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Jessie Gibson

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Jessie Gibson, 93, passed away on Jan. 2, 2013, at her longtime residence in Maricopa, Calif. Jessie was born in Oklahoma and moved with her family to California and settled in Maricopa in 1950. Jessie enjoyed her family. She loved to quilt and fish. She made annual road trips to Oklahoma until her health no longer allowed. She enjoyed gospel music and knowing that her family was close. She was considered “mom” and “grandma” by many. She will be greatly missed by all. She was the root to her family and cherished them as they cherished her. “Our family chain is broken, and nothing seems the same, but as God calls us one by one, the chain will link again.” She is preceded in death by her parents, Ben and Janie Johnson; husband Tony Gibson; children Earldean, Norma Jean, Luther Ben “LB” and Marlin Gibson; daughter-in-law Martha Gibson; son-in-law Johnny Powell; and grandchild, Curtis Gibson.

Jessie was survived by her children, Doyle Gibson of Maricopa, Jearline Powell of Oklahoma, Harlin Gibson with wife Terrie of Morro Bay, Marvin Gibson with wife Bonnie of Maricopa; grandchildren, Tony Gibson, Chris Gibson, Keith Gibson, Ricky Powell, Brenda Taylor, Terri Prestridge, Tanya Ellison, Christy Gibson, Daniel Gibson, Anthony Gibson and Heidi Robbins; 32 great-grandchildren; and 20 great-great-grandchildren