WADESBORO Mrs. Elizabeth Gibbons Barbee, 99, died Thursday, December 5 2019 at Novant Presbyterian Hospital in Matthews.
Funeral services will be 2:00pm Friday, December 13, 2019 at Deep Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Mark Perko officiating. Interment will follow in Anson Memorial Park.
The family will greet friends one hour prior to the service Friday at the church.
Elizabeth was born June 21, 1920 in Washington, DC, a daughter of the late George Cardinal Gibbons and the late Edith Tippett Gibbons.
While she worked for many years alongside her husband as the bookkeeper for their trucking business, her most loved career was that of homemaker and mother. She enjoyed having a garden and took great pleasure in the canning and freezing of her gardens bounty, this was also something she and her husband enjoyed doing together.
She was very craft-minded. She was an excellent basket weaver, making baskets out of vines and pine needles, as well as, growing and arranging flowers and making decorative wreaths. However, she was most noted in her community for that of being an artist. Her paintings have been admired by many and one of her pencil drawings of one of the first Deep Creek Church buildings hangs on display in the church today.
Surviving are her children, Edwin Barbee (Darleen) of Huntingtown, MD and Vivian Coxe of Titusville, PA; her grandchildren, Tracy Thompson (Doug) of Woodland, TX, Shannon Barbee of Annapolis, MD, John Barbee (Jenny) Severn, MD, Robert Coxe of Titusville, PA, Tammy Duval (Charlie) of Millsboro, DE, Christine Chandler (Clark) of Severna Park, MD and Scott Barbee of Surry, ME; 5 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Foy Barbee, her son Vincent Barbee (his wife Sandy is surviving) and her sister, Jessie Huntington.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Deep Creek Baptist Church, 3245 Deep Creek Rd., Wadesboro, NC 28170.
The arrangements are in care of Leavitt Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at www.leavittfh.com