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Boston “BJ” Gibbs, Jr.

April 30, 1933 - May 22, 2021

Boston “BJ” Gibbs, Jr. was born on April 30, 1933, in Florence, SC, to Boston Gibbs and Lottie (Lavia) Hyman Hugee. “Uncle BJ” and “Ole Man” as he was affectionately known by his family, was raised by his grandmother, Thelma Gibbs.

BJ attended Gibbs High School in South Carolina. At the age of 15, he joined the military by using his brother’s birthdate and saying that he was 17 years old. BJ quickly realized that the military life was not for him. So, he wrote his mother a letter asking her to sign him out. Her reply was “I didn’t sign you in and I’m not going to sign you out. You have to do this time!” BJ went on to serve 3 years in the U.S. Army.

In 1954, in Pamplico, SC, BJ met the love of his life, Georgia Ellis. They were married on November 8, 1955. In 1957, Boston and Georgia migrated to Brooklyn, New York. It was there, where they had their six children; three sons (Dennis, Stanley, and Kendall) and three daughters (Michelle, Felicia, and LeKeicha).

On September 25, 1965, BJ made the most important decision of his life. After coming to know about God’s promises for mankind, such as no more sickness, no more death, and endless life on a paradise earth. He put his former life and ways behind him and dedicated his life to Jehovah God and symbolized it by water baptism!

 His favorite scripture was Proverbs 3:5,6 it says “Trust in Jehovah with all your heart, And do not rely on your own understanding. In all your ways take notice of him, And he will make your paths straight.”

BJ was an extremely hard worker and provider for his family. He worked at CERRO Wire and Cable Company where he did electrical work. BJ was a firm, strong, kind, loving and spiritual minded father and father-n-law. His knowledge, guidance and practical wisdom was the foundation of his family. He loved spending time with his family. He showed his children, nieces, and nephews how to drive long distance, especially when traveling south for vacations. His famous words were “stay in the middle and drive the speed limit.” Some of his hobbies were fishing, checkers, and BJ especially loved playing cards. He was an avid Spades and Bid Whiz player. He had a reputation as a fierce “trash talker” when playing cards.

BJ will truly be missed by a myriad of nieces, nephews, extended family, friends, and loved ones. Uncle BJ had various nicknames for his nieces, and nephews. Those nieces and nephews know who they are.

BJ was preceded in death by two sisters and one brother. He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Georgia Mae Gibbs; daughters, Michelle Heath (William), Felicia Gibbs, and LeKeicha Williams; sons, Dennis Gibbs, Stanley Gibbs, and Kendall Gibbs; grandchildren, Theresa Gibbs, Demetrius Heath (Brielle), DaJi Gibbs, DeVaughn Heath, De’Arius Williams, Justin Gibbs, Dhanarie Gibbs, Diamond Williams, Deonte Heath, Da’Naya Williams, Dhakayla Heath, and D’Kendra Gibbs; great grandchildren, Demi Rose Heath, Amari Heath, Yasmin Williams, Dakota Heath, and Malanie Ruth Gibbs; and faithful canine companion, Chanel.

All services will be held privately.

Family members and friends who are unable to attend BJ’s service can live stream the service anytime after 1:30 pm on Saturday, May 29, 2021, on Zoom via meeting ID 815-5231-1139 and password 238834.

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37 Condolences for Boston “BJ” Gibbs, Jr.

  • My condolences to the family. Uncle BJ will truly be missed.

  • The video was very beautiful as well as the obituary. Death is never easy but the pain turns into beautiful memories that we can cherish. Sleep in Jehovah memory until you hear the call, BJ get up.

    Love Rhonda & William Carter

  • Mr. Bj as I called you. We had so many good times. I was happy you told me you were proud of me. I definitely look forward to seeing you again. You were my spades partner, as we always said GAMETIME! You will be missed truly

  • I am so sorry for your loss. Remember paradise is soon to come. As Revelations 21:4 says, no more death, pain, or tears. At John 5:28,29, the resurrection hope. We’ll see him again soon. Such a beautiful video of him and the family.

  • To the family of Uncle BJ,

    May God give you strength during this difficult time!
    Prayerfully,
    Family of the late Lottie (Levy) Hyman Hugee
    Pamplico, South Carolina

  • My most sincerest condolences to the Gibbs, Heath, and Williams families. Brother Gibbs will most certainly be missed. I recall with great fondness how when I would see him at the Hall, he would say, “Lookin’ sharp, Brown!” He would always comment on my colorful bow ties. I will miss that, and I look forward to seeing him again in paradise just as God has promised.

  • Yakime & I are so sad to hear our dear sweet brother Gibbs went to sleep. But we know what brings us such comfort & keeps the sting of death from being overwhelming: Is knowing, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that you will be reunited with your dad sooner than you think!
    That obituary is beautiful, but our Bro. BJ’s story isn’t over!

    We love your family very much!

  • May Jehovah’s spirit help you Sis. Gibbs and your family as you try to adjust to this extremely difficult time. Death is indeed an enemy as the bible says. But in just a little while Jehovah will cause to become, his purpose and bring back Bro. Gibbs in perfection to enjoy life and his family again. God does not lie. So it has been written in the scriptures, so it will be done. You will see and hear and speak with and talk to and hug Bro Gibbs again, in the near future. Until then we wait on Jehovah and we wait with you. Our prayers are with you.
    Agape’ Love 💞💕💞 Nina Hooks

  • Ta a family that defines love and hospitality. We are greatly saddened by your loss, our loss. We were always encouraged by our dear Brother, getting together with him and Sister Gibbs on occasions. Please know that our prayers are with you all, our love as well. Stay close to Jehovah and look forward to the time when we will all be together again!

