Eunice Lorene Gibson, 96 of Pattonville

gibsonMrs. Eunice Lorene Gibson, 96 of Pattonville died at Paris Regional Medical Center on Wednesday, Mary 12, 2014  at Paris Regional Medical Center.  She had been a resident of Heritage Health and Rehab for 2 years.  She was a resident of Pattonville for many years.

Funeral Services are set for 11:00 am on Saturday, march 15, 2014 at Pattonville Church of Christ with Bro. David Ballard officiating.  Burial will follow in Highland Cemetery under direction of Wood Funeral Homes, Deport.  Grandsons will be serving as pallbearers.  Visitation will be Friday night beginning at 6 at the Funeral Home.

She was born on February 9, 1918 in Melissa, Texas to Robert C and Lucy Herron Vickers.  Her mother died when she was five years old.  When her father re-married, she and sister Kathleen gained two sisters and later along came baby brother.

On October 5, 1935, she married Gordon Ray Gibson.  He preceded her in death in 1987.  She was also preceded in death by her parents; stepmother, Robbie Vickers; son Robert Ray Gibson; grandson, Kevin Gibson; sisters, Kathleen Gibson, Vera Anderson, and Margaret Lamphert, and Robert C. Vickers (R.C.); nephew, Dalton Gibson.

Left to cherish her memories:  daughter, Daphnia Downs and husband, Sam of Chicota; son Tommy Gibson and wife, Sue of Pattonville; sister-in-law, Eloise Vickers of Mesquite; nieces, Kay Gibson and husband Bill, Barbara Reynolds and husband, J.L; nephews, Larry Gibson and wife, Brenda, Mark Vickers, Ronnie Barnett; and a host of friends and extended family.

She was lovingly known as Grandma to her grandchildren who thought she could make everything better:  Downy Downs, Tracy, Carrie, Duane,Pam, Scotty, Donna; great-grandchildren, Dara & Dace, Rantz, Kayla Beth & Tanner, Dillon and Loryn, Beau and Jack Brazeal, and Kristin and Nick,  Jessica, Christopher, Whitney, Emily, Ashley, Kayla, Taylor;  great-great-grandchildren:  Kagen and Karter, Jaycee, Dakotah; she was aunt Lorene to Several Nieces and Nephews.

She was always the caregiver,working as an LVN for many years at the St Joseph and McCuistion Hospitals and both Deport and Bogata Nursing Homes.

The family would like to thank the staff of Heritage Health for the kind, loving care and the concern they have given to our mother during the past two years.

Donations may be made to a charity of your choice.


  1. Karen Kern says:

    I will truly miss my friends sweet smile and our times together. I am so thankful for the friendship that we shared. It was evident how much she loved her children. Daphnia you were so devoted in seeing her needs were being met daily.May you all find comfort in knowing she is now at peace.

  2. Brenda Gibson Dalton says:

    I loved you and hold special memories in my heart of my time with you and Grandpa when I was a child… making snow ice cream, feeding the chickens, playing in the snow. I now make memories with my three granddaughters, and a new one on the way. May you rest in peace and rejoice in heaven. Love Brenda Gibson Dalton

  3. Roger Jones & Karen Rubin says:

    We were very sorry to hear about Lorene’s death. She was our grandmother’s niece, and we visited with her many times over the years. She accompanied us in 1971 on our vacation to California to see relatives, and she was great company. Our parents were always very happy to visit Lorene, Kathleen and their families, and we have good memories of these visit. Lorene was a very sweet lady. We will miss her very much. Our condolences and prayers go to her family.

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