|Death: ||Aug. 25, 2010|
Black Mountain - Anne Mauldin Gibson, 86, of Black Mountain, died Wednesday, August 25, 2010, at the John F. Keever Solace Center in Asheville. She was born in Walhalla, S.C., the daughter of the late Joseph Tompkins and Janie Elizabeth Chandler Mauldin.
For 63 1/2 years she was married to the Rev. Lewis W. Gibson, until his death in 2005. She was in full time ministry with Lewis for over 40 years in South Carolina, Tennessee, and North Carolina and was a much beloved minister's wife. They met when he saw and heard her playing the piano at her home church and thereafter she served as pianist and/or organist in every church they served. She was known for her remembrance of and ministry to others, especially at birthdays, and in times of grief. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Black Mountain, since moving there in 1997. She attended classes at Carson-Newman College in Jefferson City, Tenn. While living in Greenwood, S.C., she worked in the ladies department of Efird's Department Store, and as administrator for the Parke-Davis Credit Union. In Greenville, S.C., she worked in the offices of both Wade Hampton and Eastside High Schools, and in Highland, N.C., she served as church secretary. Her family and friends remember her for her warm hospitality and wonderful Southern cooking. She often baked cakes for her granddaughter's business, The Dripolator Coffeehouse, which were affectionately called Grandmother's Coffeecake, and Grandmother's Pound Cake.
Survivors are two daughters, Barbara Gibson and Rita Gibson Vermillion, both of Black Mountain; one sister, Ella Mauldin Reeves of West Union, S.C.; three grandchildren, Jay Myers (Andrea Freeman) of Asheville, Amy Vermillion Carroll (Dan) of Black Mountain, and Joy Vermillion Heinsohn (Ben) of Winston Salem; four greatgrandsons, Rohan and Max Myers, Wyatt Carroll and Lincoln Heinsohn.
Besides her parents and husband, she was predeceased by two brothers, W. Irby Mauldin and A. Maurice (Mutt) Mauldin.
The funeral service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, August 28, at the First Baptist Church of Black Mountain on Montreat Road. A private burial will be at the Western Carolina Veterans Cemetery later. Pallbearers are Jay Myers, Dan Carroll, Ben Heinsohn, Dean Holbert, Jeremy Mahon and Nate Tiefenbach.
In lieu of flowers, memorial may be considered for the Care Partners Hospice, P.O. Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813. or for The Mailbox Club, 404 Eager Rd., Valdosta, Ga.
Because of His great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ. Eph. 2:4, 5
Arrangements are in the care of Harwood Home for Funerals, 828669-2977.
Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery
North Carolina, USA
Created by: Gary Dillingham
Record added: Aug 27, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 57758937
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