Paralee Gibbs was born on May 7, 1919, in Adamsville, to the late Charlie Marvin and Maggie Velmer Hughes Scott.
On Aug. 12, 1939, in Corinth, Miss., she was united in marriage to John Elmer Gibbs, who preceded her in death in January of 1956.
Mrs. Gibbs at one time lived in Augusta, Ga., and later moved to Crump, where she worked as an assembly line employee for Brown Shoe Company of Savannah. She was a member of the River Heights Pentecostal Church in Crump. She was a wonderful and loving mother, who loved her grandchildren and family very much. She also made the best coconut cake ever.
Mrs. Gibbs departed this life on Tuesday, May 14, at Savannah Health Care and Rehab Facility at the age of 94 years and 7 days.
She is survived by a son, Jerry L. Gibbs and his wife, Versie of Crump; grandson, Michael L. Gibbs and his wife, Heather of Adamsville; a step-grandson, James Barks of Corning, Ark. and a step-granddaughter, Amanda Thurman of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; great-grandson, Nathaniel L. Gibbs and great-granddaughter, Rebekah R. Gibbs of Crump; two step-great-grandsons, Charles Barks of Corning, Ark., and Glen Thurman of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; three sisters, Juanita Johnson of Memphis, Mabel Hicks and Willie Jo Hopper, both of Crump.
In addition to her husband and parents, she is preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Ann Gibbs; a sister, Beatrice Smith; and brother, LeRoy Scott.
Services were held on Saturday, May 18, at 1 p.m., at River Heights Pentecostal Church in Crump with Jerry Gibbs, Michael Gibbs, Wallace Frazier officiating. Burial followed in the Crump Cemetery at Crump.