Jennifer Marie Gibson

January 25, 1982 - September 26, 2022

01/25/1982 - 09/26/2022

Past Services

Saturday October 08, 2022
1:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Southside Chapel
5033 Rouse Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
(757) 422-4000 | Directions
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Celebration of Life

Jennifer Gibson, 40, passed away Monday, September 26, 2022 in Norfolk, Virginia after a year long battle with appendiceal cancer. Jennifer was born January 25, 1982 In Norfolk, Virginia. She was a graduate of Kempsville High School and Old Dominion University.

For over 15 years, Jennifer was a devoted public servant within Norfolk’s Public Library system. Through her career she touched the lives of many children and adults, instilling a love for reading and passion for books. “Miss Jennifer”, as she was fondly referred to, took great pride in serving the library communities of Larchmont and Van Wyck. Jennifer had a great love for life. She enjoyed traveling, the arts, and spending time with her many friends.

Jennifer is survived by her parents, John and Kathleen Gibson; her sister, Kimberlee Daugherty (Kevin); and partner, Alyssa Strackbein.

A celebration of life will be held at Altmeyer Southside Chapel on Saturday, October 8, 2022 at 1 pm. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Appendix Cancer Pseudomyxoma Peritonei (ACPMP) Research Foundation in Jennifer’s honor would be appreciated.

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Cynthia L Phillips
1 year ago

So sorry to hear that Jennifer passed away. When i lived in Norfolk, 2011-2016 She led the book club at Larchmont Library till she transferred to Van Wyck. She was so sweet and caring and loved doing the book club. Prayers for her family

Lisa Kingsley
1 year ago

Jennifer was magic. I saw the sweetness in her and how she touched every person that she encountered. The best part of the library was Jennifer. I saw how the children responded to her. I was so very happy when she shared with me a special event that happened in her personal life. She indeed had special people who loved her. I wilk miss seeing her smiling face her cheery disposition her love for books. She was such a gem. Heaven just gained an Angel.

Lucy Wittkower
1 year ago

Jennifer was one of the first people that I met when we moved to Norfolk in 2011 and took my toddler and infant to the Larchmont Library. We loved story times and seeing Jennifer at the library and around Norfolk for years. She always felt like an old friend to me, just one of those rare people who instantly instills trust, understanding, and joy. She will be deeply missed.

Geriann Beck
1 year ago

I feel so fortunate to have known, worked with and enjoyed Jennifer – especially now that her life has been cut so short. I worked with and saw her perform her magic at the Van Wyck Library. One of the greatest and enduring tributes to her life will be that she did touch so many in such a short time. Jennifer was indeed special.

Christina Skees
1 year ago

Ms. Jennifer was always a joy at the library. She was so kind and helpful. My children always sought her out as she made everyone feel special. She let my daughter volunteer at the Larchmont Branch for several summers when she was in middle school. We were sad when she moved to VanWyck but quickly started going there as she was so welcoming. I bumped into her all over the city- not just at libraries! She was a bright light where ever she went. She will be dearly missed🌟💖⭐️

George Renn
1 year ago

I always enjoyed Jennifer’s quick wit, ever-positive outlook, generosity of spirit, and the delightful pleasure of her company.

Ben & Michelle Gillikin
1 year ago

We are holding you all close in our thoughts and prayers. We too will be honored to make a donation in Jennifer’s memory. Sending our love to you.

Barbara Ann Morrison
1 year ago

I am so saddened to hear of Jennifer’s passing. I did not know her that well but knew her mother for years. I did know Jennifer in the last year and knew how hard she fought. Will be honored to send a donation in her name as requested and my heart is broken for her family .

Annette Field
1 year ago

I worked with Jennifer off and on for several years @ NPL. She was a wonderful children’s librarian and person. She offered so much joy and compassion in her time there. She will be missed.

Kim Glover
1 year ago

So very sorry to hear this news. Jennifer holds a place in so many children’s lives along with their families. She was a special part of Larchmont and she’s simply gone far too soon. May her family find peace in knowing her life was well lived.