Jordan Funeral Home
Graveside Services; Monday, June 28, 2021
Another great Soldier and Fallen Hero have been released from duty, passed from our ranks on June 23, 2021, and moved on to his heavenly home. CSM(Ret) Mel Gibson, age 74, a retired member of the MS Army National Guard who had served within the 223rd Engineer Battalion, 168th Engineer Group, and Iraq during 2004-2005 has departed and gone to a better place with our good Lord.
It takes a special person to serve within the military for their country giving up their family time, comfort, and safety for their country, ultimately for all Americans to enjoy their freedoms, safety, and way of life. We now applaud you for your service to our country. A special message from General Douglas McArthur remains applicable today for our servicemen that have passed: “Old Soldiers never die; they just fade away”.
Rest in Peace Soldier. We applaud your patriotism and brave efforts in serving our country and your family for their support of your service. We thank you for your service. Without your efforts and your families’ support, this country would not stand so boldly, shine so bright and live so free.
You now have earned a rest, so go fly with the Angels, go rest high on that mountain; your work on earth is done. Go to heaven a-shoutin’ Love for the Father and the Son.
Obituary not yet available. CSM(Ret) Gibson and his wife Janice was both found dead at their home on June 23rd. An investigation is ongoing.
Command Sergeant Major Melvin Gibson, National Guard, Ret.
Melvin Drew Gibson, 74, of McCool passed away on June 22, 2021. Military Honors service will be 1:00 p.m. Monday June 28, 2021 at the North Mississippi Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery in Kilmichael, MS. Rev. Allen Simpson will be assisting the services.
Command Sergeant Major Gibson was a veteran of the Mississippi National Guard. He was a member of Berea Baptist Church. He retired as a technician with Bellsouth.
He is survived by a son, Kevin (Rhonda) Gibson of Kosciusko, MS; stepdaughter, Emalea (Jason) Moore of Carthage; two sisters, Linda Lee of Kosciusko, MS, and Norene Gibson of Arkansas; grandchildren, Allie Grayce Gibson, and Jackson Drew Gibson; and four step grandchildren, Jaylea, Knight, Haze and Emma Moore.
He was preceded in death by his parents James Thomas Gibson and Beulah Doris Scoggins Gibson.
Pallbearers include: Raymon Snuggs, Raymond Eiland, Jon Goins, Jamie Utz, Robert Utz, Robbie Rush, Jonathan Poole, Jason Moore and Phil Pickle.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Jack Gibson, Haze Moore, and Knight Moore.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Wounded Warrior Project www.support.woundedwarriorproject.org or AMVETS, amvets.org