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Virginia Marie Tibbs, 83 of the Gratton Community in Tazewell, VA died Sunday, October 15, 2017 at her home, surrounded by her children. Born November 7, 1933 in Tazewell County, VA, she was a daughter of the late Robert Lipford and Mary Margaret Sawyers Wilson.
Mrs. Tibbs was a member of Wilber United Methodist Church and was a devoted Christian who dedicated her life to spreading love and compassion to her family and friends. Her school friends called her "Little Marie". Mrs. Tibbs worked as a personal care aide with Tazewell County Department of Social Services. She was a compassionate and loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and sister that her family dearly loved and will greatly miss her.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Ralph Tibbs, Sr.; and great grandchild, Brody Christian Whitt.
She is survived by her children, James R. Tibbs, Jr. and John Tibbs and wife, Bernice, Mary Ann Matney and Mae Whitt all of Tazewell, VA; sisters, Barbara Warden of Lebanon, VA, Betty Fletcher of Gallatin, TN, and Evelyn Sheets and husband, Marvin of Tazewell, VA; six grandchildren, Bequita Prince, Josh Whitt, Damionne Whitt, Marsha Smith, Jeremy Tibbs, and Michael Tibbs; ten great grandchildren, Jessie Prince, Zachery Prince, Kamiah Whitt, Kadyn Whitt, Jordan Tibbs, Paige Tibbs, J.D. Tibbs, Isabella Tibbs, Katie Tibbs, and Avery Smith; also special in her heart were Shirley, Christina, Madeline, and Patrick.
The family will receive friends from 12:30-2 PM Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at Peery & St.Clair Funeral Home in Tazewell, VA where funeral services will be conducted at 2 PM with Pastor Robert Buckles officiating. Burial will follow at Grandview Memory Gardens in Bluefield, VA. Pallbearers will be John Tibbs, Michael Tibbs, Jeremy Tibbs, Guy Bandy, and Joseph Clifton. Honorary pallbearers are Anthony White and James Tibbs, Jr.
Online condolences may be sent to www.peerystclairfuneralhome.
Published on October 18, 2017
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