When Mary Willene (Poss) Gipson recorded “After You”, she had no way of knowing that she would be the first to leave the loving union of marriage she shared with her husband of nearly 39 years. Their's was truly a romance that lasted her lifetime. The song was recorded along with the single release “Plug My Heart Into the Jukebox” that climbed the Independent Charts to #1 and reached #4 on the Top 20 Independent Country Artist Radio Airplane Chart.
Mrs. Gipson, age 57, lost her battle with melanoma cancer on Wednesday, December 05, 2018 with her loving husband holding her hand and her family by her side.
She was born in Atlanta, GA on July 20, 1961 to the late James Poss and survived by her mother, Janice Farmer Poss Hulsey, who gave her great inspiration reminding her that she came from a long line of strong and courageous women. She is a member of Hope Road Church of God. She was a graduate of Lumpkin County High School Class of 1979. She attended Truett McConnell College, later transferring to North Georgia College. She completed two courses with the Children’s Institute of Children’s Literature, subsequently publishing her children’s book titled “The Tattered Feather”. Mrs. Gipson owned and operated Beacon Careers Limited for 20 years.
In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her brother Nathaniel Poss and sister Judy Poss.
She is survived by her loving husband Voughn Gipson of Dahlonega; sons Hasley Gipson of Dahlonega, and Master Sergeant Wesley (Kristen) Gipson of Ewa Beach, HI; her grandchildren Caroline and Mary Gipson of Dahlonega, and Parker Gipson of Ewa Beach, HI; her brothers Marcus Hulsey of Dahlonega, and Jim Poss of Cleveland, TN; sister Paula Modisette of Murrayville; sister-in-law Venita Thomas of Norcross; and very special friend Carol Housley of Dahlonega.
Mrs. Gipson’s life will be celebrated at 3:00 PM, Sunday, December 9, 2018 at the chapel of Anderson-Underwood Funeral Home. The Rev. Bryan Shirley will officiate. Member of the Blue Mountain Chapter #333, OES will deliver final rites. Interment will follow in Hightower Baptist Church Cemetery with a moving rendition of “Amazing Grace” performed on the bagpipe by Sam the Piper.
The family will recieve friends from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM Saturday at the funeral home.
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Anderson-Underwood Funeral Home of Dahlonega, formerly Banister Funeral Home.