June 6, 1948 - October 1, 2018
Funeral Services for Sylvia Gibson, 70, a life-long Friona resident will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, October 4, 2018 at Calvary Baptist Church in Friona with the Reverend Brett Hoyle, pastor of First Baptist Church of Friona, officiating. Interment will follow in the Friona Cemetery under the personal supervision of Parkside Chapel Funeral Home. Mrs. Gibson earned her angel wings on Monday, October 1, 2018, in Friona.
Sylvia Stokes was born in Friona to Arthur Lee and Lena Frances Reed Stokes. She attended Friona Schools, graduating in 1966. She met and fell in love with Lee Gibson, they married December 11, 1966 in Friona. She, along with her husband owned and operated the Tasty Cream Drive in Friona from 1974 until 1980. She and three of her friends started an office cleaning service at Cargill Industries. She enjoyed making and sharing Christmas Candy and became known at the “Candy Lady”. Sylvia and Lee were very active members of Calvary Baptist Church.
Those left to cherish her memory are one son Mitchell Gibson and wife Carmen of Amarillo, two daughters, Trisha WhiteEagle and husband Chaun of Beaver, Oklahoma and Tracey Gibson of Borger, two sisters, Shirley Harris of Fort Worth, Ruthie Hardin of Amarillo, four brothers, Jerry Zachary, of Woodward, Oklahoma, Gene Zachary of Friona, Gordon Stokes, of Arlington, Texas and Johnny Stokes of Clovis, seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Sylvia was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Lee and one brother Charles Allen Zachary.
The family suggests memorials in Mrs. Gibson’s name be made to Samaritans Purse, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, N C 28607