Robert Lee Gibson Sr.

Published 5:00 am Monday, April 26, 2004

A memorial service for Robert Lee Gibson Sr. of Wesson is 1:30p.m., Tuesday, April 27, at Mt. Wade Missionary Baptist Church.Williams Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation is Tuesday from 1-1:30 p.m., at the church.

Mr. Gibson, 57, died April 21, 2004, at his residence in Wesson.He was born in Centerville on Aug. 4, 1946, to Elvada Gibson andConnie Gibson.

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He was a former employee of Mississippi Valley Gas Co. andMississippi Road Construction. He was a veteran of the U.S. MarineCorps Special Forces. He was awarded many honors including thePurple Heart. He also served in the Peace Corps for 18 months. Hewas a 1964 graduate of Alexander High School.

Preceding him in death were his parents; and a brother, Debbie”Debo” Gibson.

Survivors are his wife, Bobbie Corley Gibson of Wesson; hisdaughters and sons-in-law, Stephanie and Jimmy Wilson of Atlanta,Ga., Jada Corley and Jessica Gibson, both of Wesson, Nichole Grahamof Brookhaven and Laticia and Stacey Floyd of Chicago, Ill.; hissons and daughter-in-law, Robert Lee Gibson Jr. and Cassandra ofBaton Rouge, La., and Javis Gibson of New Orleans, La.; his sistersand brother-in-law, Maggie and Isiah Bracey, and Melvlyn Martinez,all of Chicago, Ill., and Yvonna Bates and Brenda Wilson, both ofBrookhaven; his brothers and sister-in-law, Elvada and Ollie Gibsonof Brookhaven, and Mack Gibson of Brookhaven; and twentygrandchildren.