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Moses L. Gibson,Sr.

August 29, 1935 ~ October 10, 2021 (age 86)


On August 29, 1935, in Colleton County, South Carolina, God blessed the world with Moses Leonard Gibson, Sr., the beloved son of the late Joseph and Sarah Jenkins Gibson. It was on Sunday, October 10, 2021 at 11:30 a.m., God called Moses from his earthly home to his heavenly reward. 

He attended the public schools of Colleton County where he was a 1954 graduate of Colleton Training High School with studies in the area of Masonry.  He joined the United States Army and was Honorably Discharged in1962. He continued his education and graduated from Ryder Trucking School, Atlanta, Georgia and the Criminal Justice Academy in Columbia, South Carolina.  He was employed as a Brick Mason up and down the East Coast; Deputy Sheriff with the Colleton County Sheriff Department, Chief of Security with Fairfield Ocean Ridge Resort on Edisto Island, South Carolina, BT & T Trucking of Charleston and Murray Sands where his CB Handle name was “Pretty Boy.”   

Moses was a gifted farmer and founded “Gibson and Sons Farm” where he grew crops like soybeans and corn.  He also raised Angus Cows and created a flourishing “Sweet Potato Business which operated throughout Colleton County.”  

Moses enjoyed working and giving back to his community especially Black Males.  He was the Co-Founder and Manager with Mr. Ben Gant of the Jacksonboro Red Devils Baseball Team.  He was one of the Founding Members and Executive Board Member of the Jacksonboro Volunteer Fire Department in Jacksonboro, South Carolina.  He is a member of the Masonic Order, Douglas Lodge #277, Walterboro, South Carolina. He is a faithful member of Trinity A.M.E. Church in Round-O, South Carolina.  He was a Steward Board Member, Pro-Tem and served as Church School Superintendent and Trustee Board Member. 

Moses was joined in Holy Matrimony on December 19, 1953 to the late Evella Ruth Pinckney and to this union four children were born.

He is preceded in death by his wife Evella, his parents, beloved Mother Violet Grant and sister Pearlie Mae Mixon. 

Moses leaves to cherish with fond memories:  two sons, Moses L. Gibson, Jr., Columbia South Carolina and Michael “Tony” Gibson of Fayetteville, North Carolina; two daughters, Wanda Gibson Best of Baltimore, Maryland and Latosia Gibson, of Walterboro, South Carolina; six grandchildren, Kelly(Teasha) Gibson, Kellen(Shirell) Gibson, Derek (Sharlene) Best, Joshua Best, Sidney Gibson and Serenity Gibson; two great-grandchildren, Kristen and Evan Gibson; two beloved sisters, Martha Geneva Phillips and Mariah Grant both of Bronx, New York; one special son, Jerome Bryan of Lizella, Georgia; special nieces, Jernovis Moore of Washington, DC and Octavia Gethers of Walterboro, South Carolina and a host of  loving caring nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, god-children, cousins, friends and former co-workers.


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October 15, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Stephens-Maree-Tracy Funeral Home
305 Ackerman Street - PO Box 2316
Walterboro, SC 29488

Funeral Service
October 16, 2021

11:00 AM
Faith Church
858 Bells Highway
Walterboro, SC 29488

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