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Patsy Kibbe Gifford, 89, Bridge City


Last updated 7/27/2021 at 10:14am

Patsy Kibbe Gifford, 89, of Bridge City, passed away on July 21, at her home. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m., Monday, July 26, at Circle Drive Baptist Church in Bridge City. Officiating will be Pastor Jack Comer, services will be concluded at the church and Patsy’s final resting place will be Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 9:30 a.m., Monday, July 26, at Circle Drive Baptist Church, in Bridge City. Born in San Augustine County, Texas, on November 14, 1931, she was the daughter of Thomas M. Wade and Annie Marie (Hunt) Wade. Patsy lived a life full of faith, ambition, and a love for her family. She worked for Firestone/Bridgestone for 30 years before retiring, was the owner of Kibbe’s emporium, and a councilwoman in Bridge City, as well as a member of the Bridge City Chamber of Commerce. She was a student of the Bible and her faith was incredibly important to her, she was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church before becoming a member of the Circle Drive Baptist Church for six years. Patsy was very social, she a was a woman that had never met a stranger and she was active member of the community. The one thing that Patsy held closest to her heart was her family, from her children to all the grandchildren, great-grandchildren that called her “MaMaw Pat”, there was not a day without laughter and joy when Patsy was spending time with her family. All the lives she touched and those that knew her will miss her dearly. She is preceded in death by her first husband, Robert L. Kibbe, Jr.; second husband, John E. Gifford; children, Robert L. Kibbe III., Elizabeth Ann Kibbe; granddaughter, Courtney Hodge; and great-grandson, Jack Holdrige. Patsy is survived in memory by children, Robert L. Kibbe, IV and wife Kay of Alaska, Martha Garrett and husband Billy of Bridge City; grandchildren, Ginni Wendt and husband Jason, Josh Kibbe, Fara Grounds and husband Ryan, Derek Holdridge and wife Amanda, Shawn Garrett and wife Kaylia, Tory Garrett, Brady Garrett and wife Ashley; great-grandchildren Justin Wendt, Jorden Wendt, Abby Holdridge, Taylor Holdridge, Jacob Holdridge, Kash Holdridge, Eavan Garrett, Zennetta Garrett, and Jameson Garrett.

There will be an open house from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., on Sunday, July 25 at Martha’s home on 155 Roberts Avenue, for family and friends.


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