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Lilo Ruth Gibson

March 20, 1926 ~ July 12, 2019 (age 93)


Lieselotte “Lilo” Ruth Horn Gibson, 93, of Fayetteville, passed over to her Heavenly Home on Friday, July 12, 2019. 

Lilo was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who emigrated to the United States from Berlin, Germany. A woman of great Faith who believed in the power of prayer, Lilo cherished her family, her “Sunday School Ladies” at Arran Lake Baptist Church, the caring team at Autumn Care in Fayetteville, loving visitors Marilyn Koval, Janet Wallace-Bartley and Annemarie Estep, and all beautiful friends over the years. Lilo held a special place in her heart for children. She was one of the founders of the child-care center at Grace Baptist Church. She lovingly cared for many children over the years, taking an active interest in those with special needs and the disadvantaged. She also worked at Kings Point Manufacturing Company, where she rose from a sewing machine operator to management. During the Vietnam War, she helped oversee the inspection of bulletproof vests worn by the military.

She is survived by her children: Rosemarie (Rosie) Allen, Barbara (Bobbie) Gibson, Grady Eric (Rick) Gibson and Janet Gibson; grandchildren: Jennifer Fowler, Holly Bullard and Sarah Shipp (husband Billy); great-grandsons: Adrian Dagenhart and Jonathan Fowler; sister Ilse Voss and nieces Dagmar and Kristina and their husbands Michael and Erwin;  son-in-law Craig Gurgew; and sister-in-law Lorene Hopkins and her husband, Clinton.

Lilo was preceded in death by her husband Grady, daughter Angela Annette, granddaughter Melanie Ruth, parents Eric and Bertha Horn, and sons-in-law Bob and Don.

Services will be private

In Lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Cleveland County Partnership for Children P.O. Box 455  Kings Mountain, NC 28086

Arrangements by Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home, 545 Ramsey St. Fayetteville, N.C. 28301

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