CHRISTY DIANNE GIBSON

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COLDWATER/HAGEWOOD, LA July 5, 1960-July 15, 2017 Christy Dianne Gibson, beloved daughter of Robert Harvey Gibson and Billie Louise Gass Gibson of the Coldwater/Hagewood area, passed away Saturday, July 15, 2017, at Riverside Hospital in Alexandria. She was born July 5, 1960, at St. Francis Cabrini Hospital in Alexandria. The family will have private graveside services and burial at Coldwater Baptist Church Cemetery Wednesday July 19 at 9 a.m. under the direction of Blanchard-St. Denis Funeral Home with the Rev. Mack Black and the Rev. Mike McGrath leading the service. Pat Black will sing a requested song, “It is Well with My Soul”. A memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 19, in the Sanctuary of First Baptist Church of Natchitoches. The Rev. Mack Black will officiate at the service assisted by the Rev. Mike McGrath. An educator of almost 30 years, she especially enjoyed being librarian at Provencal Elementary School. Her desire was to make improvements in the library to benefit the students. She loved to see the students grow and “want to read” and be eager to come to the library. She was a long time member of First Baptist Church and thoroughly enjoyed singing in the choir. When the choir director visited her in the hospital she always asked eagerly, “What is the choir special this Sunday?” Christy is preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, William Sterling Gass and Ruby Goins Gass; and paternal grandparents, Joseph Andrew Gibson Sr. and Annie Marie Ringer Gibson. Survivors besides her parents are two sisters, Tammy Suzanne Lloid and husband Greg and Judy Lynn Kavanagh and husband Gene. Christy also had a special place in her heart for her niece, Alyssa Jane Lloid, who was born on her birthday.