Edna Dianne Gibson

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Edna Dianne Gibson, 58, of Waco, entered into the arms of her Heavenly Father on Wednesday, July 3, 2024

Visitation: 6 to 8PM Friday, July12 at Lake Shore Funeral Home.

Funeral Homegoing Service: 11AM Saturday, July 13 at Carver Park Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Oakwodd Cemetery.

On December 04, 1965, a beautiful, radiant baby girl was welcomed into the world by her loving parents, Arthur and Allie Hamilton in Waco, Texas. From the very beginning, Edna’s presence brought joy and warmth, laying the foundation for the remarkable life she would lead. She grew up in Waco with her nine siblings, forming close familial bonds that would last a lifetime. 

Edna was deeply rooted in her faith. Her faith journey was a cornerstone of her life, guiding her actions and providing strength through all her endeavors. She joined True Vine Baptist Church at an early age, where she nurtured her spirituality. Her deepening faith and desire to serve led her to join Carver Park Baptist Church where she was an Ordained Minister, a member of the Prayer Team, and a leader. Edna not only preached but she also mentored and inspired others. Edna’s unwavering faith was a source of comfort and guidance throughout her life, influencing every aspect of her personal and professional journey. 

Becoming a mother to Dennis Gibson II and Deniko Gibson was one of the greatest joys in Edna Dianne Gibson’s life, a role she embraced with boundless love and dedication. Edna’s love for her sons was evident in every aspect of her life; she nurtured them with care, supported their dreams, and instilled in them the values of kindness, perseverance, and faith. Her love for Dennis and Deniko was the driving force behind her strength and resilience, and her legacy as a devoted mother will forever be cherished in their hearts. 

She graduated with the Class of 1984 from Jefferson Moore High School. During her high school years, Edna was known for her academic diligence and her kind-hearted nature, qualities that endeared her to both her peers and teachers. While in high school, Edna knew she wanted to be a nurse. She won accolades for her creation of “Choice or Chance”, a game about birth defects.  

Edna went on to further her education with a diverse array of degrees in nursing. She started her nursing career as a Licensed Vocational Nurse. She transitioned to a Registered Nurse by earning an Associates of Applied Science in Nursing Degree. Edna completed her nursing education by earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree from Texas A&M University-Central Texas. She garnered numerous accolades, including membership in the National Scholars Honor Society, Presidential Scholar, and the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society. She was a member of the All-Texas Academic Team and the All-USA Academic Team. Her academic achievements were completed by scholarships such as the Black/Hispanic Scholarship and the Private Donor Scholarship. 

Her journey in nursing was marked by an extraordinary dedication to caring for the elderly, a calling she embraced with her whole heart. Edna was more than just a nurse; she was a b1eacon of compassion, dedication, and unwavering commitment to the well-being of others. Her love and passion for nursing were evident in every interaction, every decision, and every act of care she provided. She truly embodied the essence of what it means to be a nurse. She worked as Nurse Manager at the Central Texas Veterans Health Care System (CTVHCS) Community Living Center. Colleagues fondly remember her infectious smile, unwavering optimism, and boundless energy. She inspired her team to strive for the highest standards of care, always reminding us that our work was not just a job, but a mission to serve those who had served our country. 

Edna peacefully departed this life on Wednesday, July 3, 2024, surrounded by her family and friends. She was preceded in death by her loving parents, two brothers, Billy Ray Hamilton and Arthur Willis Hamilton, and one sister, Wanda Wallace. She leaves behind a cherished legacy and countless precious memories to be forever remembered by her sons, Dennis Gibson II and Deniko Gibson; her grandchildren, Dennis Gibson III, Deoakin Gibson, and Kaidence Eriyel Gibson; her six sisters, Hazel Johnson, Evelyn Hamilton, Viola Hamilton, Carolyn (Stanley) Tillard, Joyce Sims, and Mary Hamilton; her brother-in-law, Vernon Wallace all of Waco; ten nieces, seven nephews, and a host of great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins, and friends. Edna’s devoted niece, Alice Hughes, and devoted friend, Carolyn Cashaw, also mourn her passing. 


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  1. Condolences to the family. See you later cousin!

  2. Tracey Cole (Robinson)

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family most especially Niko, D.J., her grandchildren and her niece, sister, BFF… Alice Hughes.

    R.I.H., my dear friend.

    You will be greatly missed!

  3. Sent my prayers with the family

  4. Juanita Duncan

    It’s really hard for me but I know you are in GOD loving arms. I remember our last conversation couple of weeks ago. You excited about having the surgery to remove well you know what I am talking about and retiring. I love you.

