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Nancy McMillian Gibson Leaberry

Tuesday, December 22, 2009
1:00 PM until 2:00 PM
St. John's Episcopal Church
3000 Washington Blvd.
Huntington, WV 25705

Tuesday, December 22, 2009
2:00 PM
St. John's Episcopal Church

Nancy McMillian Gibson Leaberry 85, widow of Ernest F. Leaberry III, passed away quietly in her sleep at Woodlands Residential Heath Care on December 17, 2009 after a prolonged illness. Nancy was born on May 11, 1924 in Huntington, WV, the youngest child of the late Edward George Gibson and Ada Marie Selb Gibson. She was preceded in death by her brother, Edward Gibson, his wife, Betsy, a sister, Sara Gibson Brindle, her husband Harry, another brother, Jack Gibson, his wife Wilda, and a sister, Jean Gibson Cunningham and husband James. Nancy graduated from Huntington High School and attended Marshall University. She was engaged to the late Lt. Robert Femoyer, a Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient, who was killed in action during WWII. She later met and married her husband Ernest. Over the course of their 48 year marriage they had six children. Nancy was a member of St. Johnís Episcopal Church for over 60 years. She was a member of Guyan Golf and County Club and the Womenís Club of Huntington where she took a major role in the production of the famed Gay Caper Musicals. She served two terms as an elected member of the Huntington Park Board, volunteered at the Huntington Museum of Art and was a member of the Ivy and Cotillion Dance Clubs of Huntington. Nancy, along with her very good friend, the late Betty Crickard are fondly remembered for the clever and original skits they wrote and performed for audiences throughout the community. Nancy is survived by her six children and their families, Dr. Susan Leaberry Victor, her husband, Dr. David W. Victor of Morehead KY and their children Dr. David Victor of New Orleans, LA, Elizabeth Victor of Lexington, KY, and Luke Victor of Morehead, KY; Paige Leaberry Prino, her husband Victor Prino II and their son, Joseph Prino of Huntington, WV; John F. Leaberry Esq. and his wife Pamela Williams Leaberry of Ft. Lauderdale FL and Lewisburg, WV; E. Braxton Leaberry, his wife Teresa Chapman Leaberry and their daughters, Melissa, Katie and Maggie Leaberry all of Nashville TN; Philip G. Leaberry also of Nashville TN, and Dr. Jeffrey L. Leaberry, wife, Brooke Adams Leaberry and their daughter Addison Leaberry of Huntington, WV. Also surviving are beloved sister-in-laws, Mary Leaberry and Helen Leaberry Lester of Huntington, a brother-in-law, John C. Leaberry of St. Augustine, FL, a special niece, Carolyn Brindle Hunter of Huntington, her very best and life long friend, Joanne Stark Hibbert, of Atlanta Georgia, and numerous other loving nieces, nephews, family members and friends. The many nurses and healthcare providers at the Woodlands Healthcare Facility held a special place in Nancyís heart and life. These wonderful individuals took great care to ensure that she was comfortable, happy, loved, and well cared for. For this the Leaberry family is eternally grateful.

Funeral services for Nancy will be conducted at 2 P.M. Tuesday, December 22, 2009 at St. Johnís Episcopal Church by the Rev. Karen F. Humbert. Chapmanís Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Visitation will take place from 1:00 Ė 2:00 P.M. at the church on Tuesday, before the memorial service begins. Internment of ashes will follow the service at the St. Johnís Church Columbarium. The family asks that in lieu of flowers donations be made to St Johnís Episcopal Church or the Woodlands Healthcare Employee Fund. Online condolences may be sent to

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