Elmodest “Marty” Gibbs was born on Nov. 15, 1965, to the late Bertis Garner and Mose Gibbs in Folkston. Elmodest grew up in Silco and was educated in the Camden County public school system.
He passed away on Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, at Southeast Georgia Healthcare System in Brunswick.
He was preceded in death by both parents; one sister, Mosella Gibbs; and two brothers, Frank and Henry “Leon” Gibbs.
He leaves to mourn his passing seven sisters, Idell (Roger) Mackey, Diane Garner, Sadie Rhone, Cheryl (Cornelius) Mobley, Sherri (Kenneth) McClendon, Lizzie Mitchell and Gussie Gibbs; three brothers, Oliver (Willeva) Strickland, Mayfield (Barbara) Garner and Tommy Garner; two children, Markia Gibbs and Martez Buie; one grandson, Denim Best; three devoted friends, Maurice Sullivan, Mark Geter and Aaron Hamilton; in addition to a host of nieces, nephews, other loving relatives, sorrowing friends and acquaintances.
There will not be a wake/visitation. Remains will lie in state one hour prior to funeral services.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at Camden Avenue Church of God on Camden Avenue in Woodbine. Interment in Woodbine Cemetery.
Professional services entrusted to Royal Funeral Home Inc. in Jesup.