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Emma Frances Monks Gibson
February 23, 1934 -
November 29, 2022

Visitation

December 4, 2022
5pm to 8pm

Service 

December 5, 2022
1pm

Interment

December 5, 2022
Obituary

Funeral service for Emma Frances Monks Gibson, age 88, of Fayetteville, TN, will be held at 1 PM on Monday, December 5, 2022, at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. Tim Smith officiating. Burial will follow in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 5 PM until 8 PM on Sunday at Higgins Funeral Home.

Frances was born on February 23, 1934, in Lincoln County, TN, to the late John William Monks, Sr., and Vessie Jeffries Monks. Mrs. Gibson attended MTSU and was a member of the Fayetteville Cumberland Presbyterian Church. She married Carman H. Gibson on November 7, 1954. Frances enjoyed cooking for family and friends, for church gatherings, decorating for the holidays, and spending time with her children and grandchildren. She also enjoyed spring flowers, fresh peaches, and all fireworks displays. Mrs. Gibson passed away November 29, 2022, at Lincoln Manor in Fayetteville.

Survivors include her children, Cindy (Billy) Langford of Flintville, Lisa Gibson of Decatur, GA, and Chris (Amy) Gibson of Maryville,TN; grandchildren, Zachary (Ashley) Langford, Jordan (Elizabeth) Langford, Luke McConihay, Ben Gibson, Jake Gibson, and Abe Gibson; brother, Maurice Monks; sister-in-law, Patsy Towry Monks; brother- in-law William Coleman (Marilyn) Gibson and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Frances was preceded in death by her husband, Carman Gibson; brothers, John William Monks, Jr. and L. Paul Monks; sisters, Mildred Holt, and Vera Stewart; and foster brother, Earl Gray.

The Family is deeply grateful to all her caregivers at home and at Lincoln Manor.

In lieu of flowers Memorials may be made to the Fayetteville Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1015 Lewisburg Hwy, Fayetteville, TN 37334 or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, Memorial Processing, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.

Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Emma Frances Monks Gibson.

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25 Comments

  1. James A. Bonner

    I attended College with Francess and lived as neighbors in Bellview for several years. Frances was always pleasant, friendly and kind to those around who were in need., as was Carmen. We valued their friendship during those years. My sympathies to all of her family in their loss.

    Reply
  2. Sandy Lancaster

    Cindy, I just found out about the passing of your mother. I am so sorry for you and your family. You and your family are in my prayers as you go through this grieving process. I love yall dearly.

    Reply
  3. Donna RAYBON

    Cindy : My heart grieved for your loss of such a beautiful lady inside & out. Prayers for you & the family.❤️🙏

    Reply
  4. Donna RAYBON

    Dear Cindy I am so saddened for your loss of this sweet beautiful lady inside & out.Prayers for you & the family. Luv Donna 🙏❤️R

    Reply
  5. Bea Spray

    We are so sorry to hear about Mrs. Frances. She was a very sweet lady & always remembered me even though I didn’t live in Fayetteville for several years.
    We are keeping the family in our thoughts and prayers.

    Love,
    Art Ross & Bea Ross Spray

    Reply
  6. Sandy Birt

    I would see Ms Gibson in Walmart alot when we first met and I couldn’t remember who she was. It got to be a funny thing, so when we would meet somewhere she would just say “Cindy’s mom.” We got some big laughs out of that. She was the sweetest lady I’ve ever met. She will be missed by the whole community and families.

    Reply
  7. Janice Carr

    Frances and I graduated together in 1952 from Central High. She was always a very kind, sweet friend and someone you could count on anytime.

    Reply
  8. David Long

    Ms Frances was my very first school teacher. It was my first day in first grade at highland rim school. She was substituting for a teacher that had to be out for a few weeks.

    Mr. Carmen used to work on out tv among other things. They were both good people. We need more good kind souls like them in the troubled times.

    Reply
  9. The Juanita Towry Family , Jane Ogle

    Mrs. Gibson was such a great example of a southern lady. She was beautiful inside and out. Prayers of comfort and hugs for you all , I know she will be missed.

