ERNEST R. GIBSON, of Baltimore, Maryland affectionately known as "BUDDY" departed this life on Thursday, July 14, 2005, following a lengthy illness. He was born on April 29, 1942, the only son of the late Ernest and Evelyn Gibson. In 1963, he married his childhood sweetheart, Gloria L. Gibson. They were married for 42 years. From this union, three children were born, Jeri, Angela and Ernest, III. He is also survived by his sisters, Ruth, Benita, Deanna and Wendy and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends. Burial will be at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors on Thursday, September 29, 2005.