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Brooklyn Milica Gibson

January 18 – February 19, 2018

After a short 33 days in this world, Brooklyn Milica Gibson was taken to heaven to be in the arms of Jesus at the Akron Children’s Hospital NICU. Though her time on earth was small, she touched many lives and was loved by all.

Born early at 23 weeks and weighing only 1 lb ½ oz., Brooklyn was still able to grasp the fingers and respond to the touch of her loving parents during her brief life. She looked so much like her father, but had the feisty personality of her mother. She was born at 3:10 a.m. on January 18 and died at 1:27 p.m. on February 19th.

Brooklyn joins her great-grandmother, Betty Gibson; her great-aunt, Milica Mrksich; and her great-grandfathers, Dusan Katanic, Norman Steese, Carroll Gibson and Clarence B. Brand, in heaven. She is survived by her father and mother, Erik and Maria Gibson; her grandparents, John and Susan Gibson; her grandparents, Milan and Colleen Katanic; her aunts and uncles, April (Chris) Mertens, Alex (Tracie) Gibson, Deanna (Ben) Nickerson, Daniel (Rebecca) Katanic, and Kristina Katanic; and her cousins, Brianna and Katherina Schnardthorst, Zoey Gibson, and Gabriel and Joshua Katanic.

Friends may call at Bacher Funeral Home, 3250 Greenwich Road, NORTON on Friday, February 23, from 5 to 8 p.m. A private family service will be held on Saturday.

Private interment at Copley Township Cemetery in Copley, Ohio.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Akron Children’s Hospital NICU, One Perkins Square, Akron, Ohio 44308 in Brooklyn’s honor.

“He will wipe away every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away”.

Revelation 21:4

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A candle was lit in memory of Brooklyn Gibson

Susan. Sister in the Lord. Feb 25 2018 12:00 AM

Maria and Erik,
I was heartbroken when I came back to work and found that Brooklyn wasn't there- as I had been thinking of you guys and praying for her on my days off. I am so sorry I wasn't there to give you a hug.Brookie was one VERY lucky girl to have you two as parents.So loved and cherished each and every day. My thoughts and prayers will continue to be with you both.

Nurse Laurie Feb 23 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Brooklyn Gibson

Nurse NIKKI Feb 23 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Brooklyn Gibson

Aaron Hollis Feb 21 2018 12:00 AM

Maria and Erik, may you find comfort in God's hand during this difficult time. We are saddened to hear of your loss. She is God's precious child and is in peaceful hands now. Many thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

Bret & Carly Gavlak Feb 21 2018 12:00 AM

Maria, Erik, and family,
We are so veryheartbroken and sorrowful for your family.We prayGod will bring you peace,comfort, and healing as you work through your grief. You areall in our thoughts and prayers.

Tim & Cindy Lowe Feb 21 2018 12:00 AM

Dear Erik and Maria,
We are praying for you. Our prayer is that God provides you the comfort you need each day and know He does love you. If we can help in any way, please let us know.
The staff at Bacher Funeral Home

The Staff of Bacher Funeral Home Feb 20 2018 12:00 AM

A GRANDMA'S GARDEN TABLE BASKET was sent on February 20, 2018

The Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord make His face shine upon you, And be gracious to you; The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, And give you peace. We are praying that you all feel His constant presence during this sorrowful time. Love to you all - Aaron Hannah & Solomon Katanic

Expression of Sympathy Feb 20 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Brooklyn Gibson

Kelly and Lenny Vance Feb 20 2018 12:00 AM

A MONET'S GARDEN TABLE BASKET was sent on February 20, 2018

Gibson and Katanic Family, We want to express our deepest sympathies for your loss. You are in all of our thoughts, we pray for your family to heal together. As in John 14:2-3, God has prepeared a place for Brooklyn and taken her to Him, in His house. Take comfort in each other. NOAC 2021

Expression of Sympathy Feb 20 2018 12:00 AM

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