    Reply
  10. Carol A. McBay

    Such a sweet lady with a beautiful smile! My deepest condolences to all the family!

    Reply
  11. Mary Partin

    We are so sorry for your loss. Always enjoyed seeing her & that friendly smile she had. You all will be in our thoughts & prayers. God Bless, Mary, Teresa Partin, & Billy McGehee

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  12. Rhonda Pearson

    I’m so very saddened about Frances passing. I’m gonna miss her so much I loved Frances me and her had a very close bond. My prayers are with her family whom I thought the world of also 💔😭😩 Until we meet again in heaven Frances I will miss you so much I love you …RIP Love Always Stephanie

    Reply
  13. Beth and Oscar Jenkins

    Cindy, Lisa, Chris and families,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Aunt Francis was so sweet and gracious! We will remember her always having a smile on her face!
    May you be surrounded by God’s love and gentle care during this time of great sadness.

    Reply
  14. Amy Renfro

    She was such a wonderful lady. My deepest condolences to her family. I’m so, so sorry. Sending love and prayers.

    Reply
  15. Anne Beddingfield

    I wish to extend my deepest heartfelt sympathy for the loss of such a beautiful lady. I pray for peace and comfort for the precious family.

    Reply
  16. DeLois O'Neal Thompson

    Cindy, Lisa, Chris and families,
    The news is so heartbreaking. Ms Frances was a terrific, sweet, God loving woman. I have missed her so much at church. Her passing is a great loss for our church. Praying for you all during these hard days. Hugs and love.

    Reply
  17. Gayle Pridmore

    So very sorry for your loss. Ms Frances was beautiful outside and inside. I knew her from school at Highland Rim School. She was always smiling that sweet smile and was sweet to everyone. Prayers are for comfort during this time of loss and grief❤️

    Reply
  18. James Beddingfield

    A wonderful sweet lady who will be remembered. Sorry for you loss.

    Reply
  19. John Gibson

    Cindy, Lisa & Chris,

    We are deeply sorry to hear about Aunt Frances. You will be in our thoughts and prayers in the coming days.

    Richard & Becky

    Reply
  20. Cynthia Dunivan

    One of the dearest and most gracious ladies I ever had the pleasure of knowing. Our prayers go out for you comfort in the loss of your precious mother.
    Bob & Cindy Dunivan

    Reply
  21. Tony and Lereca Swinford

    We are sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family.

    Reply
  22. Joyce Johnson

    Frances was such a nice lady, we went to school together. If we ran into each other at Walmart we stoped to talk about our girls. Her family will be in my Prayers. Love to all of you. Joyce

    Reply
  23. Karen Gilliam

    Cindy, my sincere sympathy at the loss of your beloved Mother. Much love.

    Reply
  24. Amy Clark

    Hugs and Prayers in this loss of your Mom. Hold on to the sweet memories through the difficult days.

    Reply
  25. Wanda Shelton

    Such a sweet lady. I am so sorry for your loss.

    Reply

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Memories

25 Comments

  1. James A. Bonner

    I attended College with Francess and lived as neighbors in Bellview for several years. Frances was always pleasant, friendly and kind to those around who were in need., as was Carmen. We valued their friendship during those years. My sympathies to all of her family in their loss.

    Reply
  2. Sandy Lancaster

    Cindy, I just found out about the passing of your mother. I am so sorry for you and your family. You and your family are in my prayers as you go through this grieving process. I love yall dearly.

    Reply
  3. Donna RAYBON

    Cindy : My heart grieved for your loss of such a beautiful lady inside & out. Prayers for you & the family.❤️🙏

    Reply
  4. Donna RAYBON

    Dear Cindy I am so saddened for your loss of this sweet beautiful lady inside & out.Prayers for you & the family. Luv Donna 🙏❤️R

    Reply
  5. Bea Spray

    We are so sorry to hear about Mrs. Frances. She was a very sweet lady & always remembered me even though I didn’t live in Fayetteville for several years.
    We are keeping the family in our thoughts and prayers.

