Shirley Hicks Gibbs, 83, of Hendersonville went home to be with the Lord Friday, February 22, 2019 at Pardee Hospital after a brief illness. A native and lifelong resident of Henderson County, Shirley was a daughter of the late Phillip “P.D.” and Ida Hicks. She was also preceded in death by her husband, John Gibbs; and two sisters, Gladys Hicks Griffin and Margaret Hicks Case.
Shirley worked as a bookkeeper for several local businesses. She was a long-time member of First Baptist Church of East Flat Rock. She loved her church activities and had a passion for reading. Shirley was a wonderful mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was a friend to all.
Survivors include her children, Denise Walden and her husband Ben, Dan Gibbs, Dawn Hoxit and her husband Bobby, and Derek Gibbs, all of Hendersonville; six grandchildren, Matthew, Kyle, Allison, and Garrett Walden, Alex and Spencer Mintz; three great-grandchildren, Olivia, Heidi, Alanni; and a number of nieces and nephews.
A funeral will be at 4:00 pm Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at First Baptist Church of East Flat Rock. Rev. Jeff Needlands will officiate. The family will receive friends from 3 to 4 pm at the church prior to the service.
Forest Lawn Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Date: Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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