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Honorary Pallbearers Cleveland Alexander Gibbs Richard Hilliard, Jr.

Albert Winchester Gibbs, Sr. Henry “Bull” Harris Cleveland Jackson

A Celebration of the Life and Homegoing of

Estelle Davis Gibbs Sunrise September 30, 1925

WORDS OF THANKS We, the family of Estelle Gibbs, would like to express our heartfelt appreciation and deepest gratitude for all of the love, prayers, and acts of kindness shown after the passing of our loved one. We will forever be grateful. For Friends and Family like you, who helped to sustain us in our sadness, we thank God. Continue to pray for us and may God continue to bless each of you.

Repast :

Mt. Kingdom Missionary Baptist Church Fellowship Hall * Immediately following Service

“The Ponderosa” 2:00 PM 3507 - 3509 St. Ferdinand St. * New Orleans, LA Arrangements Entrusted to:

Charbonnet - Labat - Glapion Funeral Home 1615 St. Phillip Street * New Orleans, LA 70116

Funeral Services Saturday, March 31, 2012 11:00 o’clock A.M. Visitation: 9:00 AM

Mt. Kingdom M.B.C. 3756 Louisa St. New Orleans, LA 70126

Pastor Darrick R. Johnson, Officiating

Sunset March 25, 2012


Her Story Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. 2 Corinthians 5:17

On Sunday, March 25, 2012 at 1:14 a.m., the Lord summoned his angel to come home, bringing his handmade servant to a place of rest. Mrs. Estelle Davis Gibbs entered life on September 30, 1925 to the union of the late Lee Davis and Ollie Johnson Davis. Estelle accepted Christ at a tender age and was baptized at Beulah Baptist Church by Rev. Walter Logan in Natchez, Mississippi. She was united in holy matrimony to Arthur Gibbs Sr., and to this union 6 children were born, Sharon, Kay, Carol, Arthur Jr., Cleveland, and Albert. She was preceded in death by her husband Arthur Gibbs Sr., one son, Arthur Gibbs Jr., 2 daughters, Sharon Gibbs Rivers Brown, and Kay Gibbs Shepherd, and her mother and father. Estelle Davis Gibbs leaves to cherish her precious memories, her daughter, Carol Gibbs Hilliard; sons, Cleveland Alexander Gibbs and Albert Winchester Gibbs Sr.; a son-in-law, Richard Hilliard Jr.; daughters-in-law, Heidi Gibbs, Josette Gibbs, and Pearla Gibbs Grayman; and one uncke, Cleveland Jackson She was a loving grandmother to Larry Rivers Jr., Carlos Woodson Gibbs, Carlolice Shepherd, Calvin Shepherd, Delcin H. Wells, Terri H. Finister, Latoya Coco, Avery Gibbs, Andrew Gibbs, Albert Gibbs Jr., Ashley Gibbs, Kara Doucette, and Gerard Pate; a devoted great-grandmother to Jovan Barre, Kavion Campbell, Brittany Martin, Myron Wells, Larry Rivers III, Edwin Strickling, Jr., and Anthony Butler; and a great-great-grandmother to Nicholas Hebert, Tyler Shepherd, Kamri Campbell, Marvin Jr. and Marquis Myres. Also left to remember Estelle fondly are extended family members Alice Skinner, Lavonzel Lawrence, Steve & Kim Banks, Patricia Donate, Loris Ebanks, Karen Hence, Lisa Hence, Trina Lewis, Brittany Lewis, Bailey Williams, Janice Harrison, Karla Davis, Lori George Rhodies and Henry “Bull� Harris, and her devoted and dear friends Shirley Hence, Ruthie Simmons, Catherine Cain, Dolly Davis, Loretta Fields, Linda Chris and Willie Mae Diggs.

When I must leave you for a little while, please do not grieve and shed wild tears and hug your sorrow to you through the years, but start out bravely with a gallant smile, and for my sake and in my name, live on and do all things the same. Feed not your loneliness on empty days, but fill each waking hour in useful ways, reach out your hand in comfort and in cheer, and I in turn will comfort you and hold you near, and never, never be afraid to die, for I am waiting for you in the sky.


Together Again Forever

Celebration of Life March 31, 2012 11:00 A.M Organ Prelude Processional Ministers & Family Scripture Readings Congregational Hymn Prayer Prayer Chant

Selection …………………...……..………………………..….. Choir Condolences from the Church ………………………………. Deacon Expressions of Love ………… As A Friend .………... Sis. Shirley Hence Solo …………………………………...……………... Sis. Kim Banks New Life Baptist Church, Tuscaloosa, AL

Words of Encouragement…………………..………. Sis. Loretta Fields Mt. Herman Baptist Church

Acknowledgements ………………………………………………. Reading of Obituary ……………………………………………… Solo ………………………………………………. Sis. Karen Hence Eulogy …………………………………….. Pastor Darrick R. Johnson Words of Comfort from Visiting Ministers (1 minute please) Parting View / Recessional Charbonnet – Labat – Glapion Funeral Home In Charge



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