Surrounded by family, Exie Reba Gilbert (Granny) went to be with our Lord on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at her home.

Originally, from Inman, South Carolina, she had resided in Carrabelle the last 40 years. Exie had been married to her sweetheart, John, for 74 years.

Exie is preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Tennessee Abernathy, along with two infant sons, Leon and Johnny, as well as four brothers.

In addition to her husband, John, she is survived by five daughters: Gwen Suddeth (Troy), Wilma Thompson (Dale), Zenith Barnett (Ed), Lorraine Shiver (Ronnie, deceased), and Rita Massey; and one brother, Dean Abernathy.

She is also survived by 11 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Exie worked alongside her husband in carpentry on many homes and businesses in Carrabelle. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother and granny. We will always remember her homemade biscuits, quilts, playing her guitar and most of all her precious love.

Services are Tuesday, May 20 at 3 p.m. at First Assembly of God in Carrabelle, with visitation from 2 to 3 p.m.