Velma (Gibbs) Adeniyi-Ash

March 29, 1956 ~ September 17, 2020 (age 64)

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Graveside service celebrating her life of Mrs. Velma Gibbs Adeniyi Ash 64 of Decatur, Alabama will be 11:00 am Wednesday at Decatur City Cemetery with Dr. Sylvester Truss officiating and the Reverend Parnell Gibbs eulogist.  Public viewing will be Tuesday from noon till 5:00 pm at Reynolds Funeral Home.

On March 29, 1956, Velma Gibbs Adeniyi Ash was born to the later Ambrosia and Gladys Ellis Gibbs in Jackson, MS. She was the 2nd of six children.  On September 17, 2020 she made her transition to her Heavenly home at Huntsville Hospital, in Huntsville, Alabama. 

She was preceded in death by: her parents, one brother Ambrosia Gibbs Jr; and sister Jacqueline Gibbs .

She confessed a hope in Christ at an early age and was a faithful member of Westside Baptist Church under the leadership of Dr. Sylvester Truss in Decatur, Alabama where she served faithfully on the usher board. She was also a member of Original Sistahs Red Hatters #80707.  

Velma was outspoken and straightforward.  Her personality was one that could light up any room.  She was always  in charge and was the CEO of everything and had no problem letting you know how she felt.  She was loved by everyone and will be missed by all that knew her.

She leaves to cherish her memory with love: her husband, Phillip Ash; her son, Reginald Gibbs; one grandson, Paxton Gibbs all of Decatur, Alabama; two sisters, Barbara (Robert) Brown of Flora, MS, Marketta Moore (Brenda) of Jackson, MS; two brothers, Herbert (Della) Lee Stovall, Antonio (Sharon) Gibbs, both of Jackson, MS; one aunt, Fannie Mae Bradley of Jackson, MS;  her adopted mother, Dorothy Davis of Decatur, Alabama; three sisters-in-law, Cynthia (Johnny) Fletcher, Catherine (Matthew) Jackson, Maria Phornore: three brothers–in-law, John (Shea) Ash, Michael Ash and Hershey Collier; godchild, Demetrius Hightower and his son, Kaleb; godsisters, Kimsella (Anthony) Leach, Jackie Griffin, Amy Davis, Karen (Victor) Stewart all of Decatur; godbrothers, Keith (Pat) Williams and Charles Moore both of Decatur; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.


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 Service Program


Graveside Service
September 23, 2020

11:00 AM
Decatur City Cemetery
1001 Wilson Street NW
Decatur, Alabama 35601

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