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Funeral Service

New Beginnings Outreach Ministries
Saturday January 22nd, 2022

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New Beginnings Church
Saturday January 22nd, 2022
9:00am - 10:00am

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Belmont Park Cemetery
Saturday January 22nd, 2022
Ending at 8:00pm

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Mary Frances “Mae” Gibbs-Holmes

Mrs. Mary Frances Gibbs-Holmes, affectionately called Mae, 63, passed from this life peacefully at her home in Youngstown, Ohio, on January 9, 2022.

Mary Frances was born on June 19, 1958, in Youngstown, Ohio, to Willie T. and Mildred Rivers-Gibbs.

She was the 9th child born from a family of 15 children. She graduated from South High School in 1979. She married Robert (Ace) Holmes on

She was a member of New Beginnings Outreach Ministries, where she served on the Usher Board and Kitchen Hospitality Ministries.
Mae truly loved her family friends, and enjoyed crocheting, crafts, cooking, planting flowers, and gardening. She was especially known for her fried chicken with mustard, pasta salad, and coleslaw.

She leaves to cherish her memory, her husband, Robert (Ace) Holmes, Rashaun, and Kevin Gibbs, whom she reared, a stepdaughter Tiffany Holmes, and two grandchildren. Five brothers, Earl Jr. (Vesna) Gibbs, Larry Gibbs, Arthur Gibbs, Michael (Wanda) Gibbs, and Maurice Gibbs. Three sisters, Lula Mae Hatcher of Youngstown, Carol Rhodes of Philadelphia, Pa, Denise (Loren) White of Fort Worth, Texas. A host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Her nephew Ta’rane L Gibbs, nieces, Cindy A Gibbs, Latoya C., and Ciera A Johnson, all of Youngstown. Mickie M and Kimberly S. Gibbs, from Memphis, TN. Two close cousins, Marilyn King from Youngstown, and Tony Gibbs, from Fayetteville, NC. Her best friend, Cookie Washington.

She was preceded in death by her parents, five brothers: Jeffrey Gibbs, Charles T. Gibbs, Willie E. Gibbs, Willie Lee Gibbs, Sylvester Gibbs, her sister Christine M. Gibbs, and her niece La’Tisha N. Gibbs.

A Homegoing Celebration Service of a wonderful life will be 10: 00 a.m Saturday, January 22, 2022 at New Beginnings Outreach Ministries 2007 S. Schenley Ave. Youngstown, Ohio 44509, the family will receive guest from 9:00 to 10:00 Saturday at the church. Interment to follow at Belmont Park Cemetery.

Please follow CDC guidelines (6 foot rule) of social distancing and wearing your mask over your mouth and nose.

F. D. Mason Memorial Funeral Home, Inc., has been given the honor to serve the family during this difficult time of bereavement.

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A candle was lit in memory of Mary Gibbs-Holmes

Yvonne Williams Feb 16 2022 7:23 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Mary Gibbs-Holmes

Buffy Jan 21 2022 12:30 AM

My sister of whom I had the pleasure of sharing 46 wonderful years with. I was blessed by her with the famous chicken wing recipe. I will miss you dearly. I love you always.

Loren T. White Jan 20 2022 9:01 PM