Gilbert E. Parnell


Gilbert E. Parnell, age 72 was born August 8, 1947 to James Douglas and Carrie Lee Parnell in Bessemer Alabama.

Gilbert was the most loving and compassionate person you could ever meet. Gilbert admired his brother Eddie James Parnell for joining the Navy which gave him dreams of wanting to join the Military. He joined the Military and served for 21 years and retired with honors. He was proud to be able to serve his country. Gilbert would help anyone in need.

He leaves to cherish his precious memories; loving wife of 30+ years Velina Parnell, children Angela, Aresha, Tahesha, Myesha, Anthony, Sharod, and Simeon, and 21 grandchildren, also a host of siblings, nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Visitation 11:00 AM and Funeral Service 12:00 PM Monday, January 27, 2020 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH 2500 Cleveland Ave.

Interment with Military Honors at Eastlawn Cemetery.

Condolence Messages

  1. Goodbye Gilbert Parnell, May the Lord be with you always

    Condolence to the family

  2. Carla Jenkins Carter

    On behalf of the Parnell, Sanders, and Moore families in Birmingham, Alabama, we are deeply saddened by the death of our loved one and relative, Gilbert Parnell. We would like to extend our deepest condolences to our family and pray that the peace of God be with you at this difficult time and always.

  3. Teresa Freeman Moore

    On the behalf of Priscilla Parnell and kids and grandchildren. And future Family sorry to hear about Gilbert, I loved you very much brother in law. Rest up. I’m going to miss you so much.

  4. Expressions of sympathy for the family. May God comfort you during this time of great loss. There is a sense of helplessness was someone we love dies. Many wonder how one gets through this time. Take time to reflect on the good times you share with you love, prayer is extremely valuable.

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