Services will be held Feb. 9 for Edna B. Gibson.
Gibson died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013. She was 79.
She was born on Dec. 5, 1933 to the late Clara and Thonald Brown in Philadelphia.
She attended school in Philadelphia and graduated from Bok Vocational High School. She attended Community College of Philadelphia where she graduated with a degree in early childhood care.
She would later meet and marry Noalon Johnson. From this union, she had a son, the late Michael Johnson. Eventually they separated and she later met and married, Coy Gibson. The couple had six children.
Later in life, she started attending New Hope Temple Baptist Church and began taking classes in evangelism. She graduated and began teaching at the church.
“She was always ready to give you the right advice. Edna always knew what to say and when to say it — like it or not. She loved her family, always being there for them no matter what the situation,” her family said.
Gibson’s family said she was known for the way she liked to dress.
“She had a unique way of coordinating her outfit, always looking her best,” her family said.
In addition to her parents and son, Gibson was preceded in death by her grandchild, Ikeam.
In addition to her husband, Gibson is survived by her sister, Clara Qualles; brother-in-law, Wallie; children, Kim, Carol, Coy, Preston, Gail and Sabrina; daughter-in-law, Karen Gibson; nieces, Val, Shamine and Joann; nephew, John; grandchildren, Rasheeda, Shaniqua, Micheal, Sabrina, China, CoCo, Marniqua, Harry, Sabree, Christopher, Ciya, Daniel, Tia Preston and Niaim Coy; daughter-in-law, Karen and other relatives and friends.
Services will be held at New Hope Temple Baptist Church, 711 South 12th St. Viewing will be held at 9 a.m. Services will follow at 10 a.m.
Slater Funeral Home handled the arrangements.