December 29, 1943 – September 24, 2022
Rosemary Dianne Johnson Gibson passed away Saturday, September 24, 2022, surrounded by her loving family in Climax, Georgia. Services for Dianne will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, September 27, at Magnolia Baptist Church, 1106 Magnolia Road, Whigham, Georgia. Reverend Jimmy Ausburn will officiate. Interment will follow at Pine Park Cemetery, 3783 Pine Park Street, Grady County, Georgia. John Gainous, John Eakin, Darryl Boyett, Wade Croley, Jerry Heard and Sam Fletcher will serve as porters. The family will receive friends one hour before the service, starting at 1:00 p.m.
Rosemary Dianne Johnson was born on December 29, 1943 in Climax, Georgia. She was predeceased by her parents, LV Johnson and Lavene Willis Johnson. Dianne graduated from Cairo High School, class of 1962. It was also the year she married the love of her life, Melton Eugene (Gene) Gibson. She and Gene took up residence and raised their son Derek in Climax until Gene’s death in 1991. Dianne was a talented seamstress and quilter. She worked for many years at the Jack Winter Company and later at Darwood Manufacturing. She was a textile engineer for Darwood. Diane was smart. She was also frank. If the need arose, she would give you her opinion! Diane was an excellent cook. Her chocolate pie, homemade macaroni and cheese, tomatoes and rice would win blue ribbons no matter the competition. True Southern anglers love to fish for Brim. She loved to fish and knew how to catch them. Dianne has sailed from Alaska to Holland and many, many places in between. She loved to travel and never met a stranger. She was a member of Magnolia Baptist Church. Dianne will be sadly missed by her loved family and many friends.
Dianne Gibson is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Derek and Kitty Gibson of Climax; brother, Dahl Johnson (Kay) of Cairo, Georgia; sister, Scewilla Elliott (Robert) of Fort Mitchell, Alabama; grandchildren, Erin Heard (Ben) of Bainbridge, Stephan Berry (Lacy) of Dothan, Alabama and Jesse Smith of Athens, Georgia; and great-grandchildren, Adelynn Heard, Carter Berry and Shelby Turner.
Online condolences can be sent to www.Coxfuneral.net. Cox Funeral Home making arrangements.