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1011 Augusta Street
Greenville, SC 29605
Phone: (864) 242-1144
Fax: (864) 232-4636
Alonzo Gibbs

Alonzo Wellington Gibbs

Thursday December 3, 1936 - Monday March 18, 2019
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Mr. Alonzo Wellington Gibbs of Greer, South Carolina, formerly of Wilmington, North Carolina, entered into eternal rest on Monday, March 18, 2019, at McCall Hospice House. He was the son of the late Julius Gibbs and Lillian Singleton.

He was preceded in death by his loving sisters, and a special daughter, Rev. Debra E. Benbow.
Left to cherish many fond and loving memories his wife, Melvenia Benbow Gibbs of the home; seven daughters, Meryle (Bradley) Leonard of Mooresville, NC, Sherry (Thomas) Dendy of Greer, SC, Terry Wise of Wilmington, NC, Shenita Josey (Rev. Dr. Anthony Josey) of Rockville, MD, Alvenia (James) Parson of Newport News, VA, and Carla Green and Quessie Jones, both of Wilmington, NC; three sons, Michael Gibbs of Jamaica, NY, Stephen (Gi-Gi) Gibbs of Columbia, SC, and Todd Wise of Atlanta, GA; one sister, Josephine (John) Chisolm of Bronx, NY; special friends, Vicky Skinner and Jean Brinson; and a host of grandchildren , other family members and friends
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  • Service

    Friday March 22, 2019 | 12:30pm
    Friday March 22, 2019 12:30pm
    Watkins, Garrett & Woods Mortuary
    1011 Augusta Street
    GREENVILLE, SC 29605
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  • Interment

    Woodlawn Memorial Park
    1 Pine Knoll Dr
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Heartfelt Sympathies Store

Posted at 02:46pm
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
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Andrew Pabon

Posted at 04:00pm
To the Gibbs and Parson Family, We are sad but rejoice with you during this time. We know that the Lord does everything right and in his wisdom he will give you the peace and comfort you need to continue to press forward. We are praying with and for you as you look to Jesus the author and finisher of your faith. The Pabon Family

Vernell Batts

Posted at 02:37pm
I am so sorry for your loss, may the words that Jesus spoke to Martha at John 11:23-25] be of comfort to you at this time.

The Major Family

Posted at 05:56am
To Meryle and family. Wishing you all the strength and peace during this time.
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Jessica Davis

Posted at 05:16am
Im keeping the family in my prayers.
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