February 8, 1935 ~ February 21, 2021

Born in: Asheville, NC
Resided in: Asheville, NC

On Sunday, February 21, 2021, Heaven rejoiced and welcomed Julia Anne Carlock Gibson, 86, to spend eternity with her Lord Jesus Christ and her beloved husband and family.

Mrs. Gibson was born February 8, 1935 to Paul Moody Carlock and Anne Justice Carlock who preceded her in death as well as her husband James “Bud” Gibson. She worked as a Physical Education Teacher for Asheville City Schools.

She is survived by two daughters; Anne (Stephen) Linhart and Vicki (Tripp) Hughes. She is also survived by six grandchildren Joshua Linhart (Sarah), Sarah Linhart (Corey), Jared Linhart, Lettie Hughes, Mazie Hughes, and Robert Hughes and many other loving family and friends.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at Groce United Methodist Church on the lawn outside at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, February 24. COVID restrictions will apply. Rev. Gerald Davis will officiate. A private burial will be held at the Western NC Veterans Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Groce United Methodist Church Women’s Ministry, 954 Tunnel Road, Asheville, NC 28805. “Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.” Hebrews 11:1


Celebration of Life: February 24, 2021 1:00 pm

Groce United Methodist Church
954 Tunnel Road
Asheville, NC 28805


Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home on Tunnel Road
856 Tunnel Rd.
Asheville, NC 28805


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  1. Julia was always a radiant, loving reflection of the Lord Jesus in her life. What a blessing she was to all who had the honor to meet her. Our prayers are with you all, dear family, as you go through this time together. Bob & Pat Carnahan

  2. Mrs Gibson was like a 2nd mother to my sister and I growing up. Our best friends were Vicki and Anne. Our parents have had a wonderful lifelong friendship with the Gibson’s. I never saw Mrs Gibson without a smile on her face. She was so sweet. You were always welcome at their home. We will really miss her as we do Mr Gibson. The bright spot is they are together now. ❤️

  3. Julia was one of my first “friends” and I’ve known her my entire life. She always had a smile on her face, and the sweetest giggle. Whether it was a tea party at her house or coffee & tea next
    door on the porch, I just always remember her being there. She also meant the world to my sweet grandmother and great grandmother. When I moved back as an adult, she loved having my kids over to play and I will treasure those memories forever. I am sad she is not here anymore, but I can’t help but but awe struck knowing that she ran into heaven and is rejoicing with Angels right now.

  4. Mrs. Gibson was always so kind and welcoming to our family. I will always remember that day at the lake with all the kids and the fun we had. Prayers for her family and friends.

  5. Julia was my dearest friend when I lived in Asheville. We taught at the same school and our children grew up together. I have missed her so much since I moved away. Such a bright sweet energetic lady. I send my love to Anne and Vickie. You are always in my thoughts and prayers.

  6. I will miss Julia more than I can express. She was a “member” of our family, and a constant blessing to both of my grandparents, and mother. To me, she was my very best friend and counselor. I could always talk to her. I loved her like a second mother. Itt hurts to lose her, but I know she is with the Lord.

    My heartfelt condolences and prayers for the family.

  7. My condolences to Julia’s family. I remember her as such a happy person, and she dearly loved her family. We had mutual friends. She will be missed, My prayers and thoughts are with you all during this sad time.

  8. Julia meant the world to me growing up. I always loved it when she would come over after my mother and I would come up to see my grandmother and great grandmother. She became another grandmother to me after that. I’ll never forget when I got bronchitis one time, and she made me cough syrup. I instantly felt better, and she helped take care of me until it was gone.

    I will miss her very much, and will hold on to my wonderful memories of her. I was so glad I got to see her last month. We talked, laughed, and reminisced about the good ole days. My deepest condolences for the family during this difficult time.

  9. Julia made our life better as our next door neighbor. When her beloved Bud passed away we would always speak at night to reassure her that we were just down the hall and she would be safe.

    We love you Julia and we will miss you terribly until we meet again.

    You have earned your eternal rest.

  10. My Aunt Julia … I have loved this woman my whole life. She was always so loving to me and encouraging she was very special. She was an inspiration to me.

  11. The photo you chose is a beautiful reflection of all that was special about Julia…that smile and the sparkle in her eyes. I loved that, whenever I saw her, she would take my face in her hands and give me a kiss and a hug!!

  12. Although circumstances and time have created distance between Aunt Julia and my family, I will always remember her fondly. I know that she was dearly loved by my Aunt Donna and I am sure that my Granddaddy, her brother, is happy to have her home with him again. Please know that I thought of you warmly many times over the years and I hope and pray for nothing but the best for your soul. Please give Granddaddy a hug and kiss for me. I’ve missed him terribly.

  13. Julia was a beautiful and wonderful person inside and out. She and Bud looked after my grandparents at all times. Then she kept a loving eye on my mother. Always there with a smile and great conversations. She will be missed by all who were lucky enough to know her. Our most sincere condolences to Ann and Vicki and their families. Just know she and Bud are together again and I’m sure they are again keeping everyone safe and loved.

  14. My heart is with yours Anne and Vicki and all of the beautiful beautiful family and friends that surrounds our prayers with Julia. My tears are with yours as we remember our Mothers with such fondness and joy. Take good care each of you ~ Vicky Frue

  15. Mrs. Gibson was a smiling face, a warm welcome, and a generous heart who was so very proud of her family. She leaves a legacy of God’s love that was shared through her life and her service. We are grateful we had the pleasure of knowing her through Vickie and Tripp and in church, and pray for peace and comfort for all those she held so dearly.

  16. Mrs. Gibson was a lovely lady and a great teacher. I loved being in her PE class!
    My thoughts and prayers are for her precious family but I rejoice that she is with our Lord!

  17. Anne, Vicki & families, we were so sorry to be out of town when your mother left us. Your mother loved her family fiercely & always wanted to be at all the grandchildren’s events. She was so proud of each grandchild. She was such an integral part of Groce Church & Sarah Circle & will leave a great void. Her joy was evident in that great smile of hers. We know you are aware of the blessing you had in your two wonderful parents & now they are together celebrating again. May you feel God’s presence & peace in the days ahead. Our love & prayers, John & Tina Stovall


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