Blakely Funeral Home
Virginia Becknell Gibson
(January 20, 1919 - July 1, 2012)
Gaffney, SC - - Virginia Becknell Gibson, 93, of 2961 Union Highway, was called home by her Lord and Savior on Sunday, July 1, 2012 at Peachtree Centre. Born in Gaffney on January 20, 1919, she was the widow of the late Joseph D. Gibson and daughter of the late Rev. H. Boyd (H.B) Becknell and Maggie Hensley Becknell. Mrs. Gibson was a graduate of Gaffney High School and retired from Corinth Elementary School as lunch room manager for 29 ½ years. She thoroughly enjoyed cooking for school, her family and all Church functions. When in good health, she was a very active member of Corinth Baptist Church serving as a Sunday School teacher, Women’s Mission leader, visitation of shut-ins and was involved in many other after Church functions. Her greatest love was Christ, her family, her Church and singing in the choir where her beautiful soprano voice could be heard hitting the high notes. Surviving are a son, Rev. Tim Gibson and wife, Nancy of Parrottsville, Tennessee; two daughters, Jane Gibson Boughman and husband, Ron and Paula Gibson Mills and husband, Randy, all of Gaffney; a sister, Juanita Harris of Gaffney; seven grandchildren, Danny Neal, Michael Gibson, Christine Davis and husband, Bryan, Diane Gibson Sursa, Joy W. Arredondo and husband, Arnold, Janna Harris and Keri Harris; seven great-grandchildren, Cierra Neal, Taylor Gibson, Cheyenne Gibson, Ronan Gibson, Jaylyn Gibson Sursa, Peyton Arredondo and Raegan Arredondo. She was preceded in death by a brother, Jack Becknell, Sr. and a sister, Jean Burgess. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 PM on Wednesday, July 4, 2012 at Blakely Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 PM on Thursday, July 5, 2012 at Corinth Baptist Church with Dr. Dwight Easler officiating. Interment will be in Oakland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Samaritan’s Purse, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607 or Corinth Baptist Church, “Building Fund”, 190 Corinth Road, Gaffney, SC 29340. The family will be at the home of Paula and Randy Mills, 116 Greenbriar Drive, Gaffney. An online guest register is available at www.blakelyfuneralhome.com.
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