BARBARA DORSEY JORDAN GIBSON

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Jan. 29, 1949 – June 26, 2017

Funeral services for Barbara Gibson were at 2 p.m. June 29 at Blanchard-St. Denis Funeral Home in Natchitoches with the Rev. Thomas K. Smith III officiating. Interment followed at Old Bethel Cemetery near Natchitoches.

The family will receive friends from noon-2 p.m. at Blanchard-St. Denis Funeral Home Thursday prior to the services.

Barbara Gibson, 68, passed away June 26, 2017, in Natchitoches. She was born Jan. 29, 1949, in Latexo, Texas.

She was a strong and faith-filled lady, always depending on her faith in Jesus to get her through any circumstance. She was an amazing caregiver to her daughter and family, and always lived life to the fullest. She never met a stranger, and always enjoyed her time spent with her family and friends. She was a loving mother and grandmother, had a great love for flowers and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

She is survived by her husband, John Gibson of Flora; son, James Lee Jordan Jr. and wife Mary of Natchitoches; step-son, Blane Gibson and wife Laura of Baton Rouge; son-in-law, Houston Allen Colbert; grandchildren, Cody Jordan, Allen Ferrell Colbert and wife Leah, Shelby Rachal, Paul Colbert, Amanda Gibson and Ryan Gibson; great-grandchildren, Tanner Colbert, Ethan Colbert, Brentlee Colbert, Korbyn Colbert and Bentley Parish; brother, James Dorsey of Cold Springs, Texas; sisters, Margie Price and husband Asa of Conroe, Texas, Sammy Danner and husband John of Latexo, Texas, Mary Wilson and husband Elton of New Caney, Texas, Rosemary Smith and husband the Rev. Thomas K. Smith III of Natchitoches and Doris Griggs and husband John of Brian, Texas; and her special friend, Linda Ron of New Caney, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, James Lee Jordan Sr.; parents, Sam H. Dorsey and Ivy “Lillie” Patton Dorsey; daughter, Rachel Renee Colbert; and sister, Betty Pettengill.