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Mr. Bernard Alexander Gibson, Sr. aka Billy Gibson

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the Gibson, Valentine, Blake, Coleman, Goodridge, Hoff, Johns, Jones, Porte, Pritchard, Snetter and White families announce the peaceful passing of our beloved husband, father, uncle, nephew, grandpa and cousin, Bernard Alexander Gibson, Sr. affectionately called Billy Gibson and Uncle Billy. This sad event occurred in Minnesota, USA on Sunday, December 9, 2018, surrounded by his wife, some of his children and grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his parents General John C.A. Gibson, II and Mrs. Sarah Blake Gibson, his son Alvin Clement Gibson, his siblings Mrs. Elizabeth P. Gibson Coleman, Mrs. Esther Ethel Gibson Massaquoi, Counselor Julia Frances Gibson and Ms. H. Magdalene Gibson. His aunts Mrs. Emily Gibson Parsons and Mrs. Frances Panella North Dennis. He leaves to mourn his loss, with fond memories, his beloved wife of 60 years, Mrs. Gaynor Valentine Gibson, his children Mr. Wesley Gibson (Crystal), Mr. Bernard Gibson (Karen), Mrs. Edna Gibson Williams (Freddie), Mr. John C. A. Gibson, IV (Mai), Mrs. Sara Gibson Doe, Mr. Clarence V. Gibson (Althea), Apostle Julia J. Gibson Reeves, Mrs. Gaynor (Mumsy) Gibson Doe (Michael), Mr. John Ernest Gibson (Leah). His siblings: Counselor Sarah Johnette Gibson and Mr. John C.A. Gibson, III. His grandchildren: Charles Gibson, Christopher Gibson, Ashley Gibson, Edna Gibson, Monica Gibson, Kimberly Gibson, Jamaal Williams, Sean Williams, Jennifer Gibson, Germaine Gibson, Clara Doe, Marcel Doe, Clarence Alvin (Al) Gibson, Vincinth Gibson, Jayden Gibson, Michael Bernard Doe, (Mickey), Mickayla-Julianne Doe, Mickel Doe, Ettame Malobe, Dinah Malobe, Johnelle Maima Gibson, Julia Lillian Gibson, Mrs. Henrietta Ofori, Juliana Ofori and a host of other relatives.

Wake Keeping: Friday, January 11, 2019 from 5:00 pm-10:00 pm
United Methodist Church, 511 Groveland Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403

Funeral Service: Saturday, January 12, 2019 from 10:00 am-12:00 pm
United Methodist Church, 511 Groveland Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403

Internment: Washburn-McReavy Glen Haven Funeral Chapel & Memorial Gardens 5125 West Broadway Avenue, Crystal, Minnesota 55429

Repast: Brooklyn Park Community Center immediately following the internment 5600 85th Avenue N, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota 55443

Family and friends in Liberia will be gathering at the Provident Hotel for live streaming of the funeral on Saturday, January 12, 2018 at 4:00 pm; sympathizers are all welcome.
9th Street and Payne Avenue, Sinkor, Monrovia, Liberia

Contacts in USA:

Mrs. Gaynor V. Gibson (wife) 612-991-2316
Mr. Wesley Blake Gibson 336-999-2492
Mr. Bernard Alexander Gibson, Jr. 336-375-9588

Mrs. Edna Gibson Williams 734-623-3307
Mr. John C. A. Gibson, IV 763- 639-3521
Mrs. Sarah Gibson Doe 612-715-2343
Mr. Clarence V. Gibson 651-210-3830
Apostle Julia J. Gibson 651-307-9445
Mrs. Gaynor Gibson Doe 612-998-2607

Mr. John Ernest Gibson 612-735-8044

Liberia:

John C. A. Gibson, III (Chuckie) 011-231-726-978952

Frances Gibson Dennis (Puchie) 011-231-886-588-402/777-388-150

United Kingdom:

Moshe Dennis +44-78594-931-2279
Julian Gibson +44-794-931-2279
Sarah Julia Gibson Hammond +44-207-278-1836

Hotel:

Rise by Elevation (formerly Doubletree by Hilton)

2200 Freeway Blvd, Brooklyn Center, MN 55430 Tel: 763-566-8000
Rate: $84