Our beautiful baby boy, Bentley Robert Gibbs, son of Bobby and Shelli Gibbs of Harleyville, SC, passed peacefully into the arms of Jesus on Saturday, December 8, 2018. Bentley brought more love and happiness into the lives of his family, friends, nurses, and doctors than we could have ever imagined, and we will always be grateful to God that he was ours.
A celebration of Bentley’s life will be held at Harleyville Southern Methodist Church on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 11:00 am. Visitation will be immediately before the service starting at 10:00 am. Burial will follow at Harleyville Southern Methodist Cemetery. Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home.
In addition to his parents he is survived by his paternal grandparents, Robin and Robert Gibbs of Dorchester and Joanne and Rob Wilson of Waynesville, NC; maternal grandparents, Jodie and Randy Purvis of Harleyville; maternal great-grandmother, Frances Wynn of Harleyville; aunts and uncles, Caroline Purvis of Columbia, Richard and Aubrey Purvis of Harleyville, Nichole Hammond, Corey Hammond, and Megan and Christopher Hammond, all of Summerville; cousins, Makinley, Ryder and Rivers Purvis of Harleyville and Mason Hammond of Summerville; and numerous great-aunts, great-uncles, cousins, and other relatives who loved him very much.
Bentley was predeceased by his paternal great-grandparents, Dot and Bob Gibbs of Summerville and Virginia and Frederick Churchill of Summerville; maternal great-grandfathers Sonny Wynn and Paramata Purvis; maternal great-grandmother Barbara Purvis; and his father’s childhood friend, Charlie Murray.
The family would like to thank the nurses, doctors, and medical staff of MUSC Children’s Hospital and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia for the incredible care they provided to Bentley and his entire family. The family also appreciates all of the prayers lifted and concerns shown for us during this time.
If desired, memorials may be sent to “Bassing for Bentley’s Buddies”, P.O. Box 14, Harleyville, SC 29448. This association is being established so that other children can be helped in their times of need.