Sabeta Anne Padgett Gibbons, age 72, of Mobile, AL, died peacefully in her home on Sunday, February 17, 2019 after fearlessly fighting a thirteen-year battle with breast cancer.
“Beloved Bede”, as her dear friends named her, was born in Albuquerque, NM on April 18, 1946 to Charles Lanier and Anne Ruth Crowder Padgett. Raised under the Godly influence of her father, who was a pastor for many years and her mother who was also dedicated to the church, Bede chose a life of servanthood to the Lord.
She married Charles McKinley Gibbons, son of William McKinley Gibbons and Ivy Hayes and they began a life of service together to the Lord. Beloved Bede was a woman after God’s own heart. She dedicated her life to the Lord in every aspect. She loved working at her church and did so for many years. She was always volunteering, leading a class or taking a class or ministering in some other way because of her deep passion to learn and know more about her Savior and Lord Jesus Christ. The impact she had on so many people through her commitment and devotion to the Lord will forever be part of her legacy.
She also valued spending quality time with her husband, simply running errands and having coffee together. She adored being “Mimi” to four beautiful grandchildren who she loved dearly. Bede’s contagious smile and warm heart will not be forgotten. Her lifetime verse she often quoted to help her through difficult times was:
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, lean not on your own understanding, but in all your ways, acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths.” (Proverbs 3:5-6)
Preceding her in death are her parents and her nephew, Jon-Terence Lanier Padgett.
Leaving to cherish her memory are her husband of 51 years, Charles McKinley Gibbons; her son, Charles Scott Gibbons and his wife, Glenda; her daughter, Christy Evanne Gibbons Peters and her husband, Robert; her brother Terry Lanier Padgett and his wife, Carolyn; her brother, Joel Ray Padgett and his wife, Susan and her sister, Cindy Evanne Padgett Coggin and her husband, Lee. Also surviving are her grandchildren, Cameron Scott Gibbons, Collin Lanier Gibbons, McKinley Anne Peters and Riely Nelson Peters.
Services celebrating Bede’s life will be held Thursday, February 21, 2019 at Luke 4:18 Fellowship, 2664 Sollie Rd, Mobile, AL 36695, at 1:00 p.m. The family will receive friends before the service time beginning at 11:00 a.m. Officiating will be Dr. Fred Wolfe.
Though the family welcomes flowers, donations can be made to Luke 4:18 Fellowship, 2664 Sollie Rd, Mobile, AL 36695, in memory of Bede.
Expressions of condolence may be offered at www.hughesfh.com. Arrangements are by Hughes Funeral Home & Crematory, 7951 American Way, Daphne, AL, 36526.