Geneva Rogers Gibbs, age 95, a resident of Mt. Sterling, KY passed away peacefully at her home on August 30, 2021, with family members present.
Neva was born on October 30, 1925, in Jeffersonville, KY to Charles and Isora Wills Rogers. She was the wife of the late Vernon Gibbs, who lovingly called her his valentine during their 76 years of marriage.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Thomas Franklin and Carl Rogers; one sister, Mattie Lou Bartley; and one great grandson, Jonathan Terry.
She is survived by her two daughters: Connie (Jim) McCarty and Brenda (Lonnie) Moore, both of Mt. Sterling. She was Nene to 5 grandchildren: Jim (Tammy) McCarty, Jimmy (Shelly) Moore, Joni (Phillip) Branham, all of Mt. Sterling, Tammy (Tony) McKinney, Bruce (Tracie) McCarty of Morehead.
She is also survived by one brother: Bill Rogers (widower of Frankie); 3 sisters: Beulah Manley (widow of David “Cornbread”), Jean Dale (widow of Bobby), and Lela (Bill) Johnson; one sister-in-law: Phyllis (Don) Read; 11 great grandchildren; and 6 great-great grandchildren, as well as numerous beloved nieces and nephews.
In addition to being a devoted homemaker, Neva was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, who enjoyed giving individualized gifts to family and friends. Everyday life was special as she thoughtfully showered others with attention and love. Visitors to her home always received a “Nene gift” when leaving. She also enjoyed growing a summer garden, working in her beautiful flowers, cooking and making candy, crocheting, and working puzzles. Spending time with her family was her favorite pastime whether fishing, camping, playing croquet, badminton and horseshoes, or eating out.
Neva was a member of Spring Street Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School for 60 years and was an integral part of the activities of the church.
Neva and Vernon lived in several countries and enjoyed traveling at home and abroad. They were the ideal couple. They always exhibited the values of a loving Christian home and served as mentors to family, friends, and acquaintances. Everyone felt accepted, loved, and encouraged in the Gibbs home.
The family is rejoicing knowing that the “ideal couple” is with the Lord—once again united.
Private family graveside services will be Saturday, September 4, 2021, at 10 a.m. at Machpelah Cemetery with Pastor Larry Robinson officiating.
Pallbearers: Jim McCarty, Jr., Jimmy Moore, Bruce McCarty, Brett McKinney, Bryce McKinney, Jacob Terry, Trey McCarty, Tony McKinney, Phillip Branham.
Visitation will be Friday, September 3, 2021, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Spring Street Baptist Church, 442 Spring Street, Mt. Sterling, KY 40353. The family has requested attendees please wear masks.
Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals in Morehead is caring for arrangements.
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