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Kenneth L. Bibbs

September 4, 1958 ~ November 7, 2022 (age 64)
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Bibbs  ~ Kenneth Lamont Bibbs, Sr. was born to the late John O. Bibbs, Sr. and Della M. Bibbs in Kansas City, Kansas, September 6, 1958, at Douglas Hospital of Kansas.

He was immersed in the Christian community that would be his lifelong support from an early age. Kenneth attended and graduated from Wyandotte High School of Kansas City, Kansas in 1976. Upon graduation, he joined the United States Navy, where he served twenty-five years of honorary, dedicated service as an Engineer and gained Surface Warfare and elevated to become a Senior Chief in the United States Navy, retiring in 2001. In 2001, he entered the civilian world and obtained an associate degree from Florida State Collage at Jacksonville in Engineering. Kenneth later became employed with Bank of America where he worked as an Engineer for twenty years.

He was blessed with a large and loving family. At the tender age of twenty-six, he met and fell in love with Gailia Wright. Shortly after, they wedded in Reno, Nevada and later moved to Oakland, California.  Kenneth was a loving husband, devoted father, grandfather, uncle and friend. He was a mastery at what he put his mind to, using his God given strengths and abilities to accomplish his goals. Kenneth was funny, witty and never met a stranger. Amongst his presence, you were guaranteed to feel comfort and joy! Outside of his professional uniforms, he exemplified confidence, class and style.

Kenneth is survived by his wife Gailia Bibbs; sons, Kenneth Bibbs Jr., Jason Bibbs, Kendrick Bibbs, Javon Bibbs (Camry) and Isaiah Bibbs; grandchildren, Ashai Bibbs and Alexander Toby; siblings, John O. Bibbs Jr., Rhonda Bibbs and Angela Washington (Larry). He will join his late siblings, Calvin Bibbs, Della Marie Bibbs, Stephen Bibbs and loving parents, John O. Bibbs Sr. and Della M. Bibbs.

Family and friends will gather to celebrate the life of Kenneth Lamont Bibbs, Sr., 12 PM Wednesday, November 16, 2022, at The Bethel Church, 215 Bethel Baptist Street, Bishop R. W. McKissick, Jr., Lead Pastor; Bishop R. W. McKissick, Sr., Pastor Emeritus.   Visitation Tuesday from 5 – 7 PM at The Soutel Chapel.  Interment in Jacksonville National Cemetery.  Because of the love of his family, arrangements entrusted to J. E. Fralin & Sons Funeral & Cremation Services, 5065 Soutel Dr, 904.924.9400. 

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 Service Program


November 15, 2022

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
J. E. Fralin & Sons Funeral & Cremation Services
5065 Soutel Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32208

Funeral Service
November 16, 2022

12:00 PM
Bethel Baptist Institutional Church
215 Bethel Baptist Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202

Interment following funeral service
November 16, 2022

Jacksonville National Cemetery
4083 Lannie Road
Jacksonville, FL 32218

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Kenneth Bibbs

September 4, 1958-November 7, 2022

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