Levi Gibson dies as 94

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Mr. Levi Gibson 

Nassau, Bahamas: The family and friends of Levi Gibson, President of Levi Gibson Real Estate Ltd., announce with regret the death of Levi Gibson today Friday 18th July 2009 at Doctor’s Hospital in Nassau at 1 p.m. following a brief illness. Mr. Gibson was 94 at the time of his death.

Mr. Gibson’s wife Virginia predeceased him, as did a son who died shortly after childbirth. He and his wife adopted a son Philip. He was surrounded by his faithful friend Avis Outten and her family with beloved cousin Charles Gibson along with other family members and friends at the time of his death.

Mr. Gibson was a giant of his times. He was born in Simms, Long Island on 5th April 1914. He was the son of Osborne Theophilus Gibson and Elizabeth Janer Gibson (nee Taylor) both of Simms, Long Island. Mr. Gibson, who left school in Simms at age 14, distinguished himself as a realtor, following a 43-year stint as the major-domo for the late Sir Harold Christie.

Levi Gibson gave of his time, talents and money with boundless generosity almost to a fault. He paid anonymously for many student scholarships. He was a firm believer in education.

Mr. Gibson was honoured by Her Majesty the Queen in the New Year’s Day honours of 2007 with an MBE for his contribution to the civic and business life of The Bahamas.