Christine Gibson Sexton, devoted mother and grandmother, 73, of North Port, died on Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, at Capital Regional Medical Center in Tallahassee after an extended illness.
She was born on Feb. 9, 1939, at Colson, Ky., the daughter of Charlie Gibson and Polly Sexton Gibson. She lived in Kentucky, and then Chicago, Ill., prior to moving to Greenfield, Ind., in 1971, where she lived until 1984, when she moved to Venice. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of North Point, and also a member of Faith Fellowship Church, in Crawfordville.
She graduated from Indiana University-Purdue University
of Indianapolis (IUPUI) in 1977 with her degree in nursing. She went on to work in Greenfield, Ind., Venice,Port Charlotte, and Tallahassee until she retired in 1997.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012 at 10 a.m. at Hindman Funeral Services Chapel, Hindman, Ky. Burial followed in the Bill Gibson Cemetery, Rockhouse, Ky., under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services. Please sign the guest book at www.hindmanfuneralservices.com.
Survivors include her sons, Randy Sexton of Hazard, Ky., and Andy Sexton, of Sarasota; daughter, Pamela Sexton (Bryan) Alyea of Crawfordville; brothers, Doug (Von) Gibson of Greenfield, Ind., and Joe (Mary) Gibson of Litt Carr, Ky.; sisters, Reba Dennis, Symolene Anderson, and Shirley (Gibson) Walker, all of Canton, Ohio, and Norma Jean Gibson of Greenfield, Ind.: and sister-in-law, Mary Craft Gibson, Red Fox, Ky.; seven grandchildren, Candace Sexton, Trish (Alyea) O'Neill, both of Greenville, Ind.; Tonya Alyea, Mount Olive, Ala.; Brandon Alyea, Leland Alyea and Kelsey Alyea, all of Crawfordville; Allison Joy Sexton of High Point, N.C., and a host of nieces and nephews, family and friends.
She was predeceased by her husbands, Lenville Sexton Jr. of Whitesburg, Ky.; and Ralph Anthony Bucata of North Port; her parents, Charlie Gibson and Polly Sexton Gibson of Colson, Ky.; and brothers, Chester Gibson and Lester Gibson, of Knott County, Ky.
Bevis Funeral Home, Harvey-Young Chapel, Crawfordville, assisted with arrangements.
(850-926-3333 or www.bevisfh.com