JoeAnn Gibson was born August 3, 1939 in Kansas City, Kansas to Dorothy (Nanny) and Wilbert (Pete) Gibson. She was preceded in death by both parents, her daughter, Leandre Gibson and brother, Wilbert Gibson Jr.
JoeAnn was educated in the Kansas City, Kansas school district. She began her education at Douglas Elementary School. She then attended Northeast Junior High School and graduated from Sumner High School, class of 1957. She later went on to receive her Associate degree at Kansas City Kansas Community College.
JoeAnn enlisted into the United States Navy. Upon realizing this was not her calling, she returned home to Kansas City, Kansas and began working at Pattersen McGrath Dental Company for many years. An opportunity arose for JoeAnn to work at Delco Battery. She then transferred to General Motors, Fairfax Plant, where she retired in 2004.
JoeAnn loved to travel and was known for her cooking skills. She was a member of the Red Hat Society, also a member of the UAW and enjoyed going to the Vernon Center. She always enjoyed family gatherings and was often the life of the party. She also enjoyed collecting African American dolls. She amassed quite the collection.
During JoeAnn’s retirement, she liked to keep busy. She did so by reading, doing puzzles, going out to dinner (Hint: Red Hat Society).
Her memory will be cherished by her daughters, Tiel Sanders; Mia Gibson; son, Cedric Gibson all of Kansas City, Kansas; sisters, Shirley Godbold of Colorado Springs, Colorado; Phyllis Roath and Larry Gibson of Kansas City, Kansas; grandchildren, Kia White (Abifarin) of Honolulu, Hawaii; La Sandra Daniels of Overland Park, Kansas; Deandre Everett of Kansas City, Missouri; Marcus Allen and Arielle Everett of Kansas City, Kansas; Shariah Gibson (Denzel) of Odenton, Maryland and Mya Allen of Kansas City, Kansas; great grandchildren, Lauryn, Carter, Avery, Kennedy Scott; Marcel and Messiah Allen; Zyrah Collier and Drake Everett; her best friend, Joyce Collins Sewell as well as a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.