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Obituary and Service Details for Rev. Harry Gipson, father of Agriculture Commissioner Andy Gipson

Rev. Harry Noble Gipson, 70, formerly of Brandon and Braxton, Mississippi, passed away on June 6, 2019.

Born June 22, 1948, Brother Gipson was the son of the late Rev. J. N. and Minnie Lee Gipson.

Bro. Gipson was a successful  homebuilder by trade, and a bi-vocational minister who pastored several churches in central Mississippi including Gum Springs Baptist Church, Braxton, MS, Providence Baptist Church, Pearl, Mississippi, New Liberty  Baptist Church, Morton, Mississippi, The Living Way Baptist Church, Brandon, MS, and Emmanuel Baptist Church, Pearl, MS.  During his ministry, Bro. Gipson led countless people to saving faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.  Over the years he also served as a missionary during several evangelistic missions around the world.  Bro. Gipson had a vision to build the Hilltop Memorial Children’s Ranch near Braxton, Mississippi and had a heart to see the Children’s Ranch operate to reach children of all backgrounds.

Even though in recent years he experienced traumatic brain injury as a result of several major accidents including a mule wagon wreck, a serious fall off of a forklift, and a life-threatening motorcycle wreck, Bro. Gipson continued to stay active in ministry in various ways.  He loved all people and personally helped countless individuals in need.

He is survived by his devoted wife of 50+ years, Glenda Cliburn Gipson and their three boys, Dr. J. Scott Gipson (Heather) of San Angelo, TX, Commissioner Andy Gipson (Leslie) of Braxton, MS and Detective Matt Gipson of Braxton, MS, and his eight grandchildren, Isaac, Daniel, Nate and Abi Rose of San Angelo, TX and Joseph, Benjamin, Abigail and Sarah of Braxton, MS. He is also survived by three siblings, brother, Larry Gipson (the late Sharon Gipson) and sisters, Wanda (Charlie) McLemore and Cindy Gipson and his niece and nephews, Cindy Lynne, John Larry and Bennett.   He will be remembered most of all for his faith in Jesus Christ, love of the Bible, the Word of God, and his love for his family.

Funeral services will be handled by Chancellor Funeral Home.  Services are scheduled for 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 9th at Chancellor Funeral Home in Florence with visitation preceding 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Margaret Lackey State Missions Offering, Mississippi Baptist Convention Board, P. O. Box 530, Jackson, MS 39205 and to the Neuro Institute, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Translational Research Center, 2500 N. State St., Jackson, MS 39216.

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