Saint Meinrad Seminary & School of Theology

Formation and Education for the Life of the Church

Alumni Obituaries

Deacon Ray Gibson

Deacon
Ray, age 77, of Alexandria, passed away on Sunday, July 23, 2017, at his
residence after a lengthy battle with cancer.



He is preceded in death by his parents Ray D. and Mildred T. Gibson; and his
former daughter-in-law, Monique Gibson.



Ray is a veteran of the United States Army.
He attended USL, and received his degree in Theology from Loyola in New
Orleans. Ray worked as a Chaplain for the VA Hospital in Pineville for 8 years.
He was ordained as a permanent Deacon for the Diocese of Alexandria in February
of 2012. His pastoral assignments were Sacred Heart of Jesus of Pineville, and
St. Rita Catholic Church of Alexandria.



He is survived by his wife of 55 years Phyllis Ann Gibson; his sons, Neal
Matthew Gibson and his wife Chantel of Oakdale, and Ted Michael Gibson and his
wife Denise of Denham Springs; 4 granddaughters, Hailey Hitt and her husband
Jonathon of Abbeville, Sydney Gibson of Oakdale, Lauryn Gibson of Denham
Springs, Anna Maria Gibson of Oakdale; 2 great grandchildren, Jonathon and
Dalton Hitt; and 2 brothers, Michael Gibson and his wife Jill of Broussard, and
Kim Gibson and his wife Melissa of Ville Platte.