Joy Fern Gibson Evans, 95 of Linden, Texas formerly of Gainesville Texas was welcomed in the arms of her heavenly father on October 5, 2022. She was born on January 1, 1927, in Arkinda, Arkansas to Garman Grider and Grace (Johnson) Grider. Joy was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church of Gainesville.
Preceded in death by husbands, Anthom Gibson and Clarence Evans; four precious grandchildren, Chris Gibson, Scott Wilhoit, Cody Evans, and Josh Gray; sister, Ethel Fairless; brothers, Floyd Dimmit, Marvin Grider, R.P. Grider, R.D. Grider and Denson Grider.
Joy is survived by her daughter, Nita Gray, and late Bill Gray; son, Harless Gibson and wife, Charlene Gibson; daughter, Janie Harvey and husband, Richard Harvey; son, Keith Evans. She had17 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by sister-in-law Charlene Grider and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 8, 2022, at 1:00 pm at Meador Funeral Home Chapel, 1204 E. California Street, Gainesville, Texas. Visitation will begin an hour before the start of the service. Interment will be at Fairview Cemetery, Gainesville, Texas. Reverend Darrell McIntyre officiating.