Gloria Joyce Gibson
November 27, 1950 – September 9, 2019
Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 14, 2019 at Collier-Butler Chapel for Gloria Joyce Gibson, 68, of Glencoe, who passed away September 9, 2019. Rev. Steve Bush will officiate. Burial will be at Rock Springs Baptist Church Cemetery. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services is directing. Mrs. Gibson was a graduate of Douglas High School, worked at the Gadsden Times a few years and for 20 years worked at Gulf State Steel. She graduated from Gadsden State to work as a medical assistant with an associate degree. She worked for over 10 years for Doctor’s Med Care in Jacksonville and Gadsden. Joyce loved everyone. She never met a stranger and was always willing to share her faith in Jesus. She loved to serve the community in her local church by singing in the choir, going on multiple mission trips, assisting in showers and weddings, teaching Sunday school, and socializing with all her family and friends. Joyce was a loving wife, daughter, mother, sister, aunt, in-law, friend, and especially a grandmother. She adored her grandchildren and everyone heard about them. Her love and care for others came from a heart to make others feel loved and allow Christ to live through her. Her loving spirit and smile was contagious and will be missed by so many. Mrs. Gibson was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Tommy Gibson, mother, Esther Jolley, father Jack Jolley, and sister in law Peggy Jolley. Mrs. Gibson is survived by her brothers and sisters, Ralph (Kim) Jolley, Ernest Jolley, Linda (BC) Pearce and Juanita (Danny) Guffey ; daughter Misty (Randy) Bush, grandchildren Prescott and Lexy Bush, many cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. Pallbearers will be Prescott Bush, Terry Cannady, Greg Garrett, Frank Scott, Kermit Hall, Nickey Scott, and honorary pallbearer Brian Dunn. Special thanks to David and Faye Hindsman with love and support, Alacare Hospice staff and Compassus Hospice staff, East Glen nursing staff, precious sitters Myra, Marie, Sarah, Nan, Jean, and multiple others who loved on her for countless hours; special thanks to so many church friends and family with visits and many prayers. The family will receive friends from 9:30 to 11:00 prior to the service. Online condolences may be made at www.collier-butler.com.
- Visitation Saturday, September 14, 2019
- Funeral Service Saturday, September 14, 2019
Gloria Joyce Gibson
September 13, 2019
I loved Mrs. Joyce. She was such a GODLY woman. She was an inspiration for us all with her kindness and her generosity to others. Her and I loved our chocolate and coffee time together. I loved praying with her and talking about JESUS! The angels were singing when Mrs. Joyce came home! Misty and Randy I will be praying for you and your family!
Kay (Statham) Millraney
September 13, 2019
I am so sorry to hear about your loss. My prayers and love are with you all. Take comfort in knowing that you will see her again one day, in heaven. As young cousins, we had so much fun when we were able to visit. She was always so glad to see us and had the brightest smile that made everyone happy. She was such a beautiful person. Love you all very much. ❤️
September 10, 2019
Joyce and I were the best of friends in high school, we were together all the time.
Our “gang” (including Linda Roden, Brenda Camp and Fran Buckelew) spent the night at one of our houses every week. We had the best times of our lives and made so many wonderful memories.
Once, when we were staying at Joyce’s, we decided to go to the creek - exploring. Of course we got lost and ended up miles from her house. After finally finding a house, we had to call a relative to come take us back. I remember how sweet her mother was doctoring all of our scrapes and scratches. We laughed about that “adventure” for years and it still brings a smile to my face thinking about it.
We shared so many precious memories and I’m so thankful for each and every one of them.
I have faith that I’ll see her again one day, but until then-I’ll think of her with love and a smile.
I pray for God to be with her family, now and in the days ahead.
With love, Deborah Nixon
(Douglas High School Class of 1969)