of Searcy, AR
February 25, 1936 - January 28, 2022
ALL SERVICES for Mrs. Gibbons have been canceled at this time due to inclement weather. We will keep you posted of any updates. Thank You, The Staff of Roller-Daniel Funeral HomeVada Smith Gibbons was born February 25, 1936 and died January 28, 2022 at the age of 85. She was a native of Searcy, AR and resided there, in North Little Rock, AR and in Long Beach, MS during her lifetime. She was a 1953 Graduate of Searcy High School.She retired from Sunshine Uniform Service in North Little Rock and for 9 years managed Beatline Road Mini-Storage in Long Beach with her husband, A.C. Gibbons. Vada was a follower of Jesus while she lived, and she worshiped with fellow believers at the Pineview Church of Christ near Clay, AR and with the Long Beach Church of Christ while in Mississippi. She was known for her kindness and service to others. She was a beloved Bible school teacher for many years, devoting herself to the smallest children in Cradle Roll. She practiced hospitality and, in her home, children were always welcome. They would find fun things and the undivided attention of an adult who made them feel very special. She loved them and was much loved in return. Even as her illness took her ability to walk her lap welcomed great grandchildren. She insisted that there were always picture books within reach. She was preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Estha Smith, her husband of 57 years, A.C. Gibbons, and her great-grandson, Levi Buckley. She is survived by two children, Sarah (Stephen) McNally and Allen (Kristy) Gibbons; by her sister, Brenda Hixson, and brother, Lynn (Diana) Smith, and maternal Aunt, Glenna Lytal. She left 6 well-loved grandchildren: Vada (Charlie) Buckley; Owen (Lindsay) McNally; Micah (Bailey) McNally; Callie (Jacob) Robinson; Katy McNally and John Michael Gibbons and great-grandchildren: Gabe, Reilly, Irene, Makenna, Maeve, Brady, Vera, Margot, Paul, and Joshua. Vada lived out her faith in every part of life showing Christ's love in her to all she met. She will be missed, but her influence lives in our memories, even as she lives on eternally with the God she trusted and obeyed. "A good person produces good things from the treasury of a good heart ... " Luke 6:45a
Aunt Vada was so nice and kind, there was never a time she would not do anything for anyone. love reid smith
Brenda and family: May God Bless You during this difficult time with many wonderful memories. So sorry for your loss.
I was Vadas physician for many years and always appreciated her sweet gentle spirit.She will be missed by all of us who knew her as well as her family.She is now in the beams of our Heavenly Fathers love!!f
We will remember Veda by her grand smile. A very sweet Christian lady who projected her faith in The Lord always. We love her family and we will grieve with all of you, and rejoice with all of you knowing she is in God’s hands.