A funeral service will be held at 7 p.m., Wednesday, July 27, 2011, at Ballard Funeral Home Chapel for Michael J. Gibson, 66, of Roswell, who passed away on Monday, July 25, 2011, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center. Pastor Savino Sanchez of Church on the Move will officiate. Michael will lie in state Wednesday, July 27, 2011, at Ballard Funeral Home Chapel. Michael was born December 4, 1944, in Roswell, to Lawrence and Elsie Gibson.
He was a lifelong resident of Roswell and a member of Assembly of God Church. Michael was an accomplished artist, guitarist and mechanic. He was loved by his family and friends. Michael is survived by his wife Estella Gibson of Roswell; his son Sonny Gibson and his wife Tamara of Roswell, his stepsons, Danny Bascom of Ohio, Victor Bascom of Roswell and Louie Torres of Albuquerque; his brothers, Johnny Gibson and his wife Pauline of Roswell, Robert Gibson and his wife Esther of Roswell, Gary and Richard Gibson both of Roswell; his sisters, Linda Gomez and her husband Abel of Roswell and Diane Flores and her husband Florencio of Willimton, Calif., and his granddaughter, Desarae Gibson of Roswell.
He is preceded in death by his parents, his brother Albert Gibson, his sister Marylou Byrd and his sister- in-law Maria Antoniette Gibson. Arrangements have been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory. An online registry can be accessed at ballardfuneralhome.com