Chief Petty Officer Johnny Gibbs, Jr.
Published 10:23 pm Friday, April 27, 2007
Hospital Corpsman Chief Petty Officer Johnny Gibbs, Jr., of the United States Navy, 41, of 21 Threadleaf Terrace, Burlington, New Jersey, died Sunday April 22, 2007, at Northwest Hospital in Randallstown, Maryland.
A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Saturday April 28, 2007 in Metropolitan A.M.E. Zion Church on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. Rev. David Ollison will preside over the ceremony and the eulogy will be delivered by Rev. Guylester Harding Jr. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery.
Johnny Gibbs, Jr. was born July 23, 1965 in Washington, NC, to Johnny and Janice Harding Gibbs.
In 1983, Gibbs graduated from Washington High School in Washington, NC. After high school he served actively in the United States Navy as a Hospital Corpsman. He received an associate degree at Pitt Community College in Greenville, NC, and later completed a Bachelor of Science Degree in Diagnostic Imaging with a concentration in Administration at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA.
With a total of twenty four years of dutiful service, both active and reserve, Hospital Corpsman Chief Petty Officer Johnny Gibbs continued to serve our country until his departure. During his service, he carried the torch as unit training officer and as unit career counselor. He was mobilized for Operation Desert Storm and for Operations Enduring Freedom and Noble Eagle. He balanced his military career as a civilian by serving as a Clinical Research Manager for GE Healthcare in Princeton, New Jersey, where he coordinated clinical trials domestically and internationally.
Gibbs was a member of Mt. Olive A.M.E. Zion Church, a member of the Fraternal Order of Masons, and was involved in local and global humanitarian efforts.
Johnny Gibbs, Jr. leaves a loving family to cherish his memory: his parents, Johnny and Janice Harding Gibbs of Harding’s Village in Washington, NC; one brother, Reginald Gibbs of Greensboro, NC; and a host of family and friends.
The family will receive friends at the home of his parents, Johnny and Janice Harding Gibbs of Harding’s Village, 4664 U.S. Highway 264 East, Washington.
Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 Bonner Street, Washington, NC.