Obits: Ramona “Jane” Bibb

Published 12:00 am Thursday, May 22, 2014

Ramona Jane (Cornell) Bibb, 82, died Friday, May 16, 2014, at the home of her daughter in Thomasville with her family by her side. 

A native of Pennsylvania, she was born Sept. 22, 1931, the daughter of the late Harvey Irvin Cornell and Anna Elizabeth (Peterman) Cornell. In 1952, she married Irvin Ronald Bibb Sr. (US Navy/Retired), who died July 3, 2012. For 21 years, she was a military wife and was active in the Officer’s Wives Club. She enjoyed traveling. She and her late husband enjoyed cruises, and her other joys in life included cooking for her family and politics. She was an active poll worker during election seasons. 

Survivors: daughters, Beverly Walter and husband Alan of Thomasville, and Karen Gurganus and husband Bill of Clemmons; a son, Irvin R. Bibb Jr. and wife Terrie of Greenville; 4 sisters, Lois Starr, Erica Fooks and husband Dorsey, and Sandra Taylor and husband Bart, all of Pennsylvania, and Elaine Stoops and husband Jack, of Florida; 12 grandchildren, Erin B. Mercer and husband Justin, Cameron Bibb and wife Brittan, Matthew and Julie Walter, Lauren G. Savage and husband Eric, Will, Layne, Wade, Lacey, Leanna, Leeza and Lily Gurganus; and 2 great-grandchildren, Charlotte Mercer and Elliana Bibb. 

A celebration of life graveside service was held at 1 p.m. Monday, May 19 at the Salisbury National Cemetery with the Rev. Chris Williams officiating. 

Memorials: Hospice of Davidson, 200 Hospice Way, Lexington, 27292. 

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