Funeral services for Daisy B. Gipson will be held Saturday, March 10, 2012 at noon at the 14th District Building, 311 Bailey Street. Elder David Stutson will be officiating.
Mother Daisy B. Gipson was born to Mr. Henry and Marzella Terrell Batton, June 3, 1923, in Minden. She was the second of 12 siblings.
On Dec. 23, 1947, she married Mr. Gladney Gipson. This union lasted until his demise in 1981. From this union, five children were born.
At an early age, she realized she needed a personal relationship with the Lord. She was saved and baptized with the Holy Ghost at Long Spring Church of God In Christ under the pastorage of Elder C.W. Johnson, where she remained until becoming one of the founding members of Crichton Hill Church of God in Christ.
Mother Gipson served at Crichton Hill Church as church mother, Sunday school superintendent and Bible Band teacher under the leadership of the late Elder Moore and Elder David Stutson. Mother Gipson also worked untiringly as a prayer warrior, meeting Tuesday and Friday mornings with her fellow prayer warriors, Missionary Minnie Grider and the late Missionary Mildred Harris at Crichton Hill Church.
In addition to her church work, Mother Gipson worked as a cafeteria worker in Webster Parish schools where she retired after 18 years of service. Mother Gipson took many family members in her home, with the approval of her husband, and was a mother to them all.
After more than 50 years of service to her church, family, and community, on March 4, 2012, God saw the road was getting rough and Mama or "Bell" as she was affectionately called by most who knew her, closed her eyes and slipped away to be with Jesus.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Marzell Batton; husband, Deacon Gladney Gipson; brothers, Grady Batton Sr. and Henry Batton Jr.; sisters, Dezzie Sanders, Essie Mae Rhymes, Rosie Batton and Icie Mae Ford.
Mother Gipson leaves to cherish her precious memory sons, Raymond Gipson (Carolyn), Killeen Texas, Larry Gipson (Kathy) Minden and Russell Gipson (Cheryl), Frisco, Texas; daughters, Chris Gipson and Charlotte Jackson (Rickey), Minden; sisters, Judy Hudson, whom she reared as her own, Brenda Willis (John), Sibley, Marie Willis and Mary Gill (Tom), Minden; brother, Robert Batton, Minden; 12 grandchildren, one whom she raised Joseph "Keith" Gipson, Baton Rouge; five great-grandchildren; and two individuals that were like her own daughters, Ms. Brenda Gipson, Jackson, Mississippi and Ms. Beverly Gipson, Killeen, Texas; numerous saints, relatives and friends.
Mother Gipson will be remembered for her favorite sayings "Yall need to pray and be saved, because God has been good to me."