Mary Lou Gibson-Cosby, 78, of Wabash, Indiana, and daughter of the late William and Mary (Watson) Gibson, was born November 30, 1940, in Madison, Indiana. She attended Broadway High School and graduated from Madison Consolidated High School. She earned an associate's degree in nursing in Indianapolis, and worked in Wabash as a licensed practical nurse for Dr. Richard LaSalle. She also earned an associate degree in early childhood education and owned and operated Mary's Family Day Care Plus in Wabash. Throughout the over fifty years she worked in the childcare industry, her attentive care and guidance touched the lives of many of the children and families in her community. She also owned and operated a real estate entrepreneurship in Wabash along with her son, Andre for the last twenty years.
Mrs. Gibson-Cosby enjoyed flower gardening, raising and watching birds, and was adored by her beloved dog, Daisy. She was a member of Broadway Baptist Church in Madison and Zion Lutheran Church in Wabash for over 30 years. Her favorite Bible verse was Philippians 4:13: "I can do all things through Him, who gives me strength." Her strength was something for which she was admired, but she would be quick to tell you that her strength came from her faith and trust in Jesus.
Mrs. Gibson-Cosby passed away after a long, courageous battle with cancer on Saturday, November 23, 2019, at the home of her son and daughter-in-law in Indianapolis.
Her life will be cherished by her children, whom she nurtured, guided, and loved beautifully and unconditionally: James “Jim” Cosby, III and his wife, Connie of Indianapolis, Andre Cosby, of Wabash, Christopher Cosby and his wife, Cindi of Carmel, Indiana, Mary Ann Abramson and husband, Dustin of Avon, Indiana, and Matthew Cosby of Houston, Texas; two sisters: Geraldine Lacey and her husband, James of Indianapolis, Wilma Banks of Indianapolis; one brother, Floyd Gibson, and his girlfriend Jeri Marshall of Deputy, Indiana; nine grandchildren: Malcolm Wells and wife Komal of Indianapolis(Jim & Connie), Kaedyn Day of Wabash(Andre), Jazen Cosby, Cyan Cosby, Honor Cosby and Drej Cosby, all of Carmel(Chris & Cindi), and Mary Malyka Abramson, Keith Abramson and Maya Abramson, all of Avon(Mary Ann & Dustin); two great grandchildren: Anya Wells and Ahyan Wells, both of Indianapolis(Malcolm & Komal); and her former husband, James "Jim" Cosby, II of Wabash.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers: Jimmy Gibson, Junior Gibson and Harold Henry Gibson; and two sisters: Georgia Gibson and Priscilla Scott.
Reverend Harvey Leggett will conduct the service at 12:00 PM on Saturday, November 30 at The Broadway Baptist Church, 615 Broadway St in Downtown Madison, with interment to follow in Springdale Cemetery. Friends and family may call at the Lytle-Welty Funeral Homes, Main Street Chapel, 423 W Main St in Madison from 5:00 to 8:00 PM on Friday, November 29, and at the church from 11:00 AM until time of service on Saturday, November 30.
A memorial service will be held in Wabash, IN at Zion Lutheran Church at a date to be determined.
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