Born December 29, 1918, at Stirrat, she was a daughter of the late Fred and Settie Wilson. Also preceding her in death was her husbands, R.C. Burress and James Gibson; one daughter, Myrtle Gibson; one step-daughter, Della Wells; one step-son, Richard Burress; one sister, Inez Smith; two brothers, Willis and Woodrow Wilson, and one son-in-law, Homer Manns.
A member of the Kitchen Community Church, Gladys taught Sunday School for many years. She enjoyed gardening and canning.
Those left to cherish her memory include one daughter, Nancy Manns of Chapmanville; two step-daughters, Naoma Burress of Florida and Delores Burress of Lyburn; three sons, Jimmie (Mickie) Gibson, Manuel (Thelma) Gibson and Billie Gibson, all of Chapmanville; two step-sons, George (Ruth) Burress of North Carolina and Jerry Burress of Florida; eight grandchildren, Marty, Michael, Edward, Richard, Darrel, Don, Reta and Sandra, and numerous great-grandchildren whom she loved dearly.
A celebration of Gladys’ life will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, July 2, at the Kitchen Community Church at Chapmanville with Gary Browning officiating. She will be laid to rest in the John Thompson Cemetery at McConnell.
Pallbearers will be family and friends.
The family will receive friends from 6-10 p.m. Thursday at the church.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Freeman Funeral Home of Chapmanville.