Elder Gibson was a spiritual son to our founding pastor,
Elder Calvin Jeffries. He worked tirelessly to renovate the building
that we have worshipped in for the past 30 years.
He was a good friend and fellow laborer and he will be dearly missed
Lee Irving Gibson, son of the late Horace G. Gibson, Sr. and the late Rev. Mother Lexie L. Gibson was born May 27, 1944 in Trenton, NJ.He departed this life on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at home.
Elder Gibson was a lifelong resident of Trenton. He was educated in the Trenton Public School System and graduated in 1962 from Trenton Central High School, the same year in which he ran hurdles in the Penn Relays. He continued his educated at Howard University and graduated Trenton State College in 1974 with a BA degree in Business Administration.
On June 26, 1976 he married the love of his life, the former Madeline Williams and with their union they have 4 children – Kelly, Berkley, Lea and Lexis.Having been a member of the Church of the Lord Jesus House of Prayer under the tutelage of Rev. Lexie L. Gibson, and the Holy Cross COCWIH under the leadership of Bishop Joseph B. Walker, Lee was ordained an Elder of the Church of God in Christ on March 8, 1999 and was a member of Holy Nazarene COGIC.
He was a self-employed contractor, developer and educator. Whatever his hands found to do, Lee did it with all of his heart, all of his soul and all of his might.As a lifelong resident, he was very active in the community.He was a member of the Cavaliers Drill Team, Bo-Gents, and 100 Black Republicans.He was active in School Board Politics, the Mercer County Black Business Association, Developer of the Lexie L. Gibson Residential Building, Parent Advocate of the College Bound Program, Instructor at the Martin House and Isles having received his certification to teach carpentry from the Ohio State University.
He is predeceased by his parents, Horace G. & Rev. Mother Lexie L Gibson; brothers, McKinley, Edward H. and Horace G. Gibson, Jr.; sisters, Zelma Gibson and Elder Doris (Clarence) Pryor and his father and mother-in-law Frederick & Catherine Williams, Sr. He leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 40 years, Madeline Gibson, three daughters, Kelly Pinkston – Renton, WA: Lea Gibson, Lexis (Martel) Gibson-Brown – all of Trenton, NJ; one son, Berkley (Jenee) Baker – Lawrenceville, GA; nine grandchildren, Kelsi Pinkston, Miguel Rocha; Josiah, Amanda and Amarie Baker; Bradley Cooper and McKenzie, McKale and Mason Brown; one brother, Harvey J. (Phrizell) Gibson, Sr., one sister, Esther P. Ward; two sisters-In-law, Violet June Gibson and Thomasine (Frederick) Preston, one brother-In-law, Fredrick (Bettye) Williams, Jr.; and a host of uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, cousins and friends, including his nephew and close friend, Marvin W. Gibson and close friends Julius Campbell and Dr. John Fizer