Mrs. Victoria Gibson age 83 of Marianna, FL (Holyneck Community) passed away Monday, October 31st in Springhill, TN.
Funeral services were held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 5th at Holyneck M. B. Church located 3395 Cemetery Lane Campbellton, Florida with Reverend Richard Peterson officiating, interment followed in the Church Cemetery with McKinnie Funeral Home of Campbellton, Florida directing.
Victoria Russ-Gibson was born Marianna, FL on October 15, 1939 to the late Johnnie Andrews and Anner Baker. She was the oldest of nine children.
She professed her hopes in Christ at an early age.
She relocated to Nashville, TN (Davidson County) and became a faithful and active member at Mt. Gilead Missionary Baptist Church under the pastorate of the late Reverend F.M. Corder and Reverend Foster G. Young. She was a member of the usher board and was dedicated to the cause of Christ.
She was an outstanding woman of faith and a loving mother and friend. A woman of strength, who knew God, was always on her side.
She never took for granted what the Lord had provided or done in her life. She was always thankful and would often say, “Thank you for all you do”. After her retirement from SkyChef/American Airlines she relocated back to Marianna, FL where she began and became a faithful member under the pastorate of Reverend Richard Peterson. You definitely could count on Sister Victoria in service to say “Preach Pastor”.
She is preceded in death by her parents, step father: Obie Baker, siblings: Pearlether Baker, Obie Baker, Jr., Lucy Neal Guthrie, Tommy Baker and Waddie Baker, and daughter-in-law: Olivia Taylor.
Those left to cherish her memory are her four children, Charles Taylor of Woodbridge, VA, Willie Bostic of Nashville, TN), Theresa Fowler-Cowan (Len) of Nashville, TN, and Anner Gibson-Lynch (Leroy) of Huntsville, AL; two sisters: Emma Lee Richardson and Addie Spencer (Robert); one brother: Robert Allen Baker; grandchildren: Kelen, Keith, Michael, Destiney, and Aston; devoted granddaughters: Aubrey, Lexius, Jai’Lah; five great-grandchildren, one grand dog “NOKI” and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins, devoted cousins: Beatrice Thomas and Alice Barnes and a devoted adopted son: Marvin Helms.