Bobbie Thrash Gibson

Services for Ms. Bobbie Thrash Gibson were held 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019 at Salem Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Burial was in the Church Cemetery. Bro. Matt Clark officiated.

Visitation was held 1:30-3 p.m., Sunday, at Salem Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

Ms. Bobbie Thrash Gibson, 90, of Sebastopol, died Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019.

Ms. Gibson is survived by her daughter, Cynthia Stuart and husband, James, of Walnut Grove; granddaughter, Jessica Saxon from Sebastopol; three great grandchildren, Anthony, Christian and Elizabeth Buffington; brother, Charles Cecil Thrash of Sebastopol; and sister, Charlotte Able and husband, Bill, of Sebastopol.

Ms. Bobbie is preceded in death by one son, Jesse Franklin Gibson Jr.; husband, Jesse Franklin Sr.; parents, Bob Thrash and Alma Risher Thrash; sister, Dorothy Clark; and brother, Billy Jack Thrash.

Pallbearers were Anthony David Buffington (grandson), David Gilmore, Todd Adcock, Willie Johnson, Kelly Ray Clark and Gerald Wilson.

Bobbie T. Gibson: Mother, business owner and teacher.

Growing up in Mississippi in the depression era was no easy task.  Mss. Bobbie fought through the depression, milking cows before school, picking cotton and surviving. Her father, Bob Thrash, had often said, “If it would not had been for Bobbie Joe we would not have had the place.”  Times were hard and work was no stranger to her.

While living in Beaumont, TX and being a mother, she worked as a waitress at Kress`s. While working at Kress’s, Ms. Gibson was in college and earned her teacher’s degree at Lamar University. 

Then she pursued ownership in multiply restaurants in Beaumont. Along with the many restaurants, Mrs. Bobbie had multi-distributorships with the Enterprise and Journal newspaper company.

After the death of her husband, Ms. Gibson returned to Mississippi in the 1970s to two chicken houses she had built.  In the spring, for several years, she and her daughter operated a plant business.  People from all around would come and purchase their tomato, pepper, sweet potato and flower plants.  She enjoyed talking to people and introducing new plants and ideas.

Ms. Bobbie started the Shitake mushroom business in this area.  At the age of 74, Ms. Gibson retired from working in her chicken houses.  Even after the chicken houses, she maintained a garden.  Work was always her enjoyment.