Desiree K. Gibson, 52, of Chesapeake, passed away on April 20, 2012 at her home, surrounded by her loving family. Born on February 25, 1960 in Honolulu, HI, she was the daughter of Beverly Rasmussen Sitterson and the late Clement Ramos, II. She was a sales manager for 7-Eleven Stores, and enjoyed collecting frog-themed items. She also enjoyed playing horseshoes, music, hosting parties for her friends and family, and playing slot machines.
Besides her mother, she is survived by her husband, Earl T. “Tommy” Gibson; two daughters, Jessica K. Gibson and Kristen Sprinkle and her husband, David; a son, Thomas M. Gibson; three grandchildren, Dominic L. Jacocks, Brittany Sprinkle, and David Sprinkle, IV; three sisters, Lei Valeras, Ingrin Reed, and Rosalie Etheredge; and two brothers, Clement Ramos, III, and Guy Ramos.
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, April 25th at 6:00 p.m. at Family Choice Funerals & Cremations, 5401 Indian River Road, Virginia Beach. The family will receive friends following the service.
The family would like to thank the nurses and staff of Chesapeake Regional Hospice and the staff of Cancer Specialists of Tidewater, as well as her many friends for their love and support during her illness.
Condolences may be shared with the family via the online guestbook.
“Remember me with smiles and laughter, for that’s the way I’ll remember you all. If you can only remember me with tears, then don’t remember me at all.”Send Flowers
It’s been a great joy to know you and spend all the good times that we had over the years .I’ll never forget you .Your with the angels now looking down at us and you’ll have so much peace.love to you my friend
I love you, Mom. I miss you so much. We all miss you dearly. I am who I am because of you! You were always a strong, caring and very loving person. You are my hero and will always be. I love you and please watch over all of us in heaven. Love, Jessica
Mom,I love you so much. Your in my heart and soul. We will miss you but never forget you. Your smile so bright.Keep looking down on us and we will keep looking up at you. Love you, Kristen
when i was 1 my grandma was holding me. when i was 2 or 3 at Easter day my grandma was helping me find Easter eggs.when i was 8 or 9 yearsold my grandma was siting in a chair and watching tv.At my grandma’s house it was her brithday and she is opening her gifts and she got money. Here is my grandma siting on the stirs. i love her so much and i want her to stay longer and i miss her so much it is so hard. i love her so much and she loves me back and i love her to much.
my thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends..
My Aunt Desi was a frindly person and i miss her but now she is in a better place with god
She was my loving mother and I miss her to death. I’m always thinking of her. She’ll always be with me for the rest of my life, checking in on me. I’ll drink one for her every chance I get 🙂
– ur loving son, Brother
From what I know Desi is a wonderful loving and caring mother. She will always be with us looking down making sure her family is alright. We love and miss you.
~~ Heather ~~
Desi was such a wonderful person,wife,mother,grandmother,friend. She was my friend at first. She became mysister-in-laww.Butt right away she was my sister. Desi I will always remeember all of our talks. You always helped keep me togehter when o much in my life was going on. You always told me to keep my faith and everything would be alright. The Lord always sees me through. You are a beautifull person inside and out. I will miss you so much and always! I know you are with GOD! I will see and be with you again Sis! I will always love you! I will always remember your smile and all the fun times we had. Wow and all the family get together. Love You!
I’m so sorry for your loss. Aunt Desi will always be remembered as a kind heart. We are with you Wednesday in thoughts and prayers and hope time eases your pain and sorrow. Please take care and find comfort in one another.
Teresa, Devin, Andrew
Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. Matthew 5:4
To my beautiful wife, my love, my friend, my partner to who I will always love and cherish, you’ll always be missed and I’ll see you again in heaven. Save a place in heaven for me and good bye my love, love your loving husband, Tommy.
Here’s our poem:
~~Me and You, You and Me, That’s the way It’ll always be~~ Love, Love
To my sister with love, all six of us; Brothers and Sisters grew up depending on each other, we counted on each other, being there for each other through our school years and into our adult life. Later, when we got married and had our own children, it was truly a blessing to have you for my sister. I will always cherish those memories for the rest of my life. I love you, Rosalie
To Aunt Desi, you will be missed more than you’ll ever know. You were truly a kind and wonderful person. Love you always!
To the family, ya’ll are in our thoughts and prayers. If you need anything, don’t hesitate to ask. Love ya’ll.
My mother-in-law, was a great person,wife,mother,and grandma. She would do anything in the world for you. I will miss her and our games of horseshoes,and cornhole. The memories will last forever. I miss you and love you… David
Grandma,I will miss you forever and ever.I will never forget how much you love frogs.I love you.You are my angle. Keep us safe and remember me always. Love you BOSA
Life is so uncertain sometimes it’s hard to understand, but the pleasure is knowing there is a God who loves and cares for us, helps get one through it all. May God continue to bless and keep you through this difficult time.
