GASTONIA - Shirley Gib-son Ivester, 78, died peacefully on April 30, 2014, at Belaire Heathcare Center.
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A native of Gaston County, she was the daughter of the late, Carl Melton and Mattie Blake Gibson. She retired from AMP, Inc.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia and other times at her daughter's home.
A private family committal will be held at Olney Presby-terian Church Cemetery.
Survivors include her daughter and son in law, Debi and Ben Pervine of Gastonia; brother and sister-in-law, Jack and Kathleen Gibson of Cher-ryville; sister, Pat Cloninger of Gastonia; numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her grandson, Jimmy Wright; brothers, Max and Leon Gib-son; sisters, Betty Barnes and Barbara Merrill; and nephews, Jeremy Lynch and Martin Merrill.
Condolences may be sent online by visiting www.mcleanfuneral.com.
McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia is serving the Ivester family.
McLean Funeral Directors
700 South New Hope Road
Gastonia, NC 28054
Published in Gaston Gazette on May 2, 2014