James Gibbs

In Memorial

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.

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  1. Rev. Perry & Ann Turner

    June and family: May God wrap His loving arms around each of you and give you peace, comfort and strength during this difficult time. We love each of you very much and you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  2. BJ Dotson

    Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family June. James will forever live in our hearts…Jay & BJ Dotson

  3. Jack O. Horton

    James belonged to the C.G. Castellow Sunday School Class at First Christian and he was a good,solid Christian. He leaves behind a seat that can not be filled.

  4. Kathy and Pete gray

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family as you go thru this difficult time in your lives. James was a very special friend he will be missed by us Blessings in the days ahead. Love and prayers.
    Pete and kathy

  5. Erin Anderson

    Mr. James has been in my heart ever since I was a little girl and will always be there. I always looked forward in running in to him around town or at the church. His hugs were always strong and warm. My heart is aching for you, his family. I will miss him dearly right along with you. My thoughts, prayers and love are with you all

  6. Sharon Carter Holmes

    Im sorry for your loss. The entire Gibbs family will be in my thoughts and prayers. I have so many great memories of Mr.James when I was younger living with Jerry and Connie. He was a good man and im sure he will be greatly missed by anyone that knew him. May GOD be with each of you. Sharon(Connie Gibbs sister)

  7. Betty Peele

    I am the Great Granddaughter of the late Harold Williams and Afadell Gibbs Williams. The family would like to extend our condolences to the family.

  8. Carolyn Jones Barnes

    I was sorry to read that James had passed away. I’ll be thinking of all the family in the coming days. Take care.

  9. Phyllis Lane

    So-So sorry family for your loss. He is in a better place and no suffering. Glad I did get to touch base on Thur.You all are in my prayers and thoughts. BLESS YOU

  10. Beth Tadlock

    June,so sorry to hear about James passing. We will be thinking about you and your family thru this difficult time. Sincerely, Milton and Beth

  11. Millie and Don Sweetenham

    God saw James getting tired
    And a cure was not to be,
    So He put His arms around him
    And whispered, “Come with me”.

    With tearful eyes
    We watched him
    And saw him pass away
    Although we loved him dearly,
    We could not make him stay.

    A golden heart stopped beating,
    Hard working hands at rest.
    God broke our hearts
    To prove to us,
    He only takes the best.

    Love thoughts and prayers,
    Millie and Don
    (Mildred White)

  12. Becky Sawyer Smithson

    My heart goes out to you all. I know you will miss him. I’ll be keeping you in my prayers.

  13. Romona "Robin" Hook, Rodney Hook Wentz

    With saddened hearts we offer our condolences to the entire Gibbs family members, especially to June. We have good memories of James from family gatherings during the days of our childhood. May God bless and go with you all during this time of loss.
    With love and prayers,
    Rodney Hook Wentz and Romona “Robin” Hook, the children of the late 1st cousin to James, Christine “Kris” Williams (Hook)

  14. Pete and Joan Mansfield

    Sending you caring condolences June. It was saddening to open the paper to read that James was no longer by your side. I pray for calm in your heart and peace to be in your grief.

  15. Pam & Richard Cobb

    We were out of town for the weekend when we received your sad news. Our hearts are breaking for each one of you. May God hold each of you in the palm of His hand. You will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers.
    Pam & Richard

  16. Melissa Copeland

    Heaven gained a wonderful angel and we will greatly miss seeing his smiling face in church Sunday mornings. Praying for peace and comfort. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you.
    Tommy & Melissa Copeland
    Aiden, Ethan
    Justin Bright

  17. June and Larry Melvin

    June and family, so sorrow for you loss. God called him home because he knew James needed no more suffering. May God help you to get through this loss. James was a great neighbor as well as a old friend. Lifting you all up in prayer.

  18. Jennette Meads

    Gibby, Thinking of you and your family at this time. So sorry for your loss.
    Love, Dennis & Jennette Meads

  19. Phillip & Bonnie Jernigan

    June & family, may our Heavenly Father bless and comfort you during this time of sorrow. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

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