Brenda “granny” Carlene Colson Gibbs, 77, of Roanoke Rapids, passed away Monday, January 27, 2020 at her granddaughter’s home in Beaufort surrounded by close family.
Granny had a successful career as a registered nurse before retiring in 1995 due to health reasons. She was passionate about cooking, even if it meant fixing three separate meals for one dinner to satisfy everybody’s wants. She loved to travel, especially to the beach where she frequently sat on a lounger lathered in baby oil from sunup to sundown. Granny loved to relax and enjoyed time spent with those that she loved, and nothing made that time better than a Corona, cigarette, and shrimp boil. In her later years she enjoyed keeping up with family and friends on Facebook. Solitaire and Words with Friends were her favorite pastimes along with countless hours of HGTV. She brought new meaning to March Madness, avidly refereeing Duke Blue Devils basketball from her recliner in the living room. Granny loved her girls and enjoyed life to its fullest. She was a loyal and loving wife, mom, sister, grandmother and friend to many, and she will be greatly missed.
The family will receive friends Thursday, January 30, 2020 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at 117 Palmetto Place Circle, Beaufort, NC. Per granny’s wishes, there will be no wake or funeral; however, a celebration of life in Roanoke Rapids, NC will be announced at a later date.
Brenda is survived by her daughters, Angela Marie Gibbs and husband James Christopher Avery of Beaufort, NC; Dawn Michelle Gibbs of Roanoke Rapids, NC; two granddaughters who were raised in her home, Callie Jordan Brown of Beaufort, NC; Chelsea Marie Brown of Morehead City, NC; brother, Jerry R. Colson and wife Debra Colson of Winterville; and sister-in-law, Margaret P. Colson of Rich Square, NC. The list most certainly would not be complete without mentioning her beloved four-legged daughter, Moosie.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 58 years, James Eugene Gibbs; parents, Aretha Iola Lane and Jessie Thomas Colson; two brothers, William Lee Colson; Jessie Marvin Colson; and sister, Catherine Imel.
Special thanks to Community Home Care and Hospice; especially Mandy, Tim and Sherika, who learned to enjoy granny’s feisty, stubborn spirit and helped keep her looking ravishing in her Victoria Secret pajamas.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Community Home Care and Hospice, PO Box 245 Swansboro, NC 28584.
Electronic condolences and life tributes may be sent to the family at www.noefs.org
Arrangements by Noe Funeral Service, Inc. of Beaufort, NC.
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