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Elder Emeritus Cleophas Gibson

Funeral Service for the late Elder Emeritus Cleophas Gibson aged 83 years of Johnstone Ave., Stapledon Gardens will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday 9th February 2024 at Emmanuel Gospel Chapel, Emmanuel Drive, Malcom Allotment. Officiating will be Pastor Ben Smith assisted by other ministers of the gospel. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier Road.
Cleophas Gibson (Annce Photo)

Elder Emeritus Cleophas Gibson

Aged 83 years

Funeral Service for the late Elder Emeritus Cleophas Gibson aged 83 years of Johnstone Ave., Stapledon Gardens will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday 9th February 2024 at Emmanuel Gospel Chapel, Emmanuel Drive, Malcom Allotment. Officiating will be Pastor Ben Smith assisted by other ministers of the gospel. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier Road.

Cleophas was preceded in death by his parents Garnet and Maggie Gibson, his sisters Ludella Sands and Castella Bowleg, his brother Livingston Gibson and his daughter Natasha Gibson.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years: Vanria Gibson nee Curry; Daughters: Niccola Miller and Vanessa Smith; Son: Pete Hutchinson; Grandchildren: Caden and Cai Smith; Sons-in-law: Roger Miller and Cecil Smith; Brother: Charles Gibson; Sister: Thelma Pinder; Sisters-in-law: Essiemae Curry- McIntosh, Ilene, Janice, Joycelyn and Arimentha Curry, Sharon Gibson, and Judy Santiago; Brothers-in-law: Rufus and Michael Curry, Sherman Stevens and Livingston Lloyd; Nieces: Cheryl Pinder, Patrice Hall (William) of Raleigh, North Carolina, Toni McPhee (DeCarlo), Dr. Charlisa Gibson of New York, Karen Bynes (Donald) of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Dionne, Shemeka and Felicia Curry, Sherdine Fortune (Alexander), Dr. Shervette Stevens of Toronto, Canada, Nadia Cooper (Wayne), Nadeen Eugene (Leon), Clarinda Higgs (Brandon), Toneissa Cox-Newton (Omar), Enrica McIntosh, and Patrel Lloyd, Christine Wong, Patrice & Carol, Bernadette, Marva, Darnell and Altemise Curry; Nephews: Ron Pinder, Dwayne Gibson (Kim), Dion Gibson (Aynda), Marcian Bowleg, Brent Lloyd (Katie), Toriano Lloyd (Siobhan), Sherrad Stevens, Christopher, Andrew, Glen, Junior, & Bee Curry; Grand nieces and nephews: Rhonda Pinder, Kaurin, Kendal, Daylen, Samuel, Salene & Saleste Gibson, Raquel & Ethan Hall, Dylan McPhee, Amiyah Bowleg, Wynton & Livingstone Jones, Dale & Donald Bynes, Claire & Kevin Sands, Devon Lloyd, Keitra Sanders (Isaiah), Keith Jr, Keiron, Katherine Anna, Angelique, Judah, Joshua, Nathan, & Jonathon Lloyd, Christopher Jr., Christin & Christoff Curry, Alexander Jr. & Asia Fortune, Velmanique Collie, Taree Forbes, Cairee Thompson, Leon Jr., Leonardo, & Liam Eugene, Wayne Cooper Jr., Brevon, Alyssa, Micah & Brenique Higgs; Cousins: Eugenia Lowe, Dorcas Shuttleworth of Farmers Hill, Exuma, Stephanie Crawley, His Excellency Cornelius Alvin Smith, Sheila Mackey, Estine Rolle, Farmers Hill, Exuma, Mildred Turner, Estella Simmons, Rodney Gibson of Seymours, Long Island, Raymond, Rueben, Rudolph, Emmanuel and Delores Gibson, Rosella Moxey, Ruth Hepburn, Joanna Higgs, and Ronniemae Rolle, Sheena & Zelma Smith of Seymours, Long Island, Helen Pratt, Shawn Gibson, Paurline Cooper, Paula Steele, Gaynor Simms, Kathleen Higgs, Elizabeth Rolle, Minerva Pratt, Alexander Gibson, Eulamae Mortimer, Ella Collie, Nigel, Kirk, & Fredrick Smith, Patsy Peterson, Enamae Rolle, Clarice & Flavin Curry, Alvin & Reggie Smith, Annamae Brice, Shalamae Stubbs, Helen Thompson, Patrice Dames, Charlie, Benjamin, Charlie, Elijah Jr., Whitney, Alfred,  & Kenneth Brice, Sharon Hinds, Micheal Brice, Gwendolyn Brice, Lydia Saunders, Renae, Williamae, Rosemae, Irene, Edward & Sammy Williams; Special Friends: Pastor Tyrone Thompson, Nick & Tia Lindsey,  Gia Burnside, Reverend Willis & Andrea Saunders, Granville McMinnis, Patrick & Jeanie Gomez, Rodney Lightbourne, Coral Knowles, Paula Sweeting, and Pastor Benjamin & Lynne Smith; Other