Mr. James Willard Gibbs, Sr., of Statesville, NC was born in Iredell County on February 7, 1939 and was the son of the late K. B. Gibbs and Pauline Cornelius Gibbs. He departed this life on January 31, 2021 at his home unexpectedly.
He attended the Iredell County Schools and at one time was employed by Gilbert Engineering as a construction worker. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Francis Gibbs and a great grandchild, Marianna Gibbs.
He leaves to cherish the memory of his life, his children, James (Charity) Gibbs, Jr. of Harmony, NC, Kevin Thomas, Wanda (Billy) Dalton, Deborah Gibbs, Donna Gibbs, Pamela (Pat) Moore. of Mooresville, NC, and Michelle Sharpe, all of Statesville; his brother, Jerry (Helen) Gibbs of Statesville, NC; his sisters, Margaret Gibbs Brown of Jamestown, NC, and Kay (Nathaniel) Brown, both of Statesville, NC; his grandchildren, Valneka Gibbs, Anthony (Bam) Gibbs, Mario Gibbs, James Hargrove, Jr., Billy Dalton, Jr., Anessia Steele, Nushya Dalton, Zoe Imes, Brittany Moore, Tiffany Moore, Whitney Moore, Oneal Moore, John Michael Moore, Aaliyah Moore and Jamyla Jones; his great grandchildren, Tyleek Gibbs, Nikhya Brown, Hyden Gibbs, Amya Gibbs, Jaylen Gibbs, Jacob Lazcano, Kenyon Gibbs, Keelan Gibbs, Colton Gibbs, Anderson Uribe, Jamazi Phelps, Kingston Hargrove, Jameah Hargrove, Jaliyah Smith, Kamari Lawrence, Deanthony McKoy, Billy Dalton, III, Iviona Dalton, Kaliyah Dalton, Kanani White, Alivia Gibbs, Ameerah Steele, Namon Robinson, Jr., Royalty Burke and Cubyn Johnson; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Celebration of Celebration of Life Services will be conducted Saturday, February 6, 2021, at 11:00 am at Belmont Cemetery. Pastor Michael Turner will officiate and Brother Barry Robinson will eulogize.
There will be NO PUBLIC VISITATION (WAKE), unfortunately, with the COVID-19 Virus. We, at Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home, along with other funeral homes across the country, have been issued a mandate to limit the number of family and/or friends at funeral services.
You can also view Mr. Gibbs' remains virtually on-line at: www.youtube.com, search James Gibbs's Viewing.
GO TO VIEW ONLINE STREAMING OF THE SERVICE...GO TO FACEBOOK TO Bernardeane Moton or Michael McClelland Page.
AFTER THE SERVICE IS OVER YOU CAN VIEW THE ONLINE VIDEO BY CLICKING ON His PICTURE ON OUR WEBSITE. GO TO The BOOK OF MEMORIES CLICK ON PHOTOS AND VIDEO. YOU WILL SEE A LINK TO FACEBOOK - THAT'S THE ONLINE VIDEO.
Visit the Book of Memories for Mr. Gibbs at www.rutledgeandbigham.com. Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home is serving the Gibbs Family.