  5. She will be missed she was so sweet to me she told me what to do to get on at the VA and just apply and I got you I took care of her sister at the nursing home I worked at I love her sister like she my own auntie

  6. Jacqueline Smith Burton

    Deepest condolences and prayers to the family. Edna and I went to Tennyson Jr. High together. She always had a beautiful smile. very smart student and she loved her family and close friends. Much love Jacqueline Smith

  7. Valorie Perkins

    My dear sister-friend, you fought a courageous fight. You have finished the course God set before you. There are no words to fill the gap or to express your dear friendship over the many years. Our early morning prayers, enjoying breakfast, lunch or dinner at our favorite places will be cherished memories. Thank you for your time, your laughter, your precious smiles. You planted seed in fertile ground. You may rest now from your earthly labor. Muchlove, Valorie

  8. Connie Carr Jones

    Condolences and Prayers to the family. Edna was a very inspirational person. I’m very glad to have known her and to have also worked under her leadership for many, many years. May She Rest In The Arms Of The Lord.

  9. My dear friend/sista/sister in law.I will never forget how u prayed me through 17yrs ago when my grandson was sick and the odds were against him and u said not so and when the surgery was over how we cried and shouted in the alley behind quality care .Then you stood by me in the passing of my father and was right there when I opened my eyes at the funeral comforting me.The many secrets we shared in our journey as sis in laws married to 2 brothers the conversations we had lol.It hurt me to see you laying there passing but I rejoice in knowing that you are at piece and no more pain.You put up a good fight so take your rest.As all our phone conversations would end,love you susta ❤️

  10. Adrianne Stewart

    You were one of my favorite DON’s.I loved working with you i will forever remember our conversations we shared with each other no more pain Rest peacefully prayers to the family you will be missed💔💔

  11. Eva Hamilton Brown

    To the family keep the faith Edna and I became friends some years ago we respect each other as women’s of God.Rest well I won’t say goodnight but I will say good day until we see your face .

  12. Joyce Estelle-Harris

    I’ll hold on to our memories. I love you sister and I enjoyed our heart filled conversation before you left this earth. I love you sister 💓

  13. Rosaland Taylor

    My condolences and prayers go out to the family. I worked with Edna at Greenview Manor and she was one of the great nurses I’ve ever worked for..Now it’s time for you to rest..God Got You!❤️🫂🌹😇

  14. Sending condolences and prayers for Edna’s family and friends. Who ever wrote this obituary did a great job capturing Edna. You always knew she was cared about her residents and made sure they were taken care of. Fly high to the arms of God. 🦋🙏🌹

  15. Linda Green McDowell

    Sending condolences and prayers for Edna’s family I know this is a hard journey to travel but I asked God to take care of each one of you as you move forward together to continue your journey through your life and for the ones who held a very special place in her heart her sons DJ and Niko and her niece but little sister Alice no words can express how much she loved y’all and wanted nothing but the best for you stay close and look after each other if she was doing it herself I know Edna will be watching over her family from Heaven. Your tasks may not be easy but it is necessary to keep the family strong and together forever she showed you their is nothing that God can’t handle if you just believe and have faith 🙏 I just wanted you to know I will be praying for you and May God Continue To Bless You and Your Family ❤️ Love You More Family Your Cousin

  16. One of a kind Edna Marie!!! You definitely left your mark on this world and I feel fortunate to not only have known you as a colleague, but more importantly as a dear friend. Your kind spirit and love for others was a standard hard to follow and you are one of the hardest working people I have ever worked with. No doubt you are rejoicing in heaven as you read this!!!

  17. Terrance Thomas

    I’m sending my condolences to My Cousins and family. Keep her memories with you and know that she is appraise looking over you. She will be Yall Angel for life🌹❣️🙏🌹

  18. William (Bill) Clark

    My condolences to the family my prayers are with you! Edna will be missed by all the she came in contact with, she was a great confidante to me during the time I worked with her and Alice , she will be missed

  19. I have known Edna since 6th grade and she always been a great friend. I am truly going to miss you. Until we meet again Edna ,until we meet again.

  20. Dr. Susan Goss

    She was one of my favorite nursing students at MCC! I am so sorry for your loss!

  21. Connie Robinson

    Rest easy Edna take your sit in God’s Heavenly home Praying for the family My God Strength you to say your last goodbye to such a nice kind lady she will truly be missed by many ❤️🙏❤️

  22. Princess Heflin

    Que, I’m so sorry for your family’s loss. Sounds like she was one of a kind and loved by so many! If you need me, let me know. Me and my family will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers!
    Love, Princess

  23. Thoughts and prayers for your Family. I worked with Edna and she was amazing woman of faith and exceptiaonal nursing colleague.

  24. Carolyn Hollins

    To An Amazing Friend, Edna Gibson! You Will Truly Be Missed! Take Your Rest My Friend!! I Love You But, GOD Loved You More! I’m Gonna Miss You. My Heart Is VERY HEAVY Right Now. 🙏 RIP ❤️

  25. Valarie y Adams

    I met Edna when we started out to MCC to start our ladder to success. She was one of the sweetest, caring and kindest persons that I had ever met. Always showing you much Love. May God be with her Sons & family.

  26. I remember having a conversation with Edna years ago Concerning nursing school. I told her about some of the grades that I was making. She told me well C mean continue. I always thought about those words. She impacted me without even knowing it. So sorry for the loss of such a beautiful person. Heartfelt condolences and prayers for her family.

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