Rev. Vickey Gibbs

July 10, 2020

We need your prayers.

With a heavy heart, we share with you that our beloved Resurrection family member and Associate Pastor Reverend Vickey Gibbs succumbed to the COVID-19 virus at 7:31 am Central time this morning, Friday, July 10. She had been taken to the emergency room on Wednesday, diagnosed with pneumonia, and placed on a ventilator. The doctors said her heart was just too weak to fight the infection.

Please keep Cassandra and their daughters Cara and Ariel, along with their precious grandchild Xavier in your prayers. We will let you know as we know any further information on a memorial service and any requests from the family.

I can only think of Paul’s letter to the Romans: “Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.” (Romans 8:26)

Tears are prayers. Groans are prayers. Holy Spirit, intercede. Help us now.

Rev. Troy Treash
Senior Pastor
Resurrection MCC
RevTroy@ResurrectionMCC.org
281-254-8050


A Message from Cassandra White, Rev. Vickey’s wife:

We welcome everyone’s concern for us and want you to know that we are ok. What you can do to honor Vickey is to carry her justice work forward. Build upon the seeds she planted. For a financial gift please support local action for justice in your area. If you are at Resurrection, please support these two passions for Vickey: The Resurrection MCC Justice Ministry or Children’s ministry. They were her heart.

But local action is key for transformation. So maybe where you are there is a local Black Lives Matter chapter or the Color of Change. Donate money, donate time, in Vickey’s honor. Keep fighting. Don’t accept anything less than transformation. Change the things you cannot accept.


Resurrection Facebook Group Page
Remembering Our Beloved Rev. Vickey Gibbs
A place to grieve, share memories, photos, videos, and more.

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Announcement & Comments

Resurrection MCC (Houston) Congregational Announcement
Mourning the loss of Rev. Vickey, our beloved Associate Pastor

Resurrection MCC (Houston) Press Release
Beloved Houston Pastor and Activist Succumbs to COVID-19

Metropolitan Community Churches (Global Denomination)
Announcement

Dignity Memorial
Memories Page


NEWS ARTICLES & VIDEO SEGMENTS

HOUSTON CHRONICLE – Friday, July 17, 2020
Prominent activist, preacher dies from COVID-19


OUTSMART MAGAZINE – Monday, August 3, 2020
Social-Justice Champion: Rev. Vickey Gibbs’ ministry was marked by grace, patience, and action.

BEAUMONT ENTERPRISE – Monday, August 3, 2020
Pastor lived life of giving

NEWSHOUR – Friday, July 31, 2020
Honoring 5 Lives Lost to Coronavirus

CNN – Monday, July 27, 2020
These are some of the 91,000 people who’ve died since the US reopened

THE LEADER NEWSPAPER – Wednesday, July 22, 2020
(Neighborhood newspaper – Heights, Garden Oaks, Oak Forest)

Community mourns death of progressive pastor

KHOU (CBS 11 Houston) – Tuesday, July 21, 2020
COVID-19 patients checked on by nurse navigators during recovery

CNN FACEBOOK POST – Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Texas Pastor Dies From Covid-19 A Month After Powerful Sermon About The Virus

KHOU (CBS 11 Houston) – Sunday, July 19, 2020
Houston pastor died within days of COVID-19 diagnosis, family says

BET – Sunday, July 19, 2020
Texas Pastor Dies From Covid-19 A Month After Powerful Sermon About The Virus

CNN – Saturday, July 18, 2020
Texas pastor dies of Covid-19 a month after giving sermon on the virus’ impact on her community

HOUSTON CHRONICLE – Friday, July 17, 2020
Prominent activist, preacher dies from COVID-19

THE NEW YORK TIMES – Sunday, July 15, 2020
Rev. Vickey Gibbs, Activist in a Progressive Church, Dies at 57
Ms. Gibbs used her pulpit in Houston to treat broken parishioners in a broken social world. She died of the coronavirus. 

KTRK (ABC 13 Houston) – Sunday, July 12, 2020, 10:00 pm news
Segment on the loss of Rev. Vickey Gibbs
 

KPRC (NBC 2 Houston) – Sunday, July 12, 2020
Houston Pastor Dies After Contracting COVID-19

MSNBC: DEADLINE: White House WITH NICOLLE WALLACE – Sunday, July 12, 2020
Rev. Vickey honored in “Lives Well Lived” Segment (video below)

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