In Memory of Rickie Gibbs
Sunrise- November 9, 1954 Sunset - April 21, 2023
Rickie Columbus Gibbs of Newport News, Virginia sadly passed away on April 21, 2023 at Mary Immaculate Hospital after battling several illnesses over the last couple of months.
Rickie was born November 9, 1954 in Isle of Wight County, Virginia to the late Phillip Gibbs Sr. and Vernell Brown.
Rickie was a big guy with a bigger heart and many skills but his passion was painting. He took pride in every paint job, when completed he would stand back and admire all of his hard work.
He was preceded in death by his sister Rhonda Ralph
He leaves to cherish his memories his loving and devoted wife, Shante Bowen Gibbs; his mother, Vernell Brown; three sons: Rico Gibbs, Rashad Gibbs and Ramel Gibbs, three sisters; Shirley Haskins (Sherman), Tammy Wells (Everette), and Denise Brown; three brothers, Genie Brown (Tonia), Mark Brown, and Phillip Gibbs Jr., a sister in law Shannon Bowen Clarke of Concord, North Carolina, and Douglas and Bonnie Thompson of Portsmouth, Virginia, a uncle and aunt whom he loved and respected, as well as a host of grandchildren, nieces and nephews whom he adored.
A Service of Remembrance will be held 1pm Sunday, May 21, 2023 at Shivers Funeral Chapel. Please keep the Gibbs-Brown family in your prayers.