Jessie Gibson, 93, passed away on January 2, 2013 at her longtime residence in Maricopa, California. Jessie was born in Oklahoma and moved with her family to California and settled in Maricopa in 1950.
Jessie is survived by her children, Doyle Gibson of Maricopa, Jearline Powell of Oklahoma, Harlin Gibson and his wife, Terrie, of Morro Bay, Marvin Gibson and his wife, Bonnie, of Maricopa; her grandchildren, Tony Gibson, Chris Gibson, Keith Gibson, Ricky Powell, Brenda Taylor, Terri Prestridge, Tanya Ellison, Christy Gibson, Daniel Gibson, Anthony Gibson and Heidi Robbins. She also has 32 great-grandchildren and 20 great-great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, Ben and Janie Johnson; her husband, Tony Gibson; her children, Earldean, Norma Jean, Luther Ben (LB) and Marlin Gibson; daughter-in-law, Martha Gibson; son-in-law, Johnny Powell; and grandchild, Curtis Gibson. Jessie enjoyed her family. She loved to quilt and fish. She made annual road trips to Oklahoma until her health no longer allowed. She enjoyed gospel music and knowing that her family was close. She was considered “mom” and “grandma” by many. She will be greatly missed by all. She was the root to her family and cherished them as they cherished her. “Our family chain is broken, and nothing seems the same, but as God calls us one by one, the chain will link again.” Visitation will be held on Monday, January 7, 2013 from 3:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Erickson & Brown Funeral Home. A graveside funeral service will be held in the West Side District Cemetery on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. To sign an online registry please visit www.EricksonAndBrown.com.