1535 Hermitage Drive
Florence, AL 35630
Phone: (256) 764-0221
Fax: (256) 764-5626

This Book of Memories memorial website is designed to be a permanent tribute paying tribute to the life and memory of Wanda Gilmore. It allows family and friends a place to re-visit, interact with each other, share and enhance this tribute for future generations. We are both pleased and proud to provide the Book of Memories to the families of our community.

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Condolence From: Steve Woody
Condolence: To Mrs. Gilmore's family: I am so sorry for your loss. Wanda was my teacher for 7 years until college. She was patient when i got frustrated or distracted (which happened a LOT), and she really knew how to tap into my interests as a musician. It was always a joy to go to her house. She was soft and sympathetic when i went through breakups with girlfriends and cried through my lessons, and she always had hot apple cider and cookies at Christmas. Her love for the Lord was obvious, and her mastery of piano and organ were inspirational.

Blessings to the entire family.
Friday January 19, 2018
Condolence From: Wray Dillard
Condolence: Rhonda and I have very special memories of Wanda. She was so kind to provide music at our wedding. She was alway so kind to our family over the years. We will never forget her beautiful smile nor her genuine loving spirit. We will miss her. Love and prayers from our family to yours.
Tuesday January 16, 2018
Condolence From: Derek Darsey
Condolence: Chuck. So sorry to here of your mom passing she was always so kind and pleasant to see. When she would come in the store she always had a smile on her face! God bless you and your family
Tuesday January 16, 2018
Condolence From: Rosamond Black
Condolence: Thinking of you. Sorry to hear of your
mothers passing.
Sunday January 14, 2018
Condolence From: Connie Rhoden
Condolence: To Wanda's family,
Wanda was a sweet friend and classmate at Coffee High School
1957. Know she will be missed by many who loved her much.
A woman of great talents in music.
God Bless You.
Connie Rhoden
Sunday January 14, 2018
Condolence From: Celia Grasty Lata
Condolence: To Cheri, Chuck, and Deana, and all of Wanda's family:

I received the news of Wanda's passing with great sorrow. Early in my 13 years teaching music in Florence, she became a dear and greatly valued friend and colleague, whose musical talents and achievements I held in high esteem. In addition to those, she was unfailingly warm, gracious, kind, thoughtful, and generous; she was beautiful in every sense of the word. I am so thankful that she came into my life, and even in death I know she will never leave it. May she rest in peace and rise in glory, and may God grant you consolation in this hard loss.

Sunday January 14, 2018
Condolence From: Kelly Cavitt
Condolence: Cheri and family,

Very sorry to hear about your mother. I remember her playing the organ at church.

With deepest sympathy,

Kelly Cavitt
Endicott, NY
Sunday January 14, 2018
Condolence From: Dan Whitlow
Condolence: Chuck and Family
I am so sorry to hear of Mrs. Wanda passing. I loved to hear her play the organ at Highland. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. Dan
Friday January 12, 2018
Condolence From: Pam Hudson
Condolence: Chuck and Family, I am so sorry for your loss.
Friday January 12, 2018
Condolence From: Noël M Beck

I am grieved by news of the death of my good friend, Wanda Gilmore. Wanda and I enjoyed many late-night chats and morning cups of coffee. She and I were both charter members of the Shoals Music Teachers Forum. From its beginning, Wanda was professional, inspiring, collegial, wise, friendly, gracious, and gentle. Through many personal trials, she never flagged in her enthusiastic commitment to the Forum and to Alabama Music Teachers Association. She received designation as a Nationally Certified Teacher Of Music through the Music Teachers National Association. . Her students played with the musicality and flair she had conveyed to them, as we saw and heard in her own playing. Through the years, she had several State winners and many grateful students. I cherish our personal friendship, and thank her for helping me be a better teacher.

She was also a faithful and supportive customer at Ryan Piano Company, owned by my husband, Robert. He always looked forward to her visits, and was deeply grateful for her business.

Friday January 12, 2018
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