Mary Gibson-9-16-2023

Welcome to the
memorial page for 

Mary Loretta Gibson

September 5, 1956
~August 29, 2023



VISITATION- Saturday 9-16-2023
New Hope Church of God
206 Garfield Ave.
Long Branch, NJ 07740
11:00 AM-12:00 PM

FUNERAL SERVICE - Saturday 9-16-2023
New Hope Church of God
206 Garfield Ave.
Long Branch, NJ 07740
12:00 PM


Mary Loretta Gibson, beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, and aunt unexpectedly passed away on August 29, 2023.  Mary was born in Long Branch on September 5, 1956, to the late James and Nancy Gibson.  She attended the Long Branch school system and lived in Long Branch and Eatontown all her life.

Mary worked at DuPont most of her career.

Mary started to show her caring heart as a teenager and this continued until she transitioned to be with the Lord.  Mary was the second oldest daughter in the family and once she started working she would share whatever she had with her other siblings, nieces and nephews while raising her only child, her beloved Ayana as a single parent. Mary was like a second mother to her siblings, nieces, and nephews.

Mary taught her daughter Ayana to respect others, the value of hard work and to be independent.  When her grandchildren Nasyrah and Sydir were born she enjoyed spending quality time with them.

When the family matriarch became disabled, Mary took a leave of absence from work and moved back into the family home to care for her beloved mother; the two of them had often done things together. Mary accompanied mom when she wanted to visit relatives in South Carolina, and they loved going to flea markets together.

When her great granddaughter Synilah was born she retired early from DuPont to help with her care, and subsequently the care of her great grandson Major.

In the past few years, Mary often visited her brother Larry in South Carolina to make sure he was doing well. Mary did all these things because of her loving and caring heart. She was selfless.

Mary had a passion for cooking and was the first one in the family to experiment with cooking a variety of dishes. She was an excellent cook and especially loved cooking for the holidays. At family barbeques her specialty was baked beans among other dishes. Mary enjoyed sitting in the backyard talking with family and friends.

Mary loved to dance and have a fun time; she enjoyed attending the Oldies but Goodies Dance twice a year as well as other dances.  She liked to watch football and tennis.

Mary often went to New York with her sister Angela to walk around and eat at restaurants. She had an infectious smile and a good soul.

Mary is preceded in death by her parents James and Nancy Gibson and her brothers, Randy and Ronald.

Mary is survived by her daughter Ayana Gibson; granddaughter Nasyrah Gibson; grandson Sydir Gibson; great granddaugher Synilah Gibson-Dudley and great grandson Major Hart; five brothers James, Douglas, Larry, Robert, and Donald; six sisters Jessie, Theresa, Peggy, Angela, Patricia and Monica; her best friend Brenda Durant. Mary is also mourned by her many nieces and nephews which consists of three generations, as well as her aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

The family and friends will forever cherish Mary's memory.


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8 thoughts on “Mary Gibson-9-16-2023

  1. Rodney Jackson says:

    Dearest Ayana (Yoni Pooh)

    I would like to express my sincere condolences to you and the family. I remember all the fun that your mother and aunt Gracie and I had back in the day. I will always consider your mother my sister-in-law. If you ever need me, you can call me day or night,

    I love you and the kids.

    Your Aunt
    Rodney Jackson

  2. Rodney Jackson says:

    Ayana (Yoni Pooh)

    I would like to express my deepest and sincere condolences to you and the family. I remember all good times that your mother, Aunt Gracey and I shared. She always be my sister-in-law. She will truly be missed. Please remember I’m only a phon call away day or night.

    I’m Love You and the Kids. You’re in my prayers.

    Your Aunt,

    Rodney Jackson

  3. Cydnei Singleton says:

    Angela & Family,
    Sending you my sincere condolences and prayers.

    Cydnei Singleton

  4. Amani Sy says:

    Wow! I just seen you a few months back mrs gibson, and you gave me the biggest hug. I just cannot believe that at such a young age you were taken away from your loved ones. It was always a pleasure seeing you when i would come home to visit…. Stay strong Gibson family…We love you..
    -Epps Family”

  5. Sheila Weaver says:

    Mary was a dedicated co-worker and a beloved friend. May God provided peace and comfort to the family during this time of loss.

  6. Mareka williams says:

    Mary Gibson was a life saving for my children Camillle and Danisha
    I will forever be thankful and grateful for this special we will always cherish and remember the sweet moments with her
    Mary we surely miss u and adore u
    We love u from
    Bottom of our heart
    Thank u for showing us your kindness and love



  8. Rodney Snell says:

    Mary provided a shining example of how all people should behave. She was kind, caring, compassionate, generous, dependable, genuine and above all else consistent. She was her self at all times. A woman of true character, she leaves an indelible mark on the world and will be greatly missed.

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