Carrie Gibbs, 87, nurse at Provident Hospital

December 18, 2004

Carrie Gibbs, a retired nurse, died of complications from a stroke Tuesday at Sinai Hospital. The West Baltimore resident was 87.

Born in Baltimore and raised in the Sharp Leadenhall section of South Baltimore, Carrie Decoursey attended city public schools and studied nursing at Provident Hospital, where she later worked before retiring in the 1960s. She also nursed patients in private homes.

Mrs. Gibbs collected miniature elephants and did crochet work.

Her husband of 20 years, Charles Gibbs, died more than 40 years ago.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Shiloh Christian Community Church, 2500 W. Lombard St., where she was a member.

Survivors include four sons, Charles Stewart and Roland Stewart, both of Baltimore, Phillip Stewart of Fayetteville, N.C., and Jerry Onley of Cary, N.C.; four daughters, Carolyn Stewart, Carrie Robinson, Charlean Gibbs and Sharmaine Joyner, all of Baltimore; two sisters, Margaret King of Camden, N.J., and Grace Tate of Baltimore; 34 grandchildren; 52 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

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