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In Memory Of Our Poets

Martha Virginia Gibbons (Rawlinson) (1930-2016) - Class Of 1949

Virginia Gibbons Rawlinson, 85, of Montgomery passed away February 11, 2016. She was born December 5, 1930 in Montgomery, Alabama.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Lamar Rawlinson, her parents, Homer Gaston Gibbons Sr. and Wanda Gibbons, and her brother, Homer Gibbons Jr., all of Montgomery.

She is survived by her daughters Kim Rawlinson, Jan (Steve) Steele, and Nancy Brown, all of Montgomery, grandchildren, Diane (Adam) Brett, Scott Steele, Lindsay Steele, and Katie (Chris) Lauderdale, and three great-grandchildren, Hayley Steele, Alexis and Logan Lauderdale. The family wishes to express great appreciation to her long-time caregiver, Sherrelle Anderson.

Virginia was a natural athlete and loved sports. At Lanier High School, she was a cheerleader, played basketball, volleyball, and tennis. She was also a huge Alabama fan.

The family will receive friends on Monday, February 15, 2016 at Frazer Memorial United Methodist Church in Montgomery from 9:30am-10:30am. Funeral services will begin immediately after at 10:30 am with John Ed Mathison officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Steve Steele, Scott Steele, Adam Brett, Chris Lauderdale, Robert Brownell, and Johnny Brownell, and Michael Moskowitz, Sr.

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