Mrs. Marie Gibbons
February 18, 1935 — March 23, 2022
Adams Funeral Home announces the passing of Marie Louise (Burgess) Gibbons, who passed away at Memorial Medical Health of Savannah, Georgia on Wednesday, March 23, 2022.
Marie was the former wife of Harrison Burgess and Samuel Gibbons. She was the only daughter of Mattie Pinkney Joyner and Marion Joyner. She was the only sister to five brothers, Marion Joyner, Jr., Joe Joyner, Abraham Joyner, Samuel Joyner and Drayton "Mutt" Joyner.
Marie was a second generation resident of the Southover/Liberty City community in Savannah, Georgia. She was a 1954 graduate of Beach High School and completed multiple certifications in early childhood learning.
Marie loved children, especially young children. She was employed at EOA Headstart of Savannah for almost 40 years and later became well-known as “Grandma Gibbons” while working at Temple of Glory Learning Center.
She is preceded in death by two of her children, a daughter, Carlotta (Burgess) Rice and a son, Torrence Burgess.
She is survived her loving sons, Harrison Burgess, Jr. and Timothy Burgess and a dedicated daughter, Stephanie Omega Burgess, all of Savannah. Four grandchildren, Jerome Burgess (Beaufort, SC), Erika Sanders (Savannah), Kelsey Burgess (Chicago, IL)and Everett (Andrea) Garcia (Charleston, SC). Six great grand-children: Michael Dominique Smart, Malique Garcia, and Nina Garcia, Connor Burgess, Chase Burgess, Camille Burgess and a host of nieces and nephews, cousins, family and friends.
Viewing will be from 12pm-2pm , Sunday March 27, 2022 at Adams Funeral Services 510 Stephenson Avenue, Savannah, Georgia 31405.
There will be a graveside service from 12pm - 1pm on Monday, March 28, 2022 at Greenwich Cemetery 330 Bonaventure Rd, Thunderbolt, Georgia 31404.
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