Leesa Patton Gibbs, 64, of Asheville, passed away Thursday, June 17, 2021 at the Solace Center. Born on June 20, 1956, she was a 1974 graduate of A.C. Reynolds High School and received a bachelor’s degree from Western Carolina University. Leesa was a longtime member of Westminster Presbyterian Church, but most recently attended Beverly Hills Baptist.
She was employed at Carolina Day School and was a member of the Asheville Civitan Club. Leesa enjoyed playing tennis, games, putt putt and painting. She loved the Lord and was a faithful servant in her walk with Him until He called her home. Leesa was very special to so many and will be greatly missed.
Leesa was preceded in death by her husband, Steve Gibbs; father, James “Jim” Patton; brother-in-law, Randy Cole; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Harry and Elizabeth Gibbs; and sister-in-law, Macia “Marnie” Tidd.
Survivors include her mother, Evelyn Patton; sister, Jamie Patton Cole; nephew, Chase Cole; step children, Lacey Gibbs, Meghan Monahan, Hallie Kerrigan and Rian Gibbs; sister-in-law, Suzee (Michael) Fox; brother-in-law, Harry (Debbie) Gibbs, Jr.; special cousin, Marsha (Rick) Bailey; and several other cousins.
A celebration of Leesa’s life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 31, 2021 at Beverly Hills Baptist Church with Dr. Billy King officiating.
The family would like to thank Linda Dotson and Dawn Crause for all their thoughtfulness and care they gave to Leesa.
Her family requests that memorials be made to Beverly Hills Baptist Church, 777 Tunnel Hill Road, Asheville NC 28805 or the Civitan Club, PO Box 1755, Asheville NC 28802.