Kevin Gibbs

Kevin Gibbs

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Obituary

Deacon Kevin Darnell Gibbs entered into the Kingdom of our Lord on Wednesday April 28, 2021 surrounded by his family at University Hospital in Newark, NJ.

Son of Dorine Gibbs and the late Joseph Jerome Gibbs, Kevin was born on May 9th, 1962 and attended Montclair Public Schools.

Kevin attended Montclair High School, where he was a Star football player. In 1980, Kevin graduated Montclair High School.

Upon Graduation Kevin attended Morris Brown College in Atlanta, Georgia. It was there where he received his B.A Degree in Hotel and Resturant Management. Kevin was employed by the Montclair Board of Education for 32 years, until his retirement in 2021.

Kevin accepted Christ as his personal savior at an early age and joined the Bright Hope Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Rev. Dr. William E Woods.

In 2016 Kevin Married the love of his life Deidre Howard.

Kevin was a member of the Bright Hope Missionary Baptist Church, Montclair, New Jersey. Where he served on the Mass Choir, and was a member of the Sunday School.
Kevin was ordained as a Deacon by Rev. Dejon V Morris, he became Chairman of the Deacon Board.

Kevin is a lifelong member of Eureka Lodge #52, where he served as Worshipful Master.

Kevin will forever be remembered for his faithfulness, generosity, sincerity, his beautiful SMILE, and his love and devotion to his family, his church especially and all mankind.

Kevin has always been affectionately known as Kamil, Big Dog, and B.A.

Kevin leaves to cherish his memory his loving and devoted wife of 4 years Deirdre Gibbs, of Montclair, NJ.
Two children Malcolm Gibbs of Montclair, NJ, Christina Samuels of Montclair, NJ. Stepdaughter Morgan Howard of Montclair, NJ. His mother Dorine Gibbs of Pawleys Island, SC. Two Sisters Wanda D Leftwich of Montclair, NJ, and Charlene Gibbs of Pawley’s Island, SC. Two Brothers Dr. Charles J Gibbs of Birmingham, Al, and Raymond Gethers of Charleston, SC. Mother in law Brenda Howard of Alabama. Three sister in laws Renee Gibbs of Birmingham, AL, Henrietta Gethers of Pawleys Island, SC. Shaye Howard of Alabama. 1 brother in law Norman G Leftwich of Montclair, NJ.
A host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, family and friends.

Kevin was preceded in death by his father Deacon Joseph Jerome Gibbs, Brother Raynard Gethers Sr, and other relatives.

His Entrance into God’s presence leaves a vacuum in the hearts of all whose lives God touched through him.

“The Gates of Heaven opened to claim a devoted son”.



Topic: Kevin Gibbs Funeral Service
Date: May 2, 2021 10:44 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, May 3rd, 2021 | 9:00am - 11:00am
    When
    Monday, May 3rd, 2021 9:00am - 11:00am
    Location
    Bright Hope Baptist Church
    Address
    6 Mission St
    MONTCLAIR, NJ 07042
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    Topic: Kevin Gibbs Funeral Service
    Date: May 2, 2021 10:44 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

    Meeting Recording:
    https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/Ly1IgYqX9_isUFnYNsplABItdO8EuwneRzIsijjEWhZrNaTAFXJm0J9tE2vg7V-l.y_trGXxkhw7MzceA

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  • Service

    Monday, May 3rd, 2021 | 11:00am
    When
    Monday, May 3rd, 2021 11:00am
    Location
    Bright Hope Baptist Church
    Address
    6 Mission St
    MONTCLAIR, NJ 07042
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes


  • Interment

    Location
    Glendale Cemetery
    Address
    28 Hoover Ave
    BLOOMFIELD, NJ 07003
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Sharon E. Barner-Brown

Posted at 12:15pm
I would like to offer my deepest condolences to the Gibbs Family. Dorine and I used to work together, so I watched her children grow up.
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Sandy Scott-Dyer

Posted at 07:39pm
Too many memories to even express! Loved having you as part of our family during the MBC days. You, Kent and Jackie! Brother, you will be cherished forever, loved always and missed beyond words. RIH B.A.
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Roseann Smith

Posted at 06:16pm
I am very sorry for your tremendous loss. Prayers and love to Deirdre and your family. God bless you. With sincerity & love, Roseann
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Charlene Gibbs

Posted at 04:53pm
to my brother u will truly be missed an continue to rest
love ❤️ always your beloved sister Charlene
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Rev. Douglas Moore and Mrs. Angela Rodriquez Moore

Posted at 06:39pm
As a neophyte freshman Center for the Clark College football team, I had the unenviable task of blocking you, the all-everything Nose Tackle from Morris Brown College for four quarters! And for four quarters you threw me around like a rag doll! Days after that game you told me and Kyle Choice how proud you, Kent Brooks and Mel Gordon were of us as former Mounties playing at an HBCU. And also how it was our responsibility to carry on the proud tradition of Montclair Pride at Clark. Your affirmation encouraged and inspired us to work hard on the field and in the classroom. Im glad I got to share this with you before you went home to the LORD. Take your rest my friend. Absent from the body; present with the LORD.
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