Louise A. "Bootsie" Gibson, 94, of Colonial Heights, passed away on Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, at Colonial Heights Health Care Center, where she had been a resident since 2008.
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Mrs. Gibson was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Cecil M. Gibson Sr.; and daughter, Delores G. Lamantia. She was a native of Petersburg, Va., and was the daughter of the late Kirk Parish Aldridge and Emma Arleen Whitmore. Mrs. Gibson had resided in Miami for 40 years prior to returning home to be near her family.
She is survived by her two sons, Cecil M. Gibson Jr. and Edward W. Gibson, both of Petersburg; son-in-law, Joseph J. Lamantia of Stafford; nine grandchildren, Cindy Sanford, Chip Sanford, Vince Lamantia and wife, Cathy, Connie Hill and husband, Jeff, Carl Gibson, Renee Gibson, Stacey Gibson and Adam Gibson; 20 great-grandchildren, Jessica Hill, Amanda Sanford, Chandler Hill, Mckoy Lamantia, Kyle Lamantia, Joey Sanford, Concetta Hill, Luke Lamantia, Sabrina, Brian, Martina, Morris, Sladen, Piper, Rose, Veronica, Ronald, Randall, Cody and Ashley Gibson; sister-in-law, Viola Gibson; brothers-in-law, Tommy Peedin and Jim Forney; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, at the Petersburg Chapel of J.T. Morriss & Son Funeral Home. A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Southlawn Memorial Park, Prince George. Condolences may be registered at www.jtmorriss.com.
J T Morriss & Son Funeral Home & Crematory Service
103 S Adams St
Petersburg, VA 23803
Published in The Progress-Index on Feb. 19, 2014