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11/21/11 - NNHS Newsletter - Linwood Gibson

Linwood Thomas Gibson, Sr.
(d. 19 Nov 2011)

Newport News High School High School Class of 1955

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   We have another sad edition of the NNHS Newsletter this Monday morning.
    Linwood Gibson, Class of 1955, passed away at his home in Newport News on Saturday, November 19, 2011, at the age 77.

From the Daily Press - 11/21/11:

               Linwood T. Gibson, Sr.



NEWPORT NEWS - Linwood Thomas Gibson Sr., 77, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011.

Mr. Gibson had been a resident of the Peninsula for 66 years, and was a 1955 graduate of Newport News High School. Linwood was a charter member of New Hope Pentecostal Holiness Church. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, and a member of the Drum and Bugle Corps. He was a printer for Southern Color Print, for 18 years, and retired as a printer with Civil Service at Ft. Eustis.

Survivors include his wife, Rita S. Gibson; three children, Ginger Buskee and her husband, Pat, Linwood "Tommy" Gibson Jr., and Joyce Allen and her husband, Mark, all of Newport News; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.


Linwood Gibson



Visitation will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. tonight, Nov. 21, 2011, at W. J. Smith & Son Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22, at New Hope Pentecostal Holiness Church with the Rev. Larry Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Peninsula Memorial Park.

The family would like to express their sincere thanks to the 3rd floor nurses at Mary Immaculate Hospital, and to Bon Secours Home Health Care and Hospice.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to New Hope Pentecostal Holiness Church, Building Fund, 80 Groome Road, Newport News, VA 23601.

Please leave condolences at

Arrangements by W. J. Smith & Son Funeral Home. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press from November 21 to November 22, 2011.
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November 21, 2011
  •When we lose someone we love, it seems that time stands still.
•What moves through us is a silence, a quiet sadness, a longing for one more day, one more word, one more touch, we may not understand why you left this earth so soon, or why you left before we were ready to say good-bye, but little by little, we begin to remember not just that you died, but that you lived. And that your life gave us memories too beautiful to forget.
•Please accept my heartfelt sympathy on the passing of your loved one. my thoughts and prayers will be with all of you, love you all Darlene

~ Darlene Smith, Jackson, Michigan

November 21, 2011

I will be missing you in the Garage, Linwood.

Hope to see you where you are.

Jim P

~ Jim Post, Newport News, Virginia

November 21, 2011
Keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

~ Michael & Donna Thorson, Newport News, Virginia

November 21, 2011
Rita & family,
He would try to charge me for the air for my bicycle tires. He was like a father to me. He always knew when I needed prayer. He also helped me with my walk with the Lord. He had many nicknames for me. We will someday see him again. He will be missed. Like he would say, "See you by & by". Love & Prayers,

~ Robert O. Eversole III, Newport News, Virginia

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  Our deepest sympathies are extended to the Gibson family and their friends at this difficult time.

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  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

Amazing Grace

Words by John Newton, 1779
(24 July 1725 – 21 Dec 1807)

 Amazing grace! (how sweet the sound)
That sav'd a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found,
Was blind, but now I see.

'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
And grace my fears reliev'd;
How precious did that grace appear,
The hour I first believ'd!

Thro' many dangers, toils and snares,
I have already come;
'Tis grace has brought me safe thus far,
And grace will lead me home.

The Lord has promis'd good to me,
His word my hope secures;
He will my shield and portion be,
As long as life endures.

Yes, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
And mortal life shall cease;
I shall possess, within the veil,
A life of joy and peace.

The earth shall soon dissolve like snow,
The sun forbear to shine;
But God, who call'd me here below,
Will be forever mine.

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