Funeral services for Lisa Daniels Gibson, of Dandridge, Tenn., formerly of Silver Creek, were held May 1, 2023, at Hepzibah Baptist Church in Silver Creek, with Rev. Rusty Kuhn officiating, assisted by Rev. Mark McArthur and Rev. Darel Daniels. Interment followed in the Hepzibah Cemetery. Saulters Moore Funeral Home handled the arrangements. Mrs. Gibson passed away April 26 at her home.
Lisa was carried to her final rest by those serving as pallbearers. They included Josh Davis, Jeremy Davis, Wes Daniels, Jason Daniels, Scotty Deare, and Austin Coates.
Lisa was born on Sept. 30, 1970, in Prentiss to Robert T. and Jane Duncan Daniels. She attended Lawrence County Academy and, afterward, received her license to practice cosmetology. In 2016, she and her husband, Steve, moved their family to Dandridge, Tenn., where they spent many happy years raising their family. Lisa loved the Great Smokey Mountains and especially enjoyed the natural beauty of Cade’s Cove. Anyone who knew Lisa agrees that she had a contagious personality which exuded love, care, and warmth.
Being a natural extrovert made her a natural fit for her career while in Tennessee. For several years, Lisa was a familiar face at Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede as she welcomed guests from all over and made them excited to be attending the performance. She was also a member of the Dollywood Theme Park family and assisted her customers in selecting garments, along with accessories, at Dolly’s Closet, a clothing shoppe in the theme park.
However, Lisa’s greatest joy was being a devoted wife and mother. Whether it was cheering for Erica Grace as she performed in the color guard at football games, attending Devin’s archery meets, or helping Alexis and Chloe focus on their education and career aspirations, there was no doubt that she was their greatest fan. Her family remarks that they especially looked forward to family gatherings at Christmas and Thanksgiving when they could all enjoy each other’s company…and Lisa’s famous gumbo and apple dumplings. Lisa’s memory will live on through the many lives she touched while here on Earth, and she will be greatly missed. She was of the Baptist faith.
Lisa was preceded in death by her parents, Robert T. and Jane Daniels.
She leaves behind her husband, Stephen Gibson; three daughters, Alexis Gibson, Erica Grace Gibson, Chloe Gibson; and son, Devin Gibson, all of Dandridge, Tenn.; three sisters, Rhonda Cliburn, of New Hebron; Judy Deare, of Ruth; Kathy Davis, of Silver Creek; and two brothers, Ronnie Daniels and Rev. Darel Daniels, of Columbia.