Funeral services for Mrs. Gibbs will be held Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 11 a.m. in the Partlow Funeral Chapel with Brother Glenn Denton officiating. Visitation will be Friday, April 18, 2014 from 4-8 p.m. and again one hour prior to the service on Saturday. Interment will follow at 1 p.m. in the Hermitage Memorial Gardens. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Mrs. Gibbs, age 77, of Lebanon, passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2014.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Johnnie Clayton and Ida Mae Nesbitt; husband, James "Buster" Hallie Gibbs Jr.; sisters, Leonora Ferrell and Willie Belle Woodard; and brother, Truman Nesbitt.
She is survived by her children, Patricia Lynn (Harold) Edwards, James Edward "Jim" (Sandra) Gibbs, and Leonora Ann (Barry) Collins; grandchildren, Christopher Jeremy Edwards, Lauren Brooke (Nathan) Mauer, Miriam Caroline Edwards, Jennifer "Jenny" Nicole (Jeremy) Stein, Ryan Anthony Collins, Emily Logan Byrd and Robert Jacob "Jake" Byrd; great-grandchildren, Sarah Evelyn "Eve" Mauer, Allison Kate Stein and James Bennett Mauer; brother-in-law, Clyde Allen Woodard; nieces, Janice (David) Armistead and Mary (Lewis) Roberts; nephew, Ricky Woodard.
Mrs. Gibbs was a homemaker and a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church where she was a dedicated worker in the nursery for more than 30 years.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the nursery at Hillcrest Baptist Church.
Partlow Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements, 615-444-7007, obit line 615-444-7700, partlowchapel.com.