Phyllis Marie Jones Gibson, 74, of Selma, went to be with the Lord on July 5, 2020 at Baptist Hospital in Little Rock.
She was born on September 14, 1945, at Fountain Hill to the late William Hubert and Bertha Mae Roberts Jones.
Mrs. Gibson was the widow of Lee Gibson and a member of Selma Baptist Church. She was a 1963 graduate of Drew Central High School and a graduate of Arkansas A&M (now the University of Arkansas at Monticello) where she received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education. She received a Master of Education Degree from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.
Mrs. Gibson taught math and science at various schools, math being her favorite subject to teach. She taught school at Warren, Wilmar, Dermott, Fountain Hill, Star City, Dumas, Monticello, Grace Christian Academy, the Upward Bound the You Program and ending her teaching career at Cornerstone Christian Academy.
She was more than an educator, she had a kind and giving heart always doing for others, putting others first. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother to the love of her life Autumn Webb. She was dearly loved by all that knew her.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was also preceded in death by her sister, JoAnn Jones Vest.
She is survived by her daughter, Michele Gibson Webb and her son-in-law, David of Selma; a granddaughter, Autumn Webb of Hattiesburg, Mississippi; two brothers-in-law, Glynn Gibson and wife Ruth and Hal Gibson and wife Susan both of Selma; her aunt, JoAnn Roberts of Fountain Hill and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral services following Covid-19 guidelines will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 9 at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home in Monticello. Burial will follow in Mt. Tabor Cemetery, Monticello. A viewing, also following Covid-19 guidelines, will be held Wednesday, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.