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“Joe, thinking of you and family during this difficult time. Bettye ”
1 of 21 | Posted by: Bettye Gauthreaux - overton, TX

“Our family has so many wonderful memories from living next door to Travis and Juanita. No one could ever have better neighbors, they treated our...Read More »
2 of 21 | Posted by: Jim and Darlene Gorham - Waco, TX

“What a wonderful legacy for her family! She will be missed, but will remain with her loved ones in so many ways. Our condolences for your loss. ...Read More »
3 of 21 | Posted by: Binnie & David Hoffman - Evant, TX

“Joe&David,Having lost my Mother at 99 I know you feel blessed to have her for so many wonderful years.Her and your Dad were a blessing to me at New...Read More »
4 of 21 | Posted by: Harvey Thompson - Houston, TX

“Remembering you, Joe and David, in my prayers. ”
5 of 21 | Posted by: Susan Martin Largo - Dallas, TX

“What an honor it has been to know Travis and Juanita over these many years. They have both been so important in our lives and at Highland. We are...Read More »
6 of 21 | Posted by: Rosemary Stovall - Waco, TX

“Joe and David I know I am supose to say I am sorry about your mom but she was a good christian woman and with Jesus now and so happy so how can you...Read More »
7 of 21 | Posted by: Rita Randles Whisenhunt - TX

“I grew up next door to the Gibsons on Austin Avenue. Everyday my brother and I played in their yard and rode our bikes on their driveway. They...Read More »
8 of 21 | Posted by: Jenny Gorham James - TX

“So Sorry for your loss! But knowing she is in heaven surrounded by angels, should give you comfort! God bless you now and always! Laura ”
9 of 21 | Posted by: Laura Wolf - Plumas Lake, CA

“To David and Joe...How fortunate you both were to have had your sweet Mom for so many years! May all the wonderful memories you have sustain you and...Read More »
10 of 21 | Posted by: Phyllis Bigbie - New London,, TX

“Joe and David, my deepest sympathies to you and your families. May God comfort and strengthen you as we all bid farewell to another angel who has...Read More »
11 of 21 | Posted by: Linda Ramsey - New London, TX

“A beautiful lady who leaves a legacy of a loving family. She will be missed, but remembered fondly. ”
12 of 21 | Posted by: John and. Nancy Osgood - Austin, TX

“We will always remember the many blessings Mrs. Gibson was to us as she shared her life and service to the Lord. Mrs. Gibson was with us during our...Read More »
13 of 21 | Posted by: George and Molene Lee - Haslet, TX

“Dear Joe and David: While viewing the Henderson Daily,I learned of your mother's passing. We send our thoughts and prayers to you. Joe, keep in...Read More »
14 of 21 | Posted by: Malcolm Henderson - Frisco, TX

“So many memories...Boys, you were blessed with Christ like parents.May our Lord comfort You.... ”
15 of 21 | Posted by: Pat & James Gibson - Bangs, TX

“My Deepest Condolences Goes Out To The Family in The Lost of Juanita Gibson. May The Lord Bring Peace & Comfort in These Times of Lost of a Love...Read More »
16 of 21 | Posted by: Rev.Thomas Virgil Orsak - Waco, TX

“I have fond memories of your dear parents, David. Especially during the time I was at Howard Payne and would go out to the campgrounds for retreats,...Read More »
17 of 21 | Posted by: Jan Timmons Vinzant - Waco, TX

“Through Jodie and Christy's stories of Grannie Gibbs I admired and wished to meet the lively wonerful person they spoke of so often. My prayers and...Read More »
18 of 21 | Posted by: Barbara Wilson - Troup, TX

“Joe,Our deepest sympathy goes out to you and all of your family. God Bless! ”
19 of 21 | Posted by: Beaver Cole - Kilgore, TX

“I ADMIRED YOU FOR BEING SUCH A FAITHFUL,GODLY SERVANT AND PLANTING SO MANY RICH SEEDS THROUHOUT YOUR LIFE! IN CHRIST, VERONICA ”
20 of 21 | Posted by: VERONICA ROBERT - dallas, TX

“Such a wonderful lady that set the perfect example. I remember her from growing up. She raised two wonderful sons. I have very fond memories of her...Read More »
21 of 21 | Posted by: Martha Lindstrom - Tyler, TX


Juanita Gibson September 2, 1913 - February 14, 2012 Juanita "Mrs. J.Travis" Gibson of Waco completed her lifetime of ministry on Tuesday, February 14, 2012, at the age of 98. Celebration of Life Service will be 10:30 a.m., Thursday, February 16, at Highland Baptist Church with the Rev. Barry Camp, Rev. Mark Wible, and Gary Rhodes officiating. Juanita was born September 2, 1913, in Lockney, Texas, to Grady and Elizabeth Rigdon, moved to Amarillo in grade school and graduated from Amarillo High. Attending Buchanan Street Baptist Church and serving as church secretary, she met a Junior Department Sunday School teacher named Travis Gibson. They married in January, 1934, attended Howard Payne College and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary together, preparing for their ministries. She was the ultimate helpmate/preacher's wife in the ministries in Goodnight, Ft. Worth, New London and Brownwood – and then later as Administrator of the Heart of Texas Baptist Encampment at Lake Brownwood. Upon retirement they moved to Waco and continued serving at Highland Baptist Church for more than 20 years. Her life was fulfilled as servant of the Lord, pastor's wife, daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and aunt. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Travis Gibson; her parents; and brothers, Orville and Clyde. Family members treasuring wonderful memories are sons, Joe and David Gibson; grandchildren, Tonikay Osgood and husband, John, and their children, Abby and Ben, of Austin; Joe Gibson III and wife, Christy, of Tyler; Scott Gibson and wife, Marie, of Dallas; Davey Gibson and wife, Jordan, and their son, William, of Richmond, TX; and John Gibson and wife, Amanda, of San Antonio. Nieces are Patti Sundbeck, Sheryl Prater, Virga Lea Oliver and Sandra Jackson. The family invites you to leave a message or memory in our "Memorial Guestbook" at www.WilkirsonHatchBailey.com. Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey

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