Gertrude Bufford Giles was born on April 22, 1937 in Whiteville, Tennessee to the union of Susie Anna Douglas Bufford and Mace Bufford. She departed this earthly life on Monday, January 2, 2022 at the Waters of Smyrna in Smyrna, Tennessee.
Gertrude accepted Christ at an early age and fellowshipped with St. Luke C.M.E. Church. She was educated in Whiteville, Tennessee attending Allen White Elementary, and graduating from Allen White High School, Class of 1956. Relocating to Nashville, Tennessee she continued her education by attending Tennessee A &I State University (TSU) from 1956 to 1958.
Gertrude was united in Holy Matrimony to Raymond Giles, they enjoyed a number of years of marriage, until his passing.
Gertrude was employed with Vanderbilt University as a Dietary Tech. She loved shopping, decorating, and loving on and spending time with her nieces and nephews.
Gertrude was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Giles, and her parents, Susie and Mace Bufford.
She leaves to cherish her memories sisters, Carrie Gudger Leola McElroy, brothers, Edward Bufford Jr., L.C. Bufford, sisters-in-law, Billie Jean Bufford, Lola Bufford, Deborah Bufford, Sadie Bufford, Katie Mae Sutton, Fannie Giles, Virginia Woods, Emma Jean Woods, brothers-in-law, Robert Giles, Jr., Abraham Giles, William Giles, James Giles, Glen Giles, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.