Font size: [A] [A] [A]

Gilbert Raphael de Gout

Gilbert Raphael de Gout, affectionately known as Raphael to some, and Gil to others, died July 31, 2012, at Grand Concourse Rehabilitation and Nursing Home in Bronx, New York.

A memorial service was held at Woodlawn Cemetery and Crematory in New York. De Gout's body was cremated.

The Mass for de Gout will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Ss. Peter and Paul Cathedral, St. Thomas. The Prelude will be at 9 a.m.

De Gout leaves behind Ms. Willie Mae Lewis, his longtime companion of more than 25 years; his sons, Gilbert Raphael de Gout Jr. and John de Gout; and his daughter, Sharon R.Nibbs (Robert).

He is also survived by his brothers, John de Gout (Ritza), Roy de Gout, Kenneth de Gout, Benjamin de Gout, Edward de Gout and Stuart de Gout (Winnika); his sisters, Marie Bass, Naomi de Gout, Ruth Smith (George) and Cynthia Smith; grandchildren, Steve de Gout, Keith Anthony Smith (nephew), Juan Dean de Gout, Robert Nibbs Jr., Micah Nibbs, Shai' Nibbs; great-grandchildren, Devin de Gout, Tyshawn de Gout, Jaylah Joyce de Gout, Jennah Elizabeth de Gout, Keith Nathaniel Smith-Mitchell, Keith Antonio Smith, Terrell Alonzo Smith, Juan Dean de Gout, Jr., Ruth Marie de Gout, Ciarah Brown de Gout, Dajuan de Gout, Juan Damarco de Gout, Shanice de Gout, Star de Gout, Juan Dean de Gout II; many nieces, nephews and other family members; longtime caregiver and friend, Florie "Flo" Smoot, and special Army buddies, Herman Anderson and George; and many family and friends.

DeGout was preceded in death by his mother, Cynthia de Gout (Gutliffe), father, Ebenezer de Gout; daughter, Ruth de Gout; brother, Charles de Gout; sister, Veronica Ferrell; and brother-in-law, Carlos "Charlie" Smith.

- Obituary written by the family.

We welcome user discussion on our site, under the following guidelines:

To comment you must first create a profile and sign-in with a verified DISQUS account or social network ID. Sign up here.

Comments in violation of the rules will be denied, and repeat violators will be banned. Please help police the community by flagging offensive comments for our moderators to review. By posting a comment, you agree to our full terms and conditions. Click here to read terms and conditions.

Daily News E-Edition

Try our e-newspaper delivered to you every day

Women Today 2015

Businesswomen of St. Croix and St. Thomas Who Contribute to the Success of the United States Virgin Islands

St. Croix How To Guide 2015

Your Go-To Guide On How To Complete A Multitude Of Projects on St. Croix

VI 2015 Graduates

The Virgin Islands Daily News presents the Class of 2015

School Year 2015

Get ready for the 2015 School Year!

Hurricane Map 2015

Hurricane Tips and Tracking Guide for 2015

Hurricane Preparedness

Get prepared with the 2015 Guide to Hurricane Preparedness.

Best of VI on St. John 2015

Check out the best businesses and services the Virgin Islands on St. John has to offer

Best of VI on St. Croix 2015

Check out the best businesses and services the Virgin Islands on St. Croix has to offer.

Best of VI on St. Thomas 2015

Check out the best businesses and services the Virgin Islands has to offer.

Moms, Dads & Grads 2015

Look inside for the perfect gift, style and fashion tips, entertainment & dining, sales & specials and much more!

63rd Annual St. Thomas Carnival

Look inside for schedule, fashion tips, entertainment & activities, sales, special offers and much more!

Tropical Homes Summer Edition

Home and Business Improvement Advice and Service From Island Experts

St. Croix Holiday Gift Guide

Brought to you by the Virgin Island Daily News

Holiday Gift Guide 2014

Brought to you by the Virgin Islands Daily news

For locals only

Awesome deals and super offers exclusive to USVI and BVI residents

Election Guide 2014

All you need to know for the 2014 Election.

Island Weddings

Everything you need for your special island wedding!


The Law & Justice Edition: Who's Who in the US Virgin Islands Legal Community

Island Menus

Restaurant & Menu Guide for St. Croix, St. John & St. Thomas

St. Thomas How To Guide

Your Go-To Guide On How To Complete A Multitude Of Projects on St. Thomas

Island Trader

Good stuff, best buys, great fun

Crucian Trader

Celebrating St. Croix History, Culture and People

Island Action

Your complete guide to where to go and what to do this week in the Virgin Islands.