The graveside service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, October 29, 2022, at Free Run Baptist Church, CO RD 149, Reynolds, Georgia.
Graveside services, including burials, are likely to be held on ground that is uneven, which is out of the control of Oglethorpe Funeral Chapel, Inc. We ask that you take this into consideration when choosing footwear, such as shoes with high, thin heels. Please be advised that Oglethorpe Funeral Chapel, Inc. will not be held responsible for injuries at a grave site because of this.
Mary Francis Wilder Gilchrist was born to the late Henry Wilder and the late Elmer Gouch Wilder on July 1, 1942, in Oglethorpe, Macon County, Georgia. She was educated in the Macon County School System. At an early age she acquired her Christian Training in the local churches of Garden Valley Community. During her life in Hartford, Connecticut, she was employed as a dietician and retired in 1990. She moved back to Georgia to care for her mother and father. She also worked as a dietician at Phoebe Sumter Hospital for several years.
She was united in holy matrimony to the late Charles Gilchrist. She was the beloved mother of four children, one daughter, Angeline Manson, preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by one sister Joyce Green Carson.
On Thursday, October 20, 2022, evening she was called from labor to reward in the surrounding of her beloved family. She leaves a legacy of love and many fond memories to the beloved children Anthony Manson, Byron, Georgia, Pattie Tuggle (Arthur), Atlanta, Georgia and Timothy Manson, Suffield, Connecticut; nine grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; a loving companion Eddie McKellar, Oglethorpe, Georgia; siblings Mildred Wells (Robert) Oglethorpe, Georgia, Jeanette Fields, Perry, Georgia, Ethel Mae Bailey, Atlanta, Georgia and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.