Mamie Gibbs Lindsey

February 22, 1923May 8, 2018
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Mamie Gibbs Lindsey, 95 of Phenix City, AL passed away Tuesday at the Columbus Hospice House. Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M. EDT Friday, May 11, 2018 in Lakewood Hall at Striffler-Hamby in Phenix City, AL with Rev. Skip Speed officiating. A graveside service will be held 3:00 P.M. EDT in Cleburne Memorial Gardens in Ranburne, AL. The family will receive friends Friday from 10:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. at the funeral home. Mrs. Lindsey was born February 22, 1923 in Cleburne County, Alabama; daughter of the late Dock D. Gibbs and Donie Langley Gibbs. She was a homemaker and later was employed with Lithokrome and was a member of Lakewood Baptist Church. Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald Jackson Lindsey and her son, Gregory Gerald Lindsey. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Steve Tarno of Phenix City, AL, daughter-in-law, Sandra Lindsey Herrington, grandchildren, Robin Brannan (Bubba), Rachel Cochran (Austin) all of Enterprise, MS, Christopher Tarno (Brandy) of Smiths Station, AL, Shane Tarno (Heather) of St. Augustine, FL, sisters, Boyce Bonwit of Ranburne, AL, Angela Lovvern (Thomas) of Greenwood, SC; great grandchildren, Taylor Tarno, Brody Tarno, Tyler Tarno, Madison Tarno, Kaitlyn Tarno, Sarah Brannan, Kate Brannan, Marlee Brannan, Luke Cochran, Rhett Cochran, Drew Cochran and Colt Cochran. Mamie was a Christian and had a personal relationship with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend who will be greatly missed. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the Columbus Hospice, 7020 Moon Rd. Columbus, GA 31909 Please sign the online registry at


  • Debbie Tarno, Daughter
  • Steve Tarno, Son-in-law
  • Sandra Lindsey Herrington, Daughter-in-law
  • Robin (Bubba) Brannan, Granddaughter
  • Rachel (Austin) Cochran, Great Granddaughter
  • Christopher (Brandy) Tarno, Grandson
  • Shane (Heather) Tarno, Grandson
  • Boyce Bonwit, Sister
  • Angela Lovvern, Sister
  • Great Grandchildren:
    Taylor, Brody, Tyler, Madison and Kaitlyn Tarno
    Sarah, Kate and Marlee Brannan
    Luke, Rhett, Drew and Colt Cochran


  • Visitation Friday, May 11, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, May 11, 2018

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Frank and Sue Bowman

June 4, 2018

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of your family.

Janice Smith

May 17, 2018

Mrs. Lindsey was a very special lady! Debbie is my "adopted" sister. I suppose that makes Mrs. Lindsey my "adopted" Mom! She was like my own mother in so many ways! They both grew up poor, although they didn't know it at the time. They both learned what it meant to work hard, have little, love your family, trust God and want a better life for your children. They both lost husbands at a relatively young age and became self-sufficient, learning to depend on God. They loved their Church, they did for others, and they loved their children and grandchildren with all their being. They showed that love in very tangible ways, such as slaving over our ironing boards and over our stove tops to try to make our lives easier. They loved giving of themselves to their families in so many ways. Deb, I'm pretty sure we cannot live up to the mark set by our Moms!

The best memory I have of Mrs. Lindsey is of a trip that Debbie and I took our moms on to Niagara Falls and Boston in 2003. We had a wonderful time together getting soaked on the Maid of the Mist, oohing over the flowers at Niagara Park Botanical Gardens, eating lobster at Legal Seafood and seeing historical sights in Boston. They both enjoyed that so much! Neither ever imagined they would get to do something like that. I'm so glad we took the time to make those special memories! Yes, Mrs. Lindsey was a very special lady. I loved her and I love her very special family!!

Barbara and Jerry Glisson

May 9, 2018

For years the Tarno family got together for Thanksgiving at the Tarno's home. All the children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren were sort of "expected " to be there. Dad Tarno said that was his favorite holiday and he wanted to be surrounded by his family. Mamie was a widow for many years, and her only close family was the Tarnos because Debbie was married to Steve. Mamie was also sort of expected to attend the event. We don't think she missed any of the gatherings--she was part of the family, and we all wanted her there. She had many stories to tell before she was unable to communicate much, and we loved her dearly. She now can hear every word our Lord speaks, and she can sing with the angels. We will miss her.
Jerry and Barbara (Tarno) Glisson