Yvonne Dunn Gibson

October 25, 1949 ~ June 20, 2021 (age 71)


Yvonne Dunn Gibson, 71, of Rockingham, NC, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on June 20th, 2021.  She was born in Rockingham, NC on October 25, 1949 to James Bernard Dunn and Lillian Kelly Dunn.

Yvonne was a devoted homemaker who fiercely gave her all while raising a family with the love of her life, Rodney Lee Gibson, Sr.  Rodney recalls the first time he saw Yvonne when he was just a young boy, walking down the street.  He looked over and saw Yvonne swinging and thought to himself, “she sure is a beautiful girl.” A few years later, they began courting and were married on September 3rd, 1965.  Yvonne was the family’s biggest cheerleader and constant supporter. She especially enjoyed spoiling her grandchildren who lovingly called her, “Mammy.”  She was dedicated to bringing the family together for the holidays and was committed to build a life full of special memories with her loved ones.  She was an avid cook and baker.  When her grandchildren were visiting, she was always teaching them a new recipe and never sent them home without her yummy goodies. The family will miss her decadent thin layer chocolate cake and her famous “Mammy’s” spaghetti.  She was a firecracker and the life of the party everywhere she went.  She will be sorely missed.

She is survived by her husband Rodney Lee Gibson, Sr., with whom she lovingly shared the last 56 years of her life. She is also survived by children Rhonda Gibson Simmons (Mike), Rodney Lee Gibson, Jr. (Hope), Shannon Gibson Stanley (Eric), and David Chadwick Gibson (Nikki). Her grandchildren include Bridgett and Blair Simmons; Piper Goode; Corbin, Daegan, and Sullivan Gibson; and step-grandchild Lily Stanley. She also leaves behind her brothers, Lacy Dunn and Jimmy Dunn.  She was preceded in death by her parents named above, and her sisters, Helen Cafferetta, Evelyn Brown, and Arlene “Peachie” Sikes.  

Visitation will be held Wednesday, June 23rd, from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Watson-King Funeral Home in Rockingham, NC.  Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, June 24th, at 11:00 am at Beverly Hills Baptist Church in Rockingham, NC. Interment will follow immediately at Richmond Memorial Park.  All who loved Yvonne can visit other times at the family home - 
917 Hillcrest Drive, Rockingham NC.

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