Thelma Aileen Chaffins Gerstmann
BOSSIER CITY, LA – Thelma Aileen Chaffins Gerstmann born January 21, 1933 in Kistler, W. Virginia and passed away December 13, 2015 in Shreveport, LA. Preceded by parents: Johnny Chaffins and Virgie Parton, and her husband of 58 years, Gilbert B. Gerstmann, Sr. Thelma was a U.S.A.F. veteran, owner of Gerstmann Greenacres Service Station in Bossier City, member of Quota Club, Beta Sigma Phi, and St. Jude Catholic Church.
She is survived by her sons, Gilbert B. Gerstmann, Jr. and wife Dee Dee, Michael Gerstmann and wife Karina; daughters, Cynthia Fordham and Diana DeCharles and husband Brad; many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
When Dad died, you told me that you didn’t want to go on. I gave you my word on April 4, 2011 that I would be there for you. Although I sacrificed much to do that I kept my word and have no regrets. Your last words to me were “Be good to everyone.” I will do my best …….Semper Fi, Your #1 Son, Gilbert Jr.