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A CALL TO GLORY - Isabel Elizabeth Gibson
Sunrise: August 11, 1925   Sunset: July 2, 2014

2 Corinthians 5:8 We are confident, yes, well pleased rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord.

The Gibson, Tubman, Cooper, Unoke  Families announce the home going of our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grand mother, sister, aunt, cousin and friend, Isabel Elizabeth Gibson on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 in Kansas City, Kansas  USA.

Isabel Elizabeth Gibson leaves to celebrate her remarkable life her daughters: Minister Laurentine Cooper-Sellu (USA) and Melody Watts-Unoke, son-in-law: Dr. Ewa Unoke, grandchildren: Leon Duncan (Thamar), Aliuwa Unoke, Christian Sellu and Jamike Unoke, great-grandchildren: Angelique Duncan, Zoay Duncan and Nathan Duncan, Her brothers: Everett J Gibson and Robert Gibson,  sister: Elizabeth Gibson, a host of nephews and nieces including Carol E Gibson, Eric Gibson, Celia Gibson, Morgan Gibson, among others, several relatives and friends in Liberia, Europe and the USA.

Teacher Isa, as she was fondly called by her students, many of whom have become prominent citizens of Liberia, including former Interim President of Liberia Dr. Amos Sawyer among others. She was a dedicated and devoted Registrar and Teacher in Our Lady of Fatima High and John Hilary Tubman School in Harper City, Cape Palmas.

Funeral Services:
Viewing and prayer service:
Friday, July 18, 2014, 5-9pm
Porter Funeral Homes:
1835 Minnesota Avenue, Kansas City, KS 66102
Tel: 913-621-6400

Celebration of Life:
Saturday, July 19, 2014
Viewing: 9 – 10 am
Mass: 10 am
St. Monica Catholic Church
1616 The Paseo Blvd
Kansas City, MO 64108
Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery and Mausoleum
12601 Parallel Pkwy, Kansas City, KS 66109

Savior Pastoral Center
12601 Parallel Pkwy, Kansas City, KS 66109

Comfort Suites
3000 N. 103RD Terrace
Kansas City, KS 66109
Tel: 913-299-4466
Group Contract Name: “Gibson Funeral”
SNK: $89. 99
SNQQ: $99. 99   

Contacts: Minister  Laurentine Cooper-Sellu (daughter) 678-200-6561
                   Melody Watts-Unoke (daughter) 913-713-9277
                   Dr. Ewa Unoke (son)   913-563-8586                
                   Everett J Gibson (brother) 678-571-6480