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Lonnie Eli Gibbs Jr.

1943 - 2010 Obituary Condolences
Lonnie Eli Gibbs Jr. Obituary
Lonnie Eli Gibbs, Jr. passed away on March 18, 2010 surrounded by his loved ones. He was born November 19,1943 in Tempo, Texas to Maggie and Lonnie Eli Gibbs Sr. He was the eldest of 2 siblings: Theresa Gibbs and Clyde Gibbs. He is survived by his wife, Maryluz; son, Todd Gibbs; daughter, Cecilia Gibbs-Le and son-in-law, Uan N. Le; grandchildren, Connor Eli, Miranda, and Madeleine L; nephew, Garland Gibbs; and niece, Jamie Adams. He was preceded in passing by his father, Lonnie Eli Gibbs, Sr. He lived in San Pedro for much of his life. He attended and graduated with the Class of '61 from San Pedro High where he excelled in track and field. For years he worked at National Metal and later as a longshoreman, but his passion was being a substance abuse counselor at Driver's Benefits in Torrance. He spent a lot of his own time at The Beacon House helping those in need. He loved all sports and was a huge Oakland Raiders Fan. Lonnie was for forced into retirement due to experiencing kidney failure in addition to lung disease and other ailments. He will be missed. He was a loving husband, father, and son. The viewing will be held at McKenzie Mortuary, 3843 East Anaheim Street, Long Beach, CA on Friday, March 26, 2010 from 4 pm to 8pm. The service will be held Saturday, March 27, 2010 at 10 am. Repass will be held immediately following the service at 1745 255th, Lomita, CA 90717.

McKenzie Mortuary (562) 961-9301
Published in Daily Breeze on Mar. 24, 2010
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