Gibbs, Linda Ruth
Birth: Saturday, September 23, 1944 in Clinton, North Carolina
Residence: Lexington Park, Maryland
Death: Sunday, November 13, 2016 at the age of 72
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Linda Ruth (Dew) Gibbs, 72, of Lexington Park, MD died November 13, 2016 at her residence. Born September 23, 1944 in Clinton, NC Linda was the daughter of the late Roy Gilbert Dew and Eva Ruth Strickland Dew.

On September 24, 1965 Linda married her beloved husband, William Leonard Gibbs, Jr. in Dillon, SC Together they celebrated over 38 wonderful years of marriage until his passing in 2003. Linda was a dedicated beauty consultant for Mary Kay Cosmetics for over 30 years. During that time, Linda was a top sales producer for Mary Kay and earned two pink Buicks.

Linda loved to talk with anyone and everyone and never met a stranger. Linda was an avid softball player and played for many years for Take it Easy Ranch. They won the County and State Championship in 1979 and 1980. Linda and her husband bowled on a league at LaMar Bowling Lanes and enjoyed playing racket ball at the Racket Club in Great Mills. Linda enjoyed travelling, especially to the Carolina beaches.

Linda liked to go the Broadway musicals with her family. Linda was an avid reader and enjoyed studying history. However, her greatest love was spending time with her family and friends. Once she became tech savvy, she enjoyed her communication by texting, Facebook and talking with her siblings for hours on end.

Linda was an active member of the Ridge Rescue Squad Auxiliary. Linda was resourceful and efficient in fundraising. Linda received the Auxiliary Member of the Year Award in 2015. Linda was a past member of the Republican Women's Club of St. Mary's and was a staunch Republican.

Linda is survived by her children, Vickie Lynn O'Neil of Hollywood, MD and Lisa Renee Gibbs of Lexington Park, MD; her siblings: Loretta Wheeler, Dolores Smith, Annette McCall, Betty Dew, all of Fayetteville, N.C., Sue Marsh of San Antonio, TX, James Dew of Greensboro, NC, Tommy Dew of Clayton, NC, Jacob Dew of Raleigh, NC and Harry Dew of Los Angeles, CA; her grandson, Ryan Justin O'Neil of Hollywood, MD; and many extended family and friends. In addition to her parents and husband, Linda is also preceded in death by her siblings, Kenneth Ray Dew, Boyce Gene Dew, Elbert Dew and Elizabeth (Libby) Dew.

Family will receive friends on Friday, November 18, 2016 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., with a Funeral Service celebrated by Pastor Lynda Purdy at 11:00 a.m., at Trinity Episcopal Church, 47477 Trinity Church Road, St. Mary's City, MD 20686. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ridge Volunteer Rescue Squad Auxiliary, P.O. Box 456, Ridge, MD 20680. Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.

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