Virginia Dale (Gibson) BrownApril 15, 1919 ~ January 20, 2018 (age 98)
Mrs. Virginia Dale Gibson Brown (98) of Whitesburg passed peacefully from time into eternity from her home on Saturday, January 20, 2018. She was born to the late Joseph "Hop" Gibson and Minerva Adams Gibson on April 15, 1919 in Whitesburg. The family home at the time of her birth was the home place of Hop's grandparents, Stephen and Elizabeth Caudill, at the gristmill operated by Hop on the Kentucky River. When she was one year old, the family moved to her grandparents, on her mom's side, home place, the Stephen and Martha Adams estate on Little Cowan Creek. Later, Hop built the home where she would reside for the rest of her life, just in front of the original Stephen Adam's two story log cabin. Virginia grew up on the family farm on Little Cowan playing, gardening, and learning all kinds of homemaking skills from her mother and sisters. She married her late husband Myrel Brown and they raised three boys on the farm. She was a loving wife and mother. The couple enjoyed having friends and family over and often hosted events at their home. As grand children were born into the family, they got to spend a week or two being spoiled by their grandmother during summer and Christmas breaks. Virginia was a member of the Little Cowan Primitive Baptist Church where she was active. Visiting preachers often stayed with the Brown's, while they were in town. She never met a stranger and was very hospitable. If you came to her home, you were always offered food and drink, and often a place to stay the night. Virginia had a servant's heart and she clearly learned long ago the answer to the age old question of why we are here. She loved God and she loved people. She showed her love for God by loving his children and she showed them love by serving them with the gifts God gave her. For so long as she was able, she wouldn't just offer you something to eat or drink, she would bring it to you. She was a talented cook and enjoyed cooking for her family and friends. She also enjoyed sewing, quilting, reading, bird watching, visiting, and Worshiping the Lord. Virginia was a charter member of the Daughters of American Revolution for 30 years. She was a member of th Eastern Star for 50 years. She was also a charter member of the Cowan Homemakers for 70 years. She was also preceded in death by her two brothers; Edwin "Ed" Gibson (Lassie) and John Gibson, eight sisters; Nora Boyd (James), Thelma Banks (Charlie), Beulah Caudill (Cassel), Geneva Caudill (Edison), Louama Banks (Edgar), Mattie Vern Banks (Russell "Jeff"), Minnie Vae Banks (Bernard), and Willa June Gibson, and one son, Stephen Brown (Linda) of Blountville, TN. Survivors include: two sons; Joe Brown (Linda) of Forest, MS, and Randy Brown (Eula Mae) of Whitesburg; one daughter in law Linda Brown of Blountville, TN, nine grandchildren: Joshua Brown (Lisa Jo), Jacob Brown (April), Sara Beth Brown, Robert Brown, (Sherrie), Jenny Brown, Andrea Barrett (Randy), Brittany Mitchell, Kevin Garrett (Kimberly), and Jason Brown, 22 great grandchildren; Oliver, Hannah, Leannah, Savannah, Jacob, Bradley, Joseph, Joshua, John, Christal, Dallas, Dusty, Destinee, McKenna, Chance, Gentry, Bradon, Landon, Cody, Cory, Cameron, and Eli, one great great grandchild; Jackson, and another great great grandchild that was on the way. The family is truly grateful for Doris Banks and Linda Lucas for coming to live with Virginia. The family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to all the wonderful caregivers who helped her. Betty Sexton, Debbie Caudill, and Joann Watts you ladies are truly wonderful and were a very special blessing to Virginia. A special thanks to Randy and Eula Mae for all you loving care and the faithful visitors these last year's like Anna June, Carol, and the "girls" as she would say. Also, a special thanks to all the family and friends, who would stop by and visit with Virginia from time to time, she really loved it. Funeral: 11:00 O'clock A.M. Monday, January 22, 2018 at the Little Cowan Primitive Baptist Church. Visitation: 6:00 P.M. Sunday at the Letcher Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Hop Gibson Cemetery at Little Cowan, Kentucky.
Little Cowan Primitive Baptist Church
Whitesburg KY 41858