Honoring the memory of Sarge
December 2, 2016
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Rev. Cleran Gipson, the high school ISS teacher, passed away the evening of November 26. Married to Regina Gipson, he was the father of six children. Gipson was also the founder and pastor of “A Voice in the Wilderness Outreach Ministry”, an employee at Chapel Hill ISD since 2003 and a driving instructor for 3A Security Driving Academy.
“I only know him to be a great man,” Deputy Superintendent Lamond Dean said. “Sarge has been as much of a mentor to me as he claims that I was for him. He will be sorely missed at Chapel Hill ISD and also in the Chapel Hill community. We all looked up to him.”
Students and staff wore camouflage on Friday, December 2nd in honor of Sarge for his time spent as a Seargent in the U.S. Army.
“He always treated everyone with respect,” senior Garrett Herring said. “[Sarge] treated everyone fair and always encouraged to do right, or how to fix what was wrong.”
Social media outlets show countless posts which have gone viral in the last week, displaying comments about the man he was to faculty members, friends, current students and former students.
“He was a good man,” history teacher Arlie Bice said. “He worked hard to get the best out of the kids at this school.”
Services for remembrance of Mr. Gipson will be Saturday, December 3rd at 12pm at Friendly Baptist Church.
“[He was] such a kind soul…radiating on the inside and out,” junior Caroline Onwuzu said.