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Honoring the memory of Sarge

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Honoring the memory of Sarge

Paige Cobb, Editor In Chief

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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.

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4 Responses to “Honoring the memory of Sarge”

  1. Kittie Steele on December 2nd, 2016 11:16 pm

    Such a great guy. So saddened by his passing

  2. Regina Gipson on December 3rd, 2016 5:01 am

    Thank you for the beautiful tribute. This man loved, loved, loved Chapel Hill and the SAC program, and I think they loved him too.
    For years I tried to figure out how he had a telephone on his desk after 2 weeks of being employed by the district, and when I retired after 30 years, I still didn’t have a phone on my desk. We laughed about that one many many days.
    Thank you all for the love. Continue doing things “decent and in order. “. “Teamwork makes the dream work. “

  3. Bryan jones on December 4th, 2016 10:12 am

    He talked me out of dropping out of school as a freshman because I had enough of bullying. He was a great friend mentor and Godly man.

  4. Pat Dudley on December 4th, 2016 7:41 pm

    A poem written by Pat Dudley titled “A Memory Pew

    How blessed we were to have known a person like you
    Especially in times when we do not know what to do
    A true friend who was among our few
    Which allow us to move down and share your memory pew

    Into the depth of love among the Jackson-Chapel Hill view
    Indeed outs and your life’s ending had no earthly clue
    Establish many memories in our hearts we will stick with mighty glue
    As we continue to work, laugh, and eat as though you are still next door; while we occupy your memory pew

    Hallelujah, hallelujahs we sing as you enter your heavenly hue
    With a farewell to your death that was not past due
    Surely, surely we are going to miss you surely as the sky is blue
    Knowingly absolutely that only God can reserve a seat on your memory pew

    In preparing our departing stew by the DAEP, SAC, ABU, and WINGS’ crew
    Over and over we will mimic your voice and March while retiring your whistle that you blew
    As we exercise your memory at work by enduring your legacy with a tattoo
    For this reason, we will forever sit on your memory pew

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