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Mark Paul Gilbreath

Posted By Hall-Wynne On February 6, 2019 @ 12:24 pm In Durham,Obituaries | 18 Comments

DurhamMark Paul Gilbreath, age 55, died on February 4th, 2019. He was born on June 30th, 1963 to Paul and Marjorie Gilbreath.

Mark graduated from Northern High School, class of 1981. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in 1985. Mark worked for IBM and Builders Mutual Insurance.

Mark loved exploring National Parks with his son, Houston. He was a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church, and the Exchange Club of Durham. He was an Avid Runner, completing two marathons during his battle with cancer. Mark was a lover of the outdoors and traveling, and a devoted Scout father.

Mark is survived by his wife, Teresa; his son, Houston; his mother, Marjorie; and his sister, Joan.

Mark’s service will be held at Aldersgate United Methodist Church at 11:00am on Saturday, February 9th. There will be a visitation service for family and friends 45 minutes prior to service beginning at 10:00 a.m.

The Gilbreath family is under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service. Online condolences: www.hallwynne.com – select obituaries.

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Condolence from Keron Johnson Poteat on February 6th, 2019 2:31 pm

My heart is so very heavy over Mark’s passing. I’ll always admire his love for his family and his positive outlook on life….through everything. He touched so very many lives. Lifting you all up in prayer and asking for God’s comfort and mercy through your grief.

Condolence from Dana Tucker on February 6th, 2019 2:37 pm

Teresa and Houston,
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.

You are both in our prayers!

Love , Jody, Dana, Samuel, and Gabrielle

Condolence from Laura Carpenter on February 6th, 2019 2:47 pm

I am so sorry for Mark’s passing. Now the hard part begins. I told Mark that we would keep you going during this next part of your life and I meant it. You and Houston are loved so much. Please let me help you with anything you need. Sending prayers and strength to you and Houston.

Condolence from Tammy Casella on February 6th, 2019 3:18 pm

My prayers and thoughts are with you as you go through this ” Celebration of Mark”s wonderful life”. Sending my love and condolences to you and Houston and all your family.

Condolence from Teresa Miller on February 6th, 2019 9:13 pm


You and Houston are in my thoughts and prayers!! Sending you love and hugs!! Though I am right there with you, there are still no words to ease the beginning of this next journey!! Just know that I am here for you, if you need anything, and I do mean anything at all!!

God Bless You and Keep You!!


Condolence from steve tilley on February 7th, 2019 7:09 am

Teresa, I’m sorry to hear about Mark’s passing.

Condolence from Laurel on February 7th, 2019 12:51 pm

Teresa and Houston
I will pray for comfort and strength for both of you in this very difficult time. Just know that there is another angel in heaven looking over you. Love you

Condolence from Denise fain on February 7th, 2019 1:34 pm

Teresa, so sorry for your loss! You are in our prayers! Love, Denise Fain

Condolence from Jack Mignosa on February 7th, 2019 4:01 pm

Houston and Theresa,
My deepest condolences. Mark was like my big brother at IBM.

I am so sorry for your loss,

Jack Mignosa

Condolence from Dee Tucker on February 7th, 2019 7:00 pm

Dear Teresa and Houston, I have been so sad this week because Mark is physically away from us; but we
all know where he is now. You both were so blessed to have a husband and a father like Mark. I am so glad that I got to meet you all when you were neighbors with Jody and Dana on Terry Brook Lane and especially after Houston and Gabrielle were born.

I pray that God will be with both of you during this time and wrap you in His loving arms and give you peace.

Treasure all those special memories made with your travels and the Boy Scout excursions. David used to tell me how much fun you all had at those times!!

May God bless you both and give you peace.

Love, Dee

Condolence from Jill Rhew on February 7th, 2019 9:59 pm

Teresa my heart breaks for you and Houston. You are an amazingly strong woman. I’ll be praying for strength and peace for you and your family during this sad and difficult time.

Jill Rhew

Condolence from Stacey on February 8th, 2019 7:10 pm

Mark will be missed, enjoyed our years at Qualex and his many Houston stories. May you and your family be comforted during this time. You are in my prayers. Stacey Haynes Brantley

Condolence from Joanie Chapman on February 9th, 2019 6:44 am

Teresa and Houston, I’m so sorry to hear this news. My sweet Teresa you are in my prayers and my thoughts. Seeing you a few days ago my heart was full of joy but also saddened to hear of Mark’s health. I pray God will comfort you and your family during this time for He is a very present help in times of trouble.
Love you my friend!
Joanie Chapman

Condolence from Lizzy on February 9th, 2019 7:58 am

Teresa and Houston,
You are in my prayers today as you go through this difficult time.

Condolence from Howard Boyd on February 9th, 2019 12:26 pm

Teresa & Houston:

Am very sorry to hear of Mark’s passing.

He was such a kind and generous man.

Mark hired me to work at IBM/Qualex over 19 years ago and I worked for him for 7 years.

I remember his kind heart, infectious smile, and great sense of humor.

May God grant you both peace during this time of loss and grief. – Howard Boyd

Condolence from Adrienne and Ellen Badis on February 9th, 2019 6:51 pm

Teresa and Houston,
May you find more peace and strength with each passing day. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Condolence from Mike Loy on February 13th, 2019 2:48 pm

Dear Teresa and Houston,

I am so sorry to hear of your loss.

I know this is a very tough time for your family. May the Lord grant you comfort and peace.

Cousin Mike and Angie Loy

Condolence from Chris Pleasants on March 8th, 2019 11:33 pm

Mark is and always will be the most decent friend I ever had.

Teresa and Houston, my wife and I so much enjoyed the brief time we spent catching up in December with you and Mark. I am so glad he got to spend the Christmas season with you. You are in our thoughts and we will remember his memory and celebrate his life each and every Christmas in our home.

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