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Mrs. Irene Gibbs

October 16, 1942 ~ June 29, 2020 (age 77)

Obituary

Irene’s Story in Time Irene Gibbs was born in Mississippi on October 16, 1942 to Annie Lee Hayes and Haywood Mills. She married James Gibbs at the tender age of fifteen. They would go on to have six daughters together. Later, she separated from her husband. She and her daughters moved to Tallulah, Louisiana for a new life in 1972. She found work as a cook at the town’s local cafes, Chat N Chew and Dew Drop In. She also worked as a housekeeper/nanny. One of her special interests included performing at local nightclubs, singing with Rufus Wimberly’s band. Some of her favorite hobbies included fishing and billiards. In her later years, she confessed Christ and was baptized in 1973 as a member of New Jerusalem Baptist Church. She was a current member of the Council on Aging, where she remained active until the coronavirus forced them to close. She resided in Tallulah, Louisiana (a town she loved) as a citizen, until her untimely death. “Legacy of Love” Loved Ones Preceded in Death: Parents Haywood Mills Annie Lee Green Siblings Pearlie Mae Geneva Jimmy Johnny B. Robert Aunts Pearlie Mary Catherine Bertha Grandparents Mary Francis Hayes Will Hayes Loved Ones Left to Mourn: Daughters Gladys W. (Texas) (7 c, 31 gc, 18 ggc) Rea S. (Texas) (6 c, 12 gc) Barbara G. (Texas) (5 c, 7 gc, l ggc) Evon G. (Alaska) (l c, 3 gc) Betty G. (Louisiana) (3 c, 5 gc) Dorothy J. (Alaska) (9 c, 37 gc, 4 ggc) Sisters Clara Mae Green (Milwaukee, WI) Bertha Davis (Peoria, IL) Lillie T. Brown (Greenville, MS) Dora Mae Green (Two Rivers, WI) Brothers Kirk Mills (Leland, MS) Roosevelt Wright (Leland, MS) Cousins Dorothy A. Gibbs (Spouse–Bud Gibbs/ Greenville, MS) Additional Loved Ones Left to Mourn A host of cousins, nieces, nephews and close friends 

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Services

Viewing
Friday
July 10, 2020

11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Beckwith Golden Gate Funeral Home
1318 West Green St
Tallulah, LA 71282

Funeral Service
Saturday
July 11, 2020

1:00 PM
Tallulah/Madison Community Center
800 Beech Street
Tallulah, LA 71282

Interment
Saturday
July 11, 2020

New Oakwood Cemetery
Highway 602
Tallulah, LA 71282

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