Raymond Gibbs

Raymond Lester Gibbs

Sunday, July 7th, 1940 - Saturday, November 23rd, 2019
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Raymond Lester Gibbs, 79, passed November 23, 2019. Raymond was born in Swan Quarter, NC to the late Latham Gibbs and Mary Armstrong Gibbs. Raymond knew how to fill a room with laughter and a garage with spare parts. He worked for years for the Local 147 Operating Engineers as an operator and mechanic. If you asked him, he single handedly built every tunnel and bridge in Virginia.

Raymond is preceded in death by his loving wife of 53 years Betty Jo Gibbs. He is survived by his three children, Sharon Waller (Don), Joseph Gibbs (Kathy), and Lisa Douglas (Ryan); ten grandchildren who he loved and adored, Jeffrey, Robyn, Danielle,Christie, Brandy, Justin, Megan,Jessica, Jonathan and Lillie Jo; 13 great-grandchildren, Brittney, Gabriella, Holly, Summer, Addison, Olivia, Ainsley, Layna, Jay, Felicity,Michaela, Jaxon, Annabelle; along with his surviving siblings, Gladys, Alfred(Dorthy), Diantha, and Bradley(Judy); and numerous other family and friends.

A service to celebrate his life will be held Friday, November 29, 2019 at 3 p.m. at Graham Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 1112 Kempsville Road, Chesapeake with Pastor Buddy Hoggard officiating. Please visit to view the service and to send words of encouragement to the family.
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  • Service

    Friday, November 29th, 2019 | 3:00pm
    Friday, November 29th, 2019 3:00pm
    Graham Funeral Home
    1112 Kempsville Road
    Chesapeake, VA 23320
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  • Reception

    Graham Funeral Home
    1112 Kempsville Road
    CHESAPEAKE, VA 23320
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    The family will receive friends following the service and everyone is invited to join them in the reception center at the funeral home.


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Lessie Braziel

Posted at 01:50pm
To the family of Raymond Gibbs,so sorry to hear about your loss.Praying for you all.I know he will be greatly missed. Lessie Braziel

Sharon & Elmer jones

Posted at 10:50am
Our thoughts and prayers 🙏🙏

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