    With Love From Our Hearts
    Darrell & Vylina

  • I am so happy I had the opportunity to reunite with you and Aunt Georgimae. You played a major role in my childhood days. You were my Mom’s favorite brother. RIP dear uncle. You can now join your sisters in Heaven. I am sure you will be welcome. Another soldier has joined the Army. Bless you your niece.

  • I am happy to have met Mr. Gibbs and the B S sessions we had while working on his old Dodge truck and his family’s cars. I’ll miss that. May God bless him and his family through this tough time

  • I am so sorry to hear about The loss of my dear brother. But as Jehovah’s people we have the hope that we will see him again and never will we ever have to part from one another. So take courage because Jesus has conquered the world.

  • With Heavy Hearts and Great Sadness , we give our Condolences to the Gibbs Family. May you find Comfort in knowing that Bro Gibbs is Resting safely in Jehovah Gods limitless Memory ! As we patiently wait and look forward to his awakening , and seeing that Gentle Smile and Joy on his Face, when he reunites with his family and all of his Spiritual Family , Forever and Ever in Paradise ! “Life without End at Last ! “

  • Please allow us to extend our condolences 🙏 to the family. Bro Gibbs you are in Jehovah’s memory. You were always very kind and could wear a mean hat tipped to the side.

  • Daddy Gibbs way down on the Shawnee River. He always said that 2 me when I visit. Just see yourself in a world🌎 that is new. Love Always your Shawnee.

  • Jehovah is a loving and wonderful God that always takes care of his people so this goes out to the Gibbs family from the Plummer family we love you all dearly

  • So sorry for your loss. The family is in my prayers.

  • The video was so nice.
    EVEN when we know that someone we
    Love has gone to a better place,
    Good-bye is always the hardest
    Thing to say. I am so sorry for your loss
    You are in my thoughts.

  • To the Gibbs Family. It’s with deepest Sympathy for you & your family. In the wake of Sorrow we find our Strength together Knowing that our Loves ones are in our hearts Forever💜💜💙💙🙏🙏😭

  • To the family of Boston Gibbs,
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss.
    Please accept my heartfelt love and sympathy.
    May the God of all comfort wrap His loving arms around each one of you during this time.
    Love, Suzette Bliey

  • Our hearts and prayers go out to the Gibbs family and especially our beautiful sister Gibbs. You and brother Gibbs shared a very special bond that we cherish and admire. May the love of our brother and the rich life that he lived give peace and comfort to the family. He’s in the best hands, Jehovah’s hands. And Jehovah cannot wait to bring our dear brother back to life in the paradise that is so close at hand. Job 14:14,15. At that time we will welcome him back with tears of joy.
    With all our love and deepest sympathy.
    Dubose and Andrilla Stephens Oakland, CA

  • Extending my deepest condolences to Sister Gibbs and the family. May Jehovah bring you comfort.

  • Condolences to the Gibbs family.

  • Dear Sister Gibbs and Family. I am so sorry for the loss of Brother Gibbs. He was a faithful man and because of that we know that he is only taking a short nap. Soon he will hear Jesus call his name. (Acts 24:15) May that promise from Jehovah bring you comfort at this time and in the days ahead. I personally look forward to welcoming Brother Gibbs back and hearing him call me by the nickname he gave me when I was a kid – “Smiley.” I love you all.

  • We share in yr loss, it is ours loss as well. Bro Gibbs was an outstanding husband, father., uncle and brother. His example of Christian living is worth of imitation. He is sorely missed and we look forward to seeing him again soon. Love Robin and Gene

  • My sincere condolences to the Gibbs family. May Jehovah’s wonderful promises, bring your family true peace and comfort.

  • My dear Gibbs family is with a heavy heart that I express my deepest condolences. Brother Gibbs was such a blessing to your family. He set such an excellent example of a spiritual man, husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and friend. He will be so missed. Hopefully the so many wonderful memories will carry you through this difficult time. Till Jehovah turns your tears to smiles of joy may you know that all of us, your extend family will be here for you ALL. Love, Evette Bliey and Family

  • Brother Gibbs raised a beautiful family that I love dearly. He will be missed until we see him again.

  • My condolences goes to the Heath and Gibbs family. Brother Gibbs will truely be missed.

  • Please accept our heartfelt condolences on the death of our dear Bro Gibbs. May Jehovah God the father of all comfort, tender mercies and loving kindness be with your family at this difficult time. Much love to you all. Shawn, Troy and family

  • Thinking of your family,
    I’m so sorry for your loss and may Jehovah continue to strengthen your family!

    Love,
    Glanice Cooper

  • I’m sorry to hear about your loss and we all look forward to seeing your Dad and grandpa in the new world where there will be no more sickness or death. May Jehovah continue to bless your family with comfort from the scriptures at this time of loss

  • May our God Jehovah continue to give the Gibbs family strength and courage during this time of sorrow.

  • Our sincere condolences.
    We know we have the Resurrection Hope, yet for now Death rules as king and it hurts.
    May the GOD OF ALL COMFORT, JEHOVAH BE NEAR YOUR FAMILY.
    Much love….

  • My condolences to the Gibbs family. May Jehovah’s love and blessings be with you.

  • I want to send my condolences to your whole family. You are definitely in my prayers. He will be remembered as a loving brother.

  • Blessings and prayers to the Family.