relatives and friends but not limited: Prime Minister The Hon. Philip “Brave” Davis, Honourable OA Tommy and Shawn Turnquest & Family, Reverend Dr. Adam and Margaret Brown & Family, Doyle and Linda Johnson & Family, Hannah Brice & Family, family of the late Marjorie Turnquest, Hartley and Indira Rolle & Family, Franklyn (Slim), Godfrey and Galean Burnside, Pastor Ed Dorsett & Family, Constance Comery & Family, Paulette McKenzie, Pretisha Deveaux & Family, Rochelle & Marcia Thompson, Anya James, Ian Rolle, Janeen Curtis, Karlene & Dave Smith, Wisli & Louisiana Fluerenvil, Annemarie Cooper, Irma Chambers, Dudley & Gayle Pratt, Maria Nixon, Livingstone Smith & Family, Aiden Burrows, Dean Harry Bain, Rev. Valurine Bain-Pinder, Commander Warren Bain, Terry Bain, The Bain Family of Farmer’s Cay, Exuma, Donnamae Rolle, Valencia Knowles, Brad and Carla Styles & Family, Portia Lightbourne, Jalna & Barbara Bullard, Tymeka Griffin-Smith, Pinkey Gardiner, Anthony and Naurel Watkins, Mervyn and Monique Major & Family, Leucretia Rolle, Miranda Fife-Pritchard & Family, Vernita Rolle & Family, Val & Ernest Romer, Stanley and  Prescola Pinder & Family, Pastor Stephen and Judith Knowles & Family, Gladstone Rolle & Family, Elsiemae Smith & Family, Kirk and Marsha Smith & Family, Terry Bain & family, Van and Lavern Evans & Family, Clayton and Nedra Woodside & Family, Ian & Jackie Curry, Marlene Hall,Rona Davis & family, Zelma Nixon & Family, Inez Martin & Family, Kevin Smith & Family, Wesley & Lucille Flowers, Christine Rolle of Farmer’s Hill, Exuma, Millicent “Pumpkin” Wright & Family, Emmitt & Samantha Bullard, Verona Glass & Family, Mark & Mai Bozian of Canada, Dave & Rebecca Muha of Canada, Bob & Gina Ciconte of New Jersey, Mark & Heidi Peterson of Canada, Russ & Suzie Heibert of Canada, Attorney James & Bridgetta Moxey, Family of the late Elder Joshua Sr. & Effie Sands, Family of the late Elder Pembroke Smith, Family of the late Elder Frank Knowles, Deborah Bethel, the staff of Ocean View Realty in Exuma the JBR Building Supplies  staff, the Big Boy Restaurant Staff, the staff of Orry J. Sands Insurance company, the descendants of the late Levi & Arimentha Curry, the descendants of the late Sutherland & Estella Brice, the descendants of the late Jane Curry, the descendants of the late Solomon Miller, descendants of the late Sarah Rolle, descendants of the late Irma Rhodriquez, descendants of the late Oralee Martin, descendants of the late Jessie & Ruth Smith, the entire Seymours, Long Island Community, Old Place & Farmer’s Hill, Exuma communities, Pastors & members of Emmanuel Gospel Chapel, Reverend Dr. Deanza Cunningham & members of Christ Community Church, Pastor Stephen Smith & members of the Ebenezer Union Baptist Church, Farmer’s Hill, Exuma, the entire Assemblies of Brethren the Exuma District Convention, the Stapledon Gardens Community, Mary Walker, the Executive Management & the Administrative Management Committees of the Princess Margaret Hospital and Department of Pathology and Laboratory services, Radiology and Diagnostics departments, and the staff of Ocean Reality and others too numerous to mention; Caregivers: Annemarie Cooper, Michelle Johnson, Angelica King, Aneka Johnson & the staff of Blessed Beginning Midwifery and Nursing Agency Co. Ltd.; Medical Team: Dr. Dominique Bannister, Dr. Ingraham, Dr. Fredrick Smith and Medical Team E, the Nurses & Staff of the Private Medical ward, Princess Margaret Hospital, Dr. Bismal Francis, Dr. Patrick Cargill & the staff of the Cardiovascular Center, Dr. Gertrude Holder, Dr. Clyde Munnings, Dr. Geoffrey Sweeting, Dr. Leonard Stephens, Dr. Robin Roberts, Dr. Sergio Kerr, Dr. Wright, Dr. Ferdinand and Dr. Judith Hall.

May His Soul Rest in Peace!

Friends may pay their last respects at Bethel Brothers Morticians & Crematorium, #44a Nassau Street on Thursday 8th February 2024 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and at the church on Friday 9th February 2024 from 9:00 a.m. until service time.

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