Lillie Mae Jennings-Gibbs passed away Saturday, September 24, 2022 peacefully at her home. Born March 24, 1933, in Lee County, she was the daughter of the late Elias Jennings and Sarah Robinson-Jennings. Lillie was married to the late Richard Gibbs, Jr. She was educated in the public schools of Lee County. Lillie was a devoted and a lifelong member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses since June 21, 1961 when she got baptized and over 20 years of being an Auxiliary Pioneer, sharing Jehovah’s messages. Lillie always had a strong love for her family and also extended her love to those that were close to her. She leaves to mourn her five children, daughters, Elizabeth Ann Gibbs-Roach of Sumter, S. C., Debra Ann Gibbs-Parks of Omaha, Nebraska, Ellaree Gibbs of Lawrenceville, N. J.; sons, Norman Richard G. (Doris) Gibbs of Allentown, PA, Elias (Dale) Gibbs of Elgin, S. C.; ten grandchildren, Latonya Monique Gibbs, Marquis Lamar Roach, Meleik Lamont Roach, Elias Gibbs, Jr. (EJ), Damar Richard Gibbs, Vaneese Gibbs, Sharee McLean, Theodore Parks, Omar Gibbs-Colbert, Ayanna Gibbs; eighteen great grandchildren; siblings, sisters, Lilaree Franklin, Dorothy Jenkins, Martha Mae Anderson, Annie Mae Bradley and Helen Solomon; brother, William Jennings, as well as a host of nieces, nephews and many other relatives. Preceded in death, her parents, Elias and Sarah Jennings; husband, Richard Gibbs, Jr; sister, Rosabelle Bradley; sons-in-law, Charles Roach, Jr., James Arbil Parks; grandchildren, Norman R. Gibbs, II and Sherron Gibbs. Lillie was always a witty and fun-loving person. She had a heart of gold. She really had enjoyed life with family and friends. She will be truly and deeply missed by all her loving family, friends and by all who knew her. In accordance with the COVID-19 guidelines, the family is requesting that face masks and social distancing be observed by relatives and friends during visitations at the home, 112 Tucson Drive, Sumter. In loving memory services will be held Saturday, October 1, 2022 – 2:00 p. m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 100 Lynam Road, Sumter. The procession will leave the home at 1:30 p. m.
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