Nelson-Berna Funeral Home and Crematory

4520 North Crossover Road, P.O. Box 8982, Fayetteville, AR

Phone: 479-521-5000


Theresa Marie Gibbs

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Published: February 14, 2018

Theresa Marie Gibbs passed away on February 8, 2018, in Longmont, Colorado. She was born in Fayetteville, Arkansas, to the late Henry Lafayette Tuck Jr. and Dorian Dewan. She began her education at the University of Arkansas and graduated from the University of Texas, San Antonio.

She was a devoted mother and a doting grandmother, whom was affectionally known as GiGi. Her entire family and many close friends meant everything to her. She knew the important things in life were not material objects but the people that she loved and cared for. She would worry and pray if she felt or knew that someone was experiencing any type of hardship. While she always honored her parents and loved her family, she always believed in the Hogs.

She held several jobs inside and outside the home while her children where young, but it was not until later that she found her true professional calling. She was the sole proprietor of Corazon, a home accent store on the square in Fayetteville for six years. She travelled to Latin America to discover and bring back unique works of art to provide her clientele. She was also a patron of the arts in Fayetteville. On many occasions, she sponsored events for the Ozark Guidance and was a supporter of the Nadine Baum Studio. She also was also very active with the Arts Live Theater in Fayetteville, first serving on their Board then as President of the Board. She always tried to help others and served as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for children and participated in worship services at the local women's correction facility. She made the world a better place and will be truly missed by those she touched by her many caring actions.

She is survived by her two sons, Grey Houston Gibbs of Longmont, Colorado and Grant Allen Gibbs of Prairie Grove, Arkansas; one grandson, Patrick Houston Gibbs of Longmont, Colorado; two granddaughters, Emma Marie Gibbs of Longmont, Colorado and Morgan Elizabeth Gibbs of Prairie Grove, Arkansas.

Funeral Services will be at 2 p.m., Saturday, February 17, 2018, in the mausoleum at Fairview Memorial Gardens at 1728 E Mission Blvd, Fayetteville, Arkansas. There will be a lunch afterwards held at 3 p.m. at the Elk's Lodge at 4444 N Crossover Rd., Fayetteville, Arkansas.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either the Potters House at 2703 at N. Drake St., Fayetteville, Ark. (www.pottershousekids.com/donate) or the Samaritan House at 2300 W. Sunset, Springdale, Ark. (http://samcc.org/donate/). To sign the online guest book visit www.nelsonberna.com.