To Jessica Gibson and family,
I was saddened to hear about the loss of your mother. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. Please let me know if I can do anything for you.
I’m glad I got to know Desiree and her family. Thank you for allowing me into your home and sharing a small part of your lives with me. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
TO A GREAT SISTER IN LAW THAT KEPT US ALL TOGETHER. AND ALWAYS THINKING OF EVERYONE AND KEEPING ALL OF US STRAIGHT,MISS YOU AND YOU WILL B IN MY HEART AND ALWAYS HAVE THE SUNDAY WE HAD THE VISIT AND TAlK OF CRAZINESS TO HEAR YOU LAUGH.YOU WILL B MISSED AND LOVED,MY SORROW TO THE FAMILY JESSIE,KRIS,BROTHER AND TOMMY.IM SO SORRY SHE WENT TO SOON. LOVE VICKIE
Truthfully i could’nt of asked for a better aunt. Aunt Desi was always my favorite aunt out of all of them. You were always a good person and i never heard you say one bad thing about anyone since i knew you. Love and miss u
I was so sorry to hear of Desiree’s passing she will be missed but never forgotten.
May you find strength, peace, joy, and comfort in your memories of a wonderful lady.
Jessica and Family
Words can never express the lost of a loved one. We pray for the comfort of your loving memories and great times with your mom surrounds you now and forever. We are here for you, Angelia and Kenneth Love
To the Gibson family. I am deeply saddened by the passing of Ms. Gibson. Please accept my heartfelt condolence to you and family during these times of sorry.
The world has lost a truly wonderful woman with a kind and gentle spirit. She will be greatly missed by friends an family. Desi always made my family feel more than welcome in her home. I’m so sorry that her family has to suffer through the loss of this wonderful woman but am comforted knowing she is in a better place watching out for us all.
Desi will be missed. Her smile, and laugh, will live on in my memories. God Bless all to all her family. A friend of 23 yrs. Love Janet.
It breaks my heart, cause I’ll never see you again And my heart aches, cause I’ll never see you again
You’re gone…but not forgotten love you aunt desi
Desi:I’ve lost my sister in law but as i pause to look back over the 36 years i’ve known you can only smile thinking of all the memories and good times i got to share with you and i’m so thankful i was apart of them i will never forget any of them to Tommy kids and grand kids my heart goes out to you guys for your loss Desi we will all miss you but will never forget you love Milton
Jessica you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during your time of sorrow.
HERE IS A POEM I BELIEVE DESIREE WOULD LIKE HER FAMILY TO HEAR:
I AM HOME IN HEAVEN DEAR ONES;OH,SO HAPPY AND SO BRIGHT!THERE IS PERFECT JOY AND BEAUTY IN THIS EVERLASTING LIGHT.
ALL THE PAIN AND GRIEF IS OVER,EVERY RESTLESS TOSSING PASSED;I AM NOW AT PEACE FOREVER,SAFELY HOME IN HEAVEN AT LAST.
DID YOU WONDER HOW I SO CALMLY TROD THE VALLEY OF DEATH? WELL,JESUS’LOVE ILLUMINATED EVERY DARK AND FEARFUL GLADE.
AND HE CAME HIMSELF TO MEET ME
IN THAT WAY SO HARD TO TREAD; AND WITH JESUS’ARM TO LEAN ON, COULD I HAVE ONE DOUGHT OR DREAD?
THEN YOU MUST NOT GRIEVE SO SORELY, FOR I LOVE YOU DEARLY STILL:TRY TO LOOK BEYOND EARTH’S SHADOWS,PRAY TO TRUST OUR FATHER’S WILL.
THERE IS WORK STILL WAITING FOR YOU, SO YOU MUST NOT IDLY STAND;DO IT NOW, WHILE LIFE REMAINETH- YOU SHALL REST IN JESUS’ LAND.
WHEN THAT WORK IS ALL COMPLETED, HE WILL GENTLY CALL YOU HOME; OH,THE RAPTURE OF THAT MEETING, OH, THE JOY TO SEE YOU COME!
I LOVE YOU TOMMY AND I HOPE YOU AND YOUR FAMILY FIND COMFORT IN THE WORDS OF THE POEM.JUST REMEMBER, HERE ON EARTH HER LOVE WILL LIVE ON IN YOUR HEARTS UNTIL YOU MEET AGAIN AT HEAVEN’S GATES!
Desi I will never forget you. You had an amazing ability to make me feel like the sky is the limit and for that dream you are ever in my prayers
Aunt Desi was the best aunt i could’ve ever had. I’m going to miss her.
I love aunt Desi a whole lot, i am going to miss her. Aunt Desi was an amazing aunt.
She was a very nice woman for the short time i knew her. My heart goes out to tommy, jessica and little tommie
I still think of you, and your smile,your laugh.It has been one year, where does the time go. I pray your one of my angels that watch out for me. I do know your in a great place with no pain or troubles. Thank you Lord. Love A very old friend, Janet