James Colen Gibbs, Sr., 74, of 904 Parsonage Street, Elizabeth City, NC died Friday, September 6, 2013 at his residence. A native of Hyde County, he was the son of the late James Mettrell Gibbs and Emma Gray Gibbs and the husband of June Jennings Gibbs of the residence. He was a retired mechanic with the City of Elizabeth City, a member of First Christian Church, Eureka Lodge 317 AF & AM, and New Bern Scottish Rites Consistory # 3.
Besides his wife he is survived by two daughters, Peggy Manning and husband Ricky of Sanford, NC and Teresa Moore and husband Jeff of Elizabeth City, NC; a son, Jamie Gibbs and wife Ellen of Elizabeth City, NC; three sisters, Ersel Ross of Great Bridge, VA, Jean Price and Sherry Williams both of Elizabeth City, NC; two brothers, Milton “Gibby” Gibbs of Elizabeth City, NC and Jerry Gibbs of Shiloh, NC; five grandchildren, Kacey Perry and fiancé Brian Weatherly, Kolby Manning, Kolton Stevens and fiancé Colleen Antley, Cole Gibbs, and Caleb Gibbs; and one great granddaughter, Allie Grace “Pretty Girl” Stevens.
A memorial service will be Monday, September 9, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at First Christian Church with the Rev. Perry Turner officiating. The family will receive friends at the residence. Memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society Relay for Life, 930-B Wellness Dr. Greenville, NC 27834. Twiford Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is serving the Gibbs family. You may express condolences to the family by visiting www.twifordfh.com.Print Obituary & Condolences