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Raymond  Gilbert

Raymond Gilbert

April 10, 1988 - January 23, 2020

Raymond Gilbert was born in Chicago Illinois, April 10, 1988, to Sylvia Gilbert Gardner and Romero Gardner. Raymond was adopted and raised by his grandmother Rosalie Gilbert Morris, who he loved very much. All who preceded him in death also his sister Sonyka Gilbert. Raymond was one of five children. <br /> <br /> Raymond accepted Christ at an early age, he loved the church and was baptized at St. James Baptist Church. Raymond attended Mahalia Jackson Elementary School, CVS High School, and Cordon Bleu culinary school. Raymond enjoyed cooking and being the life of the room, and meeting new people was not a problem for him. <br /> <br /> Family was everything to Raymond: he was a good father to his two boys Raymond jr., and Romeo Gilbert. Raymond was a generous and loving person as a father, brother, uncle, and friend. <br /> <br /> Raymond was a much-loved person, who will be deeply missed. His fond memories will live forever in the hearts and minds of family and friends. Raymond departed this life on January 23, 2020, at the age of 31. <br /> <br /> To Cherish his memories: his sons Raymond jr. and, Romeo Gilbert, His siblings Rosetta (Rodney) Gamble, Romero (Shelia) Gilbert, Andre (Sada) Gilbert, along with his nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins. <br /> <br /> <br /> Tributes From the Family <br /> <br /> Thank you for being a good uncle who was nice and funny. I really miss you and I was waiting to see you, so you can come to our graduation. I miss the time when we went to your house to watch Wreck-it Ralph. Then we had played musical chairs for prizes. I know you are in a better place. I will miss you, Love you uncle Raymond your nephew Shawn. <br /> <br /> To my brother Raymond who I watched grow into a good man. I love and miss you very much. I will always remember & cherish the memories we had together. Your smile and your laughter. Love you always Zet... <br /> <br /> <br /> I love you Raymond and you will be truly missed. Love Jasmine <br /> <br /> A thousand words won't bring you back. I know because I tried. Neither will a thousand tears. I know because I've cried I never knew how hard it was to lose a best friend you genuinely love, until the day you went to be with our heavenly father above, the Best friend I'm gonna really miss you and all our fun times, you were so sweet gentle and oh so very kind. Rest peacefully until we meet again. I Love you so much, my one and only best friend. Love Lorraine <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Raymond "My Rappie" we been together since 2000 doing it all bro from riding the red line trains to Howard to walking miles getting slizzard n yelling cracking thru the hood point them out knock them out cruising one another out to almost burning up our cribs lmao man o man I can go on but imma end this with my love rappie I'm going to truly miss u my DOG now who gone fed me n Nurture me ctfu LLR MY RAPPIE MY BESTFRIEND LOVE ALWAYS UR CAT SHAMEKA <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Ray when I found out, the pain I felt was like no other. But then I realize you with your mama and granny now. Another one of God's Angels was chosen, you was like a brother to me, looked out for me, and I love you for that so yeah, it's goodbye today, but until I see you on the other side. R.I.P Cuz Love Kiwan

Services by
Leak & Sons Funeral

7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago

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    Continue to rest peacefully Raymond love you always
    Lorraine Rollins Feb 08, 2020