Linda Marlene Underwood Gibson passed on Saturday May 27th, 2017 after a lengthy battle with metastatic breast cancer of the bones, at the ripe youthful age of 58. Marlene was born in Decatur, Georgia where she attended Towers High School, and she received her associate degree from Georgia Perimeter College. She began working at Smith, Cavin, and Corbin, LLC, where she had been a loyal employee for the past 39 years. She met her husband, Harry Lee Gibson III, in 1979 and they married in 1982. They just celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary this May. They have attended Lawrenceville First Baptist Church for over 25 years, where they raised their three daughters. Marlene was a member of the choir and loved by everyone at the church. Many can remember her kindness, strength and joyful spirit, including her daughters: “Our mother could easily be described as a woman of strong opinion. However, you’d be smart to listen to her, because she was often right. She kept life simple. She was easily content on the tennis courts or sitting in a quiet movie theater. She valued the important things in life like faith, family and a little southern charm. She carried herself with a grace that we always admired and that we all hope to one day mirror. We remember watching her get herself fixed up for church in the most beautiful dresses. She was a stunner. That is how we will picture her until the day we get to see her again in Heaven!” Survived by: Husband - Harry Lee Gibson III, daughters – Ashley Lauren McIlvaine, Caitlin Ann Gibson, Christy Lee Gibson, Son in Law – John David McIlvaine, Sister – Donna Gay Gura Preceded by: Father – James Underwood, Mother – Imogene Pelt, Sister – Joan Caren Hively In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation, in memory of Linda, to Lawrenceville First Baptist Church Benevolence Fund.

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  1. May God bless you and comfort you all at this most trying time. Marlene was so strong! A true Believer and Minister of Christ. You are all in our prayers. We love you!

  2. I cared so much for Marlene – we go back so many years as she was instrumental in teaching me the profession we both shared. I covered for her when the girls were born! We kept in touch all these years and Harry became my accountant. She is of course in God’s care and is no longer suffering. She had such a love for the Lord and is home now. We all will miss her terribly and I pray for God’s peace and grace to the family.

  3. May God’s grace and comfort surround you all, even as we rejoice in Marlene’s healing. You all remain in our hearts and prayers!

  4. Getting to know Marlene and her family these past 15 years was an important highlight of our lives. She taught us so much about what was important in life and how to deal with life’s problems, even if it seemed cruel at times. She would tell anyone to rely heavily on the strength and power of her Holy God as she demonstrated with every breath of life. We pray sincerely for the family in these difficult days to come.

  5. May God wrap his arms around your family at this time. May your memories comfort you during the coming weeks. Linda and Robby Kent

  6. I am praying for the family at the loss of Marlene, wife and mother who loved our Lord.
    She is now with our Lord and we will all see her one day.
    We are all sad, but she is rejoicing !

  7. We are so sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort continue to be with you and your family during this difficult time. We all look forward to a better day when death will be no more -Rev 21:4. Our prayers are with you.

  8. May God hold all of you tight in his arms and continue to give you comfort during this difficult time. Shelton and Cheryl Morrison

  9. Dear Harry and precious girls, Your Mom was an amazing woman who I loved and adored. I have pictures of her pregnant with Ashley in the recovery room with me as we celebrated the birth of our first daughter! while thinking and sharing about what was to come for both of us! Thanking God for the blessing of being Moms! Starting our families! Marlene and I played a lot of softball for the Hansell Post Team and she was a strong competitor always! Watching she and Harry dating was a joy! I share these thoughts and memories while my heart is hurting for you. Marlene was a beautiful soul, a beautiful person, inside and out. I am here for you always! Sending all of you love and prayers!!

  10. Harry and Family,

    Our sincere thoughts and prayers are for you. Marlene was truly amazing and surely loved by all who came in contact with her. May the Holy Spirit strengthen you during this difficult time. With love and prayers for you all.

  11. May God bless you all with His comfort and peace as you remember Marlene with absolute admiration of her love for her savior, Jesus Christ.

  12. “They that love beyond the world cannot be separated by it. Death cannot kill what never dies.” ~ Williams Penn

    Your family our in our hearts and prayers.

  13. We are praying for you all. I think of the verse from 1 Thessalonians 4:13: …we (believers) grieve, but not as those who have no hope. Our hope is in Jesus, and we know Marlene is with Him. We will see her again in her glorified and totally healthy body.

  14. “Perfect love expels all fear.” 1st John 4:18
    Ms. Marlene was the truest example of a warrior. She put her all into Jesus and her faith, and never showed an ounce of fear with whatever trial she endured. For now she is home, but will forever be our friend and inspiration. We love you, your family, and know that one day we will see you again.

  15. Harry, Ashley, Caitlin & Christy – I loved Marlene so much and will miss her very much, although we haven’t spent much time together in the last several years, which I deeply regret. Tommy and I will keep you in our hearts and prayers and we both love the family very much!

  16. Harry and family, we are so sorry for your loss! Marlene was so special so sweet and kind to everyone she met!! God Bless!

  17. Harry – my friend – We go back many years to the days of Umpiring A.S.A Softball. I remember when you umpired softball and Marlene played softball. That’s how y’all found each other. Softball was good for something. I remember y’all dating, getting married and having the girls. The years have gone by so fast. I was shocked when I received a phone call today from John Herring telling me about Marlene’s passing.
    Unfortunately I am in Washington for the Memorial Day Harley Davidson Rally and will not be back until Thursday June 1st.
    I am truly sorry I can’t be there during this difficult time. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  18. Harry, Ashley, Caitlin, Christy and Family,
    My sincere thoughts and prayers are with you and your family! Sending love and hugs!

  19. My deepest condolences to her family.
    Marlene was the most easygoing likable person I have ever known. Everyone in our community always witnessed and chatted about how great she is. We will always remember her; she loved her family, fun loving, hard working and tennis.
    Our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  20. To the Gibson family, please accept our sympathy. Our hope is that you will be comforted by scriptures such as at John 5:28, 29 and 1 Corinthians 1:3, 4. These true future promises from Almighty God have helped us during our sad times., as we await the realization of this hope.

  21. Harry, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this time of loss. Praying for peace for all of you, and that your memories will help keep her presence with you always.

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