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Nettie Geraldine Gibbs

August 19, 1937 — May 10, 2023

Nettie Geraldine Gibbs, 85 of Taylorville, Ill. went to be with her Lord at 10:09 p.m. on Wednesday, May 10, 2023 at her home in Taylorville, surrounded by her family.

Geraldine was born on August 19, 1937 in Pelham, Tenn., to the late Morris Hill and Leora Lane. She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, sisters, and one granddaughter, Stephanie McGee.

She was married to Edwin R. Gibbs of Taylorville. Geraldine is survived by her five children: Judith Hill of Taylorville, Ill.; Janice Ramirez (Peter) of Garden City, Kansas; a son, Chris Gibbs of Hayes, Virginia; Laurie Reische (Nathan) of Rochester, Ill.; Maria Gibbs of Taylorville, Ill.; as well as twenty grandchildren, twenty-seven great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren.

Geraldine was a gospel singer and played both the piano and guitar. She liked to make trips to Tennessee and spend time with her mother and many nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held on Monday, May 15, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. at Glen Haven Memorial Gardens in Taylorville, IL with Pastor Dennis Metsker officiating.

Memorials in her honor may be made to March of Dimes.

Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements. Please sign their guestbook at

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