Carolyn Neighbors Gibson
1943 - 2020
Carolyn Neighbors Gibson

October 13, 1943 - November 27, 2020

Carolyn Neighbors Gibson, 77, of Wirtz, Virginia, beloved wife of Robert P. "Bobby" Simmons, went Home to be with the Lord on Friday, November 27, 2020.

She was born in Roanoke, Virginia, daughter of the late Roy and Nettie Grishaw Neighbors. Also preceding her in death was an infant child, Greg Gibson, and her first husband, David Curtis "Chappy" Gibson.

Carolyn retired from The Vinton Weaving Mill as Director of Human Resources after 50 years of service. She knew everyone there and considered them family.

Carolyn had a green thumb, and her vegetable and flower gardens were immaculate and beautiful, as well as her lawn. No one else was allowed to mow it. She enjoyed fishing in her pond with Bobby and usually caught the bigger fish. Carolyn enjoyed cooking, especially for others. She attended Hales Ford Baptist Church.

In addition to her husband, Carolyn is survived by her brother, Roy Neighbors (Delours); her loving niece, Pam Neighbors; stepson, Todd Simmons (Glenda); grandson, Cameron Simmons (Tara); and great-grandchildren, Dawson and Kamryn Simmons. She is also survived by numerous friends and family members.

The Graveside Funeral Service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Monday, November 30, 2020, at Mountain View Cemetery. Pastors Melvin Harris and Keith Floyd will officiate. Please be mindful of the current mask and social distancing mandates.

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Published by Roanoke Times on Nov. 29, 2020.
Graveside service
Mountain View Cemetery
Funeral services provided by:
Oakey’s Vinton Chapel - Vinton
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I worked Carolyn at vinton weaving years ago, she always had something nice to say,she was more of a friend to everyone than a HR person my prayers are with you all,she was a super nice Lady! She will be missed. Rhonda
Rhonda Wheeler
November 30, 2020
Sonny , so sorry to hear about your sister. My thoughts are with you. God Bless.
Ron Horn
November 30, 2020
Carolyn, I hate I never took the time to tell you how much your friendship meant to me. You were always there to listen, to offer guidance and tell me it was going to be okay. You are irreplaceable and will certainly be missed.
Michele Wingfield
November 30, 2020
We are so saddened to hear of Carolyn´s passing. Many thoughts and prayers for the family.
Lisa & Bryan Whitley
November 30, 2020
Carolyn was a wonderful friend and former next door neighbor to my mom, Thelma Akers. She was a special person and will be missed by many. Rest in piece and may God give comfort to all of her friends and loved ones.
Golden and Thelma Akers
November 29, 2020
Bobby we are so sorry to hear the loss of Carolyn. Praying for each of you all. With deepest sympathy.
Brenda & Bobby Harrison
November 29, 2020
Caroyln was one of the most caring considerate person ive known in this world. She did such a wonderful job at precious fabrics. May god be with her family for strength. God bless. Cathy briggs
Cathy briggs
November 29, 2020
We want to extend our deepest sympathies to Bobby, and to all members of the family of Carolyn. May she find eternal peace and happiness. May God give patience and strenght to the members of her family to deal with this immense and untimely loss. Our prayers are with her and her family. She will be remembered by her family and friends as a gracious lady who always had a friendly smile, and always willing to help. She has gone from our touch, but never from our hearts and memories. With deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences. Tehniat and Ali Khan Daleville, VA
Tehniat & Ali Khan
November 29, 2020