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Lesa Louise Roper Gibson
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Birth: May 20, 1921
Macon County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Aug. 17, 2011
Macon County
North Carolina, USA

Wife of Harley Gibson, they were wed Feb 9, 1946 in Macon County, NC.

Lesa Roper Gibson, 90, of Franklin, passed away at home surrounded by her family and friends on Wednesday, August 17, 2011.

Born in Macon County, she was the daughter of the late Raleigh Roper and Catherine Dills Roper. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harley Gibson, three brothers and seven sisters. Lesa loved gardening, canning and quilting. Her family always came first. She was of the Baptist faith.

She is survived by six children, Doris Dow and husband Joe of Palmetto, FL, Harley Judson Gibson, Wade Virgil Gibson, Dale Gibson Sisti and husband Joe of Franklin, Gale Gibson Thomas and Wayne Stamey of Franklin and Glenda Gibson Hughes and husband Chris of Clayton; thirteen grandchildren; twenty-five great-grandchildren; twelve great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 20 in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home, with Rev. Steve Reeves, Rev. Ernie Jamison, Rev. Gary McCoy and Rev. David Lee Williams officiating. Burial was in Iotla Baptist Church Cemetery. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, August 19, at Macon Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Marvin Grant, Richard Watkins, Isaac Gibson, Rodney Breton, Mike Overholt and Jerry Ferguson.

Family links: 
  Raleigh Judson Roper (1889 - 1960)
  Catherine Jane Dills Roper (1890 - 1957)
  Harley Gibson (1920 - 1999)
  Wade Virgil Gibson (1949 - 2012)*
  Grady Dills (1907 - 1937)**
  Dorothea Rozel Roper Morgan (1912 - 1979)*
  Thelma Roper Mason (1914 - 2006)*
  Velma Roper Grant (1914 - 2006)*
  Howard Judson Roper (1916 - 1992)*
  Lottie Caroline Roper Swafford (1919 - 2008)*
  Lesa Louise Roper Gibson (1921 - 2011)
  Delilah Laura Bell Roper Jones (1924 - 1985)*
  Calvin Richardson Roper (1926 - 2004)*
  Elda Jane Roper Marshall (1929 - 1990)*
  Roemetta Roper Huggins (1932 - 2005)*
*Calculated relationship
Iotla Baptist Cemetery
Macon County
North Carolina, USA
Created by: Mountain Links
Record added: Feb 27, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 105927567
Lesa Louise <i>Roper</i> Gibson
Added by: Chris Schultheis
Lesa Louise <i>Roper</i> Gibson
Added by: Mountain Links
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Eternal blessings.
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