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Katie B. Gibson, affectionately known as “Katie B, Aunt Kate, and Granny”, was born on March 21, 1932 in Harrisville, Maryland, to the late William Jones and Ervine Jones-Young.
Katie was loved and cherished by all. Katie enjoyed gardening, canning, cooking, dancing, and listening to music. She also enjoyed long bus trips to various shopping centers, cultural and historical venues, as well as casino’s. What Katie loved more than anything, was spending time with and family and friends.
Katie was truly an abundance of joy to be around. She enjoyed laughing and certainly loved “talking trash” to all who would listen. There’s not a single person that has ever spent time with Katie who hasn’t been threatened with a good ole fashioned “but whopping”, at least a dozen times.
Katie was employed for more than 25 years by the Harrisburg State Senate. She has also held a host of various other positions all within public service in which she graciously enjoyed working with colleagues of whom she built life-time friendships with. After her retirement in 1997, she spent time along with the love of her life (Grandpop), spoiling their grandchildren, and great grandchildren to no end. She made it her business to form relationships with each of them individually, building special memories that will last through eternity.
Katie was proceeded in death by her husband, of whom she was married to for over 56 years Jacob Gibson Sr. Katie was additionally proceeded by her (son’s) Jacob Gibson Jr., and Dwight Gibson, and her (daughter) Margaret James. Katie leaves to cherish her loving (brother) Edgar Young, (son’s) Jeffrey Gibson, Kenneth Gibson, and Randall Gibson. She also leaves her four grandchildren Christopher, Tavonya, Loylita, and Cassandria, and eight great-grandchildren, as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and long-time friends.
Services are being held privately on Monday, May 11, 2020 at Hooper Memorial Home, Inc.