Willie Lee Gibbs was born in Folkston, Georgia on May 19,1947 to late Walter Lee Gibbs and Annie Mae Luekydoo. He transitioned into eternal life on Tuesday August 10, 2021 at the age of 74.
At the age 6 years he moved to Palatka, Florida in which he remained until he starting traveling with his Uncle Mo from state to state as a migrant seasonal worker.
Willie decided to make his home in the state of New Jersey. He started his career as a machine operator for 25 years building homes, offices, roadways and much more. He also was a handyman for most of the local churches and homes. He had a saying "you break it, I fix it" in the year of 2011 he began to work at Ocean Health Initiatives in Lakewood, NJ in the maintenance department in which he received an award in 2013 Employee of the year.
Willie was a quite soft-spoken person. He loved to work on his truck in his spare time always working outside in the yard. He loved to fix things and build things like a shed in backyard and much more. He loved playing soft ball & bowling.
Willie joined Victory Tabernacle of Prayer in 2000 where he was baptized. Willie was inspired by God’s grace and mercy in the year of 2015 Willie and was ordained as Deacon in the Church. He also operation sound equipment set up micro phone for the praise and worship team and much more.
He was predeceased by his father Walter Gibbs, mother Annie Mae Gibbs, sister Pinky Thomas, Tina Cobb, brothers Jimmy Gibbs, Walter Gibbs, Otis Gibbs, Robert Gibbs, Arnold PT Gibbs, one son Gerald Gibbs.
He leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife, Elder Barbara Gibbs of Toms River NJ, three sons Willie, Alphonso, and Joey Gibbs of New Jersey, one daughter Marylin Hunter of Palatka FL, one brother Palmer Gibbs of Palatka Florida, one sister Ola Mae Wilbur of FL ,14 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, one special granddaughter Nastassja Neal (his caregiver) brother and sister- in-laws David (Odessa) Byrd, of NJ, Mary Stovall Loman, Julia Byrd of VA, Robert, Wallace Byrd of VA, Larry (Louise) Byrd of VA., a host of nieces and nephews and friends, one special nephew Melvin Jenkins more of a son then a nephew. and his church family.
While we mourn the departure of my beloved husband, father, grand -father, brother uncle and friend. We bow in humble submission to the Father’s will and will cherish our memories of Deacon Willie Lee Gibbs.
Hello, don’t cry rejoice, hello don’t be sad be happy hello, I'm in my new home Good-bye I see you when you get here.
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