Brenda Valerie Gilson


Brenda Valerie Gilson, 78,  of Cleveland for the last 44 years, passed away on Wednesday, July 28, 2021, at a local hospital.

She was a homemaker,  a dedicated mother and wife, and was married to the love of her life, Daniel Gilson for 61 years. She was a member of Candies Creek Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her father, Darl Mayle; and mother, Winifred Mayle Gilson.

She is survived by her husband, Daniel Gilson; children: Troy Gilson, and husband, Andrew Thomas Eckford of Cleveland, Tracy Gilson and wife, Janet, of Louisville, Tenn., and Mike Mayle of Summerville, Ga.; grandchildren: Christopher Gilson, Jeffrey Gilson, Laura Gilson, David Gilson, Rachel Murray, Deanna Franklin, and David Gilson; great-grandchildren: Eleanor Gilson, Lilyth Gilson, Colton Gilson, Alexander Gilson, and Henry Franklin; brother, Darl Mayle of Cleveland; as well as several nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of her Life will be held Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021, at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home with the Rev. Stan Gibson officiating.

Interment will be at Candies Creek Baptist Church. A white dove release ceremony and the playing of bagpipes will follow.

The family will receive friends from 1  until 3 p.m. prior to the service.

We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Gilson family guestbook at


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