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Gathering of Family and Friends

Gardner Earl Chapel at Oakwood Cemetery
Thursday January 30th, 2020
10:00am - 11:00am

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Gardner Earl Chapel at Oakwood Cemetery
Thursday January 30th, 2020

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Oakwood Cemetery
Thursday January 30th, 2020

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Joan Gibson

Raleigh-Joan Hopfmann Gibson, 89 passed away after declining health on January 23, 2020. Joan was born on February 25, 1930 in White Plains, NY, she graduated from SUNY New Paltz, NY. She raised her family in Defreestville, Joan taught 5th grade in Troy.

Loving wife of 47 years to the late William H. Gibson.

After moving family to Raleigh, NC in 1972, she worked as an Administrative Secretary for Northern Telecom, NORTEL, where she retired.

She enjoyed her water aerobics classes at Gold's Gym and her Fellowship with her Widowed Persons Group.  Most of all she enjoyed her time spent with Family.  Her Children, Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren.

She was pre-deceased by her parents, Walter and Elizabeth Hopfmann; her Husband, William H. Gibson Sr.; her Son, Gregory Wayne Gibson.

She is survived and cherished by:  Her Beloved Daughter and Caregiver, Sharon Soukup (Guy Soukup); Loving Son, Bill Gibson (Barbara Gibson); Loving Daughter, Gail Futrell (Mike Futrell); Adored Grandchildren, Shawn Soukup,  Christopher Futrell, Lori Powell (Brian Powell), Jennifer Gosh (Jack Gosh); Great Grandchildren, Emma, Colt and Addie Powell and John and Jeremiah Gosh. You were a Wonderful Woman First, now You are an Angel...  Maybe you always were....

Family and friends are invited and may call at the Gardner Earl Chapel at Oakwood Cemetery, Oakwood Avenue on Thursday January 30, 2020 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am with a service to follow at the Gardner Earl Chapel at 11:00 am with Pastor Mike Collins officiating. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

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Mom, I Love You and will Miss You more than words can say.I am so Happy I had the opportunity to be with and care for you these past 10 years. We were always so close but even closer during this time. We did almost everything together. You were my Sunshine, Inspiration and Best Friend.You will be in my Heart Forever.. Until we meet again.Rest in Peace Mom.. Sending Hugs to You, Dad and Our Family.

Sharon Soukup Feb 2 2020 12:00 AM

Wishing you all peace and comfort at this time of your beloved Mom Grandma and Great Grandmas passing. She was a very loved and blessed lady by all her family and I can only remember just a little because I was just a kid when I saw her last. Your Dad and Mom came to CA to visit my Dad, Jack Gibson and Mom Carol. I remember how pretty and kind your Mom was. I loved her eyes. May The Good Lord lift you all up during this time and in time may the memories only bring you comfort and joy. Love Tomilyn Gibson Cunningham

Tomilyn Cunningham Jan 29 2020 12:00 AM

To the Gibson Family South, very sad to learn that Joan is no longer with her earthly family. Please take comfort knowing that she is now with her heavenly family and will always be in your hearts. She will continue watching over each and every one of her precious family members from her heavenly home! Love from the Gibson Family North (Anne, Charles & Sara, Doug, Michael)

Anne Gibson Jan 27 2020 12:00 AM

We will miss you Mom and Grandma! Thanks for sharing your love with us!Gail, Christopher and Mike

Gail, Christopher and Mike Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM