local musicians. Gilbert was a fierce and loyal friend, devoted husband and loving father. He continued to sing, ending his career singing for the Lord with his family.
In addition to his wife Gloria he is survived by 2 daughters Cindy Owens, Michelle (Ismael) Atkinson-Ali; six sons, Gilbert Jr, Allen (Erin), Eric (Shannon), Herbey (Jaime), Michael, Eduardo (Christina Frost); a brother Eliseo Atkinson; 3 sisters; 20 Grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren many nieces, nephews, and brother and sisters-in-law.
Visitation will be held on Monday, September 24, 2018, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Anderson Marry Funeral Home, Adrian. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, September 25, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. at Anderson Marry Funeral Home, Adrian with Pastors Becky and Henry Burciaga officiating. Burial will follow at the Lenawee Hills Memorial Park in Adrian.
You may send condolences to the family at www.andersonfuneralservices.com. Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army. Envelopes are available at the Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian.