Bernice Gibson

Bernice Irene “Sissy” Hammonds Gibson, 94, a resident of Mill Creek, went peacefully to be with her lord Saturday, March 8, 2014, at home.

Sissy was born Tuesday, Aug. 19, 1919, in Mill Creek, a daughter of the late Adam Hammonds and Emma Sharp Hammonds. On Aug. 25, 1937, she married Ashby Gibson, who preceded her in death on Feb. 3, 1983.

Left to cherish Sissy’s memory are three sons, Lonnie Gibson and wife, Norma, Joe B. Gibson and Jack Gibson and wife, Connie, all of Mill Creek; three daughters, Joan Casto, of Pickens, Charlotte Jackson and husband, John, of Huttonsville and Karen Gibson, of Mill Creek; several grandchildren and a host of great-grandchildren and several great-great- grandchildren.

Preceding her in death besides her parents and husband were three children, Harold Gibson, Judy Shreve and Cheryl Gibson.

Sissy was a homemaker and enjoyed watching her hummingbirds. She was Pentacostal by faith and attended the Light of the Valley Church. Sissy was well known for singing hymns in church. She never knew a stranger and was loved by many.

Visitation will be held at The Randolph Funeral Home Tuesday, March 11, 2014, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the funeral hour. The Rev. Norma Gibson will officiate and interment will follow in the Mill Creek Cemetery.

The Randolph Funeral Home and Cremation Services has been entrusted with the arrangements for Bernice Irene “Sissy” Hammonds Gibson. Send online condolences to the family at