Melvin McNeal Gibson, 55, a resident and native of Franklin, LA., passed away Thursday, June 29, 2017 at his residence at 3:07 PM.
Visitation will be observed on Saturday, July 8, 2017 from 10:00 AM until funeral services at 1:00 PM at the Jones Funeral Home 1101 Main Street Franklin, LA, Reverend Charles Spann will officiate the services. Burial will follow funeral services in the Lutheran Cemetery in Franklin, LA.
Memories of Melvin will forever remain in the hearts of his daughter, Shenik Barkey of Franklin, LA; three brothers, Larry Murry and his wife, Doris of Chesapeake, VA, Roosevelt Freeman and his wife, Stella of Houston, TX, Frederick Gibson of Franklin, LA; three sisters, Cathy Sam, Delbra Brown, and Darlene Gibson all of Franklin, LA; four uncles, Clifford Starks, Eddie Freeman and his wife, Diane, Eugene Freeman and his wife, Gertrude all of Franklin, LA and James Stark of Houston, TX; eight aunts, Clara Stark, Leotha Butler, Joyce Hutcherson, Victoria Vining, Carrie Madison, Melva Freeman, Minister Ruby Griffin and Catherine Williams all of Franklin, LA; two grandchildren; his former wife, Valerie Hunt Gibson of Lafayette, LA and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard Gibson and Margie Freeman Gibson; one sister, Cynthia Morris; two brothers, Leonard Gibson, Jr. and Jimmy Williams; two nephews, Dejuan Bias and Terrance Gibson; one niece, Emma Ayala and both his maternal and paternal grandparents.