    Love,
    Art Ross & Bea Ross Spray

    Reply
  6. Sandy Birt

    I would see Ms Gibson in Walmart alot when we first met and I couldn’t remember who she was. It got to be a funny thing, so when we would meet somewhere she would just say “Cindy’s mom.” We got some big laughs out of that. She was the sweetest lady I’ve ever met. She will be missed by the whole community and families.

    Reply
  7. Janice Carr

    Frances and I graduated together in 1952 from Central High. She was always a very kind, sweet friend and someone you could count on anytime.

    Reply
  8. David Long

    Ms Frances was my very first school teacher. It was my first day in first grade at highland rim school. She was substituting for a teacher that had to be out for a few weeks.

    Mr. Carmen used to work on out tv among other things. They were both good people. We need more good kind souls like them in the troubled times.

    Reply
  9. The Juanita Towry Family , Jane Ogle

    Mrs. Gibson was such a great example of a southern lady. She was beautiful inside and out. Prayers of comfort and hugs for you all , I know she will be missed.

    Reply
  10. Carol A. McBay

    Such a sweet lady with a beautiful smile! My deepest condolences to all the family!

    Reply
  11. Mary Partin

    We are so sorry for your loss. Always enjoyed seeing her & that friendly smile she had. You all will be in our thoughts & prayers. God Bless, Mary, Teresa Partin, & Billy McGehee

    Reply
  12. Rhonda Pearson

    I’m so very saddened about Frances passing. I’m gonna miss her so much I loved Frances me and her had a very close bond. My prayers are with her family whom I thought the world of also 💔😭😩 Until we meet again in heaven Frances I will miss you so much I love you …RIP Love Always Stephanie

    Reply
  13. Beth and Oscar Jenkins

    Cindy, Lisa, Chris and families,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Aunt Francis was so sweet and gracious! We will remember her always having a smile on her face!
    May you be surrounded by God’s love and gentle care during this time of great sadness.

    Reply
  14. Amy Renfro

    She was such a wonderful lady. My deepest condolences to her family. I’m so, so sorry. Sending love and prayers.

    Reply
  15. Anne Beddingfield

    I wish to extend my deepest heartfelt sympathy for the loss of such a beautiful lady. I pray for peace and comfort for the precious family.

    Reply
  16. DeLois O'Neal Thompson

    Cindy, Lisa, Chris and families,
    The news is so heartbreaking. Ms Frances was a terrific, sweet, God loving woman. I have missed her so much at church. Her passing is a great loss for our church. Praying for you all during these hard days. Hugs and love.

    Reply
  17. Gayle Pridmore

    So very sorry for your loss. Ms Frances was beautiful outside and inside. I knew her from school at Highland Rim School. She was always smiling that sweet smile and was sweet to everyone. Prayers are for comfort during this time of loss and grief❤️

    Reply
  18. James Beddingfield

    A wonderful sweet lady who will be remembered. Sorry for you loss.

    Reply
  19. John Gibson

    Cindy, Lisa & Chris,

    We are deeply sorry to hear about Aunt Frances. You will be in our thoughts and prayers in the coming days.

    Richard & Becky

    Reply
  20. Cynthia Dunivan

    One of the dearest and most gracious ladies I ever had the pleasure of knowing. Our prayers go out for you comfort in the loss of your precious mother.
    Bob & Cindy Dunivan

    Reply
  21. Tony and Lereca Swinford

    We are sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family.

    Reply
  22. Joyce Johnson

    Frances was such a nice lady, we went to school together. If we ran into each other at Walmart we stoped to talk about our girls. Her family will be in my Prayers. Love to all of you. Joyce

    Reply
  23. Karen Gilliam

    Cindy, my sincere sympathy at the loss of your beloved Mother. Much love.

    Reply
  24. Amy Clark

    Hugs and Prayers in this loss of your Mom. Hold on to the sweet memories through the difficult days.

    Reply
  25. Wanda Shelton

    Such a sweet lady. I am so sorry for your loss.

    Reply

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