January 29, 1937 - March 13, 2021
Beatrice Marcella Gibbs, daughter of the late Thomas Gibbs and Bertha Smalls, was born on January 29, 1937, on Arcadia Plantation in Georgetown, South Carolina. Beatrice had an extremely large and closely knit family of five brothers and nine sisters; which instilled in her the importance of family at an early age. Beatrice received her primary education at St. Ann's school on Arcadia and graduated from Georgetown High School class of 1954. Upon graduation Bea, as she was affectionately known, worked as a housekeeper on Myrtle Beach, South Carolina for two years. In 1956, demonstrating her strength and independence as a single, black woman, and now; mother of a daughter, Monica (preceded in death) she relocated to Baltimore, Maryland where she began working in laundry services at Johns Hopkins Hospital. In 1958 having completed the required courses Bea was now a Certified X-Ray Technician. She loved her job and co-workers so much that she dedicated forty years, retiring from Johns Hopkins Hospital in 1996. Having made Baltimore home she began the search for her spiritual home. She became a member of Southern Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor James Grant, in 1960. Remaining a faithful member under Rev. Dr. Nathaniel Higgs and finally under Bishop Donte Hickman. Bea loved the Lord and would tell it to anyone who would listen. Looking at you with that bright smile and piercing eyes "He's been good to me!" she'd say. Bea never missed a 7:45a.m Sunday service unless she was on vacation with the family reunion. As her health began to decline she had to miss out on them both; however, God and her family was always the center of her life. On March 13, 2021 Bea's sunset. God called for His good and faithful servant to come home and receive her reward. Bea leaves to cherish her loving, kind, selfless spirit and precious memories: one son-in-law, Leroy Brown; two grand-children: Bryan Gibbs and Aaron Brown; two great-grandchildren: Aarionna and Cameron Brown. Her adopted grand-children: Katrina P. Sims, Stacy, Alicia and Dayvonn Brown and Oren Gadson. Four sisters: Carrie Deas (Ny), Ernestine Ross, (John) (Ny), Thomesena Orisadipe (Ny), and Lula Evans (Ga). One brother: Nick Gibbs (Sadie) (Ny). one cousin: Emily "Len" Gibbs (Sc) An abundance of nieces and nephews all whom she loved and treated as if they were her own.
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