Michael Keith Gilbert, 27, was born Nov. 1, 1983 in Orange, to Sharon Judge Gilbert and the Rev. Elijah Finister Sr.

Funeral will be held at Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church; July 2, at 3:00 p.m. The Rev. John Smith and Minister Randall Hubbard will officate.

Rites of Christian burial will follow in Hollywood Community Cemetery under the direction of Colonial Memorial Chapel directed by James Curtis.

A native of Orange, he graduated from West Orange Stark High, Class of 2003. He was a Master Chef at Delta Downs, loving the trade of Culinary Arts. Michael touched many lives during his time on earth and will be greatly missed.

Preceded in death by a grandmother, Mary Jane Judge and an Uncle, Terry Wayne Judge.

He is survived by his son, Markeil Judge; his brothers Melvin Gilbert, Jr of Orange, Jeremy Finister of Houston, Brian Freguson Jr. of Orange, James Finister of Orange, Elijah Finister Jr of Houston, Samuel Finister of Jasper, Eugene Finister of Orange, and John Finister of Orange.

Sisters include Tamika Gilbert of Orange, Elayah Finister of Orange, Danielle Gilbert of Orange, Betty G. Finister of Houston, Clara A. Finister of Atlanta, Clara L. Finister of Monroe, and Joan Finisher of Chicago.

Other survivors include, aunts Candace D. Judge-Toler and Eleanor M. Judge-McLeod; Uncle Warren R. House-Brown and a host of friends and family who will truly miss him.

In lieu of donations, memorials in Michael’s name may be made @ Wells Fargo Acct #1941471615.