Magda Esther Gibbs Brown, 98, of Canonsburg, died Monday, September 21, 2020.
She was born August 2, 1922, in Danville, Illinois, a daughter of Richard and Willie Jane Hale Ward.
She retired from R.C.A., and later worked as a crossing guard at St. Patrick School for 18 years.
Ms. Brown was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church, in Canonsburg, where she was active with the Dorcas Missionary, the Celestial Choir, and played piano. She loved playing bingo and pokeno.
Surviving are her sons, David (Mary Catherine) Gibbs, Sr., of Washington, Dennis Gibbs, of Scenery Hill; her daughters, Joanne Thompson, of Canonsburg, Cheryl (Richard) Blackett, of Nashville, Tennessee, LaVerne Gibbs, of Canonsburg, Valerie (John) Britt, of Canonsburg, Beverly Banks, of Canonsburg; her sister, Irene Edwins, of Antioch, California; her daughters-in-law, Deloris Jackson, Helen Brown; 26 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph J. Gibbs, Jr., her second husband, Joseph Z. Brown, Jr., her son, Reginald Gibbs; her brothers, Howard, Herman, Richard, Albert, Joe, Michael and William Ward; her sisters, Hazel Robinson, Ruth Davis, and Dorothy Long: her grandchildren, Reginald J. Gibbs, Juanna-Rae Britt; her great-grandchildren, Luke Gilbert, Xander Allen.
Family and friends are welcome, Friday, 2-4 and 6-8pm, in the Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Canonsburg. All guests are reminded that facial coverings are required and that all state mandated regulations will be enforced. Services and burial will be private.
Arrangements are entrusted to Sollon Funeral and Cremation Services, LTD, 30 East College Street, Canonsburg, Phillip L. Sollon, supervisor, 724-746-1000.
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