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We Mourn Emma Marie Gaskin Tibbs

Sadly we share news of the passing of a cherished family members. Emma Marie Gaskin Tibbs, also known as Marie, was born in Boston, Virginia on November 13, 1928 to William Thomas and Emma Sue Gaskins. Marie departed this life peacefully at Piney Grove Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Kernersville, NC on February 4, 2022. She was married to the late William H. Tibbs IV (Tibbs) and this union produced their son, William H. Tibbs V (Bill).

Marie attended Marion Smith High School in Accomack, Virginia. After graduation she went on to obtain her B.S. Degree in Education at Elizabeth City Teacher’s College. Marie was number 1 in her graduating class. Later, she received her master’s degree at New York University.

Marie and Tibbs (as he was affectionately called) were married on July 4, 1957 in Niagara Falls, NY and moved to Westchester County in 1958.

She taught Special Education in numerous schools in Westchester County, NY. Marie retired at age 65 in 1993. She was a member of Union Baptist Church in White Plains (Greenburgh), NY where she served as a member of the Trustee Ministry. She was active with the Silhouettes Organization (Wives of Members of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.) New Rochelle/White Plains Alumni Chapter throughout her life.