Dorothy Gibson

Dorothy Lou Vennia “Venni” Gibson, a resident of Elkins, passed away Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, at Nella’s Nursing Home at Crystal Springs at the age of 89.

Venni was born January 16, 1929, in Hawkins County, Tennessee, the daughter of the late Fred and Jessie Cross.

She was united in marriage March 2, 1946 to Ransom Gibson, who preceded her in death March 2, 2009.

She is survived by her only son, Jerry Gibson and wife, Anita, of Elkins; one granddaughter, Angela Gibson; two grandsons, Timothy Gibson and wife, Amber, and Kevin Shreve; five great-grandchildren, Lexi Gibson, Gabriel Gibson, Sarah Briggs, Katherine Briggs and Nathaniel Briggs; and two great-great grandchildren. Also surviving are two sisters, Ellen Manis of Kingsport, Tennessee, and Helen Rose Cupp of Rogersville, Tennessee.

Also preceding her in death were three sisters, Sylvie Cross, Ruth Kersey and Ola Ward; and four brothers, Clarence, Ray, Harlan and Rex Cross.

Venni was a devoted housewife who made her life for her husband and only son and was faithful in her belief in and following Jesus Christ.

A private service will be held, and interment will follow in the Greenwood Cemetery at East Dailey.

The Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Dorothy Lou Vennia “Venni” Gibson.

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