The funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, February 20, 2016 at the Friendship Baptist Church, 411 Cotton Avenue, Americus, Georgia. Bishop Melvin McCluster, pastor, will officiate. Interment will follow in the Old Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery, Brown Small Road, Americus, Georgia.
Mrs. Susie Pope was born in Americus, Sumter County, Georgia February 21, 1948 to the late Arthur Gibson, Sr. and the late Ethel Dennard-Gibson. She acquired her education in the Sumter County School system where she was a 1966 graduate of Sumter County High School. For twenty-eight years, she was employed with Davidson Textron, and, in 2007, she retired as a inspector. In 2009, she graduated from South Georgia Technical College with a degree in Business Administration.
Accepting Jesus Christ as her personal Savior, she joined the band of Christian Believers at the Friendship Baptist Church where she was a dedicated member.
She was united in holy matrimony to her one and only love, Calvin Pope, and, to this union, they were blessed with two children and one grandson. She loved her family with unconditional love.
Survivors include her beloved husband, Calvin Pope, Americus, Georgia; her beloved children, Daphne (Derrick) Mann and Calvin Kentrell Pope all of Americus, Georgia; her darling grandson, Braxton Mann, Americus, Georgia; ten siblings, Katherine Gibson-Holder, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, Abel (Arthur) Gibson-Lockhart, Summerset, New Jersey, Lucille (Vernon) Gibson-Wright, St. Albans, New York, Ethel (Otis) Gibson-Harris, Leslie, Georgia, Vivian (Howard) Gibson-Wright, New York, New York, Carolyn Gibson, Americus, Georgia, Thelma Gibson, Bonaire, Georgia, Janice (William) Gibson-Wallace, Americus, Georgia, Bobby (Bernice) Gibson, Hartford, Connecticut and Arthur (Cassandra) Gibson, Jr., Americus, Georgia; mother-in-law, Doris L. Pope, Americus, Georgia; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Donald (Linda) Pope, Leonard (Emma) Pope, Sr., Harold Pope all of Americus, Georgia, Linda (James) Larkins , Albany, Georgia and Nadine Pope, Americus, Georgia; aunts and uncles, Mary Foster, New Jersey, Lucious Dennard, New York and Mae Francis Baker, Jacksonville, Florida; and a host of beloved nieces, nephews, other relatives and beloved friends including the Friendship Baptist Church Family.