A Homegoing Celebration for Mrs. Eldis Marie Gibson Mitchell of Tampa, Florida who passed away on Thursday, August 29, 2019 will be held on Saturday, September 7th at 2:00 p.m., New Mt. Zion M.B. Church, 2511 E. Columbus Drive, Pastor Larry Roundtree II; Elder Benji S. McMiller, M.Div., General Secretary of National Primitive Baptist, pastor of Nazareth Primitive Baptist Church of Charlotte, North Carolina, officiating. The interment will be in Rest Haven Memorial Park Cemetery. Eldis was born in Greenwood, Florida to the late John D. Gibson, Sr. and Eldis White-Gibson on May 17, 1935. She was a longtime member of Mt. Moriah P.B. Church, where she served on the Nurses Aid Board, Youth Board, Pastors Aid Board and a member of the Number 3 Choir. She leaves to cherish her fond and loving memories with her children, Derek Walden (Brenda), Bridgette Darlene Davis (Gerald) and Lisa Mitchell; grandchildren, Rhonda Brown, Rochelle Jones, Derek Walden II (Yani), Devin Walden and Emanie Mitchell; great grandchildren, Malik Jones, Mayani Donaldson, Zherica Davis, Amari Robinson, Ah’Ryana Robinson and Derek Walden III; great great-grandchildren, J’Kahi Eman Hines and Tiana Jones; nieces, Patricia Weatherspoon (Andrew) and sons, Alvin and Anthony Hayes and family, Erma Jean Gibson and sons, Cheyeava and Sterling Gibson; nephew, David Gibson, Jr. (Annette) and sons, Tre and Kyle Gibson, Jerry and Johnathan White and family of Dayton, Ohio; cousins, Ira Mae Ellison and family, Pastor Samuel Hayes (Vera), Mary Alice Worlds (J.R.), Stephanie Worlds and family, Reginol Worlds and family, Mary Gibson of Greenwood, Florida and family and William Gibson of St. Petersburg, Florida; special friends, Barbara Johnson and family, Mother Betty Brown and family, Martha Thompson and family, Crystel Sampson, Clifford Brown, Sr., Kenneth Niles; and a host of other relatives and close friends. The visitation will be held at Aikens Funeral Home on Friday, September 6th, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. The family and friends are asked to meet at the church on Saturday for the service.
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