OBITUARY: Linnie Ella Hall Gibbs

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Linnie Ella Hall Gibbs

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday afternoon, August 7, 2021 at 3:30 p.m. from the chapel of the Taylor Funeral Home. Rev. Roderick Davison, eulogist. Place of rest will be in the East Dickson Cemetery. Public viewing will begin on Friday, August 6, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. Visitation with her family will be on Saturday beginning at 2:30 p.m. until time of service.

Ms. Linnie, age 101, of Dickson, TN died peacefully on August 4, 2021 at Tri-Star Horizon Medical Center after a short stay.

She was born March 27, 1920 in Dickson, Tennessee, and was the daughter of the late Edward and Mary Evans Hall. She was preceded in death by her brother, Robert S. (Sonny Boy) Hall. Ms. Linnie was educated in Dickson County Schools and was a 1944 graduate of Hampton High School. She was the last living member of her class.

After high school graduation, Ms. Linnie moved to Chicago, IL to live and work there for some 20 years and then came back home to care for her mother, Mrs. Mary Hall, who lived to be 102. Ms. Linnie was a long-time employee of Hodges Jewelers with 25 years of service. She was a faithful member of the New Hope Baptist Church in Dickson, member of the Pioneer Club, and strong supporter of the NAACP.

Ms. Linnie was a kind, sweet-spirited lady who always welcomed you with a smile. She loved her Dickson and would find her at so many community functions. She was crowned Hampton High Queen in August 2018.

She is survived by her devoted cousins; Linda M. McMurtry of Chicago, IL, many other devoted cousins. And a host of other relatives and friends. Other than her parents and brother, she was preceded in death by her cousins; Dorothy Jean Jackson and Margaret A. Brown.

A special thank you to special caregivers and friends; Bessie Hannah, Jacqueline Horner, Mother Irene Adams, Carol Grimes, and Idella Sanders for all their love and care.

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