Theresa Mae Gibson was born in Manatee County on May 15, 1951 to the late Hayward Williams and Fannie Mae Simon-Williams.
She attended the public school system of Manatee County and graduated from Lincoln High School, Palmetto Florida, in 1969.Evangelist Gibson was wed in Holy Matrimony to the late Perry Leroy Gibson in 1985. She was a loyal and loving wife until his passing in 2010.
Theresa accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Savior in 1964. She was baptized and filled by the Holy Spirit so much that the Spirit overflowed. She attended the Pentecostal Church of Holiness for a season. In 1976, God anointed her to become one of the Founding Pillars of Temple of Faith Deliverance and Salvation. The Blessings of God endowed her as she served as secretary, treasurer, Youth Pastor, and children’s choir director. Theresa was also a member of the Nationally renowned musicalgroup the “Simon Gospel Singers” where she had the opportunity to serve and honor the Lord by sharing her anointed, joyful gift of praise.
In 2004, Evangelist Gibson answered the call of service and joined Praise and Deliverance Ministries International, Inc. Theresa was fundamental in organizing events and fundraisers in addition to leading Bible Study groups and Sunday School services. Her greatest joy in ministry was Praising God. Theresa’s devotion and love unto the Lord was as infectious as her joyful laughter. She served as a faithful member of the PDMI praise team.
Evangelist Gibson, a diligent builder of the Kingdom of God, was deeply committed to the community. She was a mentor to the youth and served as Chaplain for the Manatee CountyDepartment of Juvenile Justice. Her collaboration in the conception of Youth for Christ, Manatee County, was paramount to its success. At YFC, Theresa was Co-Director of programssuch as the Campus for Life Breakfast Club and the Universityfor Suspended Students. Evangelist Gibson was employed for 12 years with the Manatee County School Board as a school bus monitor until her retirement. Through mentorship she impacted and changed the lives of countless youth.
Evangelist Gibson was gifted in multiple professions. This is reflected in her life’s work. Theresa was a skilled seamstress and was known for her sense of fashion. Not only did she design her personal fashions, but also custom designed the wardrobe of the Simon Gospel Singers. Her love and talent for fashion inspired her to work at Maas Brothers Department Store where she worked as a security guard for many years. Theresa became a self-employed cosmetologist and created “Terri’s Traveling Cosmetologist Care.” The spirit of entrepreneurship thrust her into event-planning activities which included catering services in the community.
Evangelist Theresa Mae Gibson served her life as a faithful disciple of Christ and worked diligently as an Evangelist, Minister, and Intercessory Prayer Warrior. She was always willing and overjoyed to share the Gospel with everyone she encountered. Evangelist Theresa Mae Gibson was a blessing to All and will be Dearly missed.
Theresa is rejoined in Heaven with…
Parents: Hayward Williams and Fannie Mae Simon-Williams
Husband: Perry Gibson
Son: Tory Gibson
Sister: Virginia Williams
She leaves to mourn…
Sons: Richard Mitchell (Kelli), Quincy Gibson (Jeanie) andLincy Gibson (Jessyca).
Siblings: Ella Francis Green (Robert), Thomas Lee Williams,Edward Williams (Mary) Isaac Williams (Novella) Benjamin Williams (Gwen) and Robert D. Williams (Gwen).
Grandchildren: Kamryn, Camille, Quincy Junior, Maeleah and Broden Gibson. Christian and Quintin Zanders.
She leaves behind a host of godchildren, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, church members and friends.
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