Phoebe “Jane” (Jackson) Tibbs, age 88, died peacefully on Saturday, December 24, 2022, at TideWell Hospice in Lakewood Ranch, Florida. She was born on September 27, 1934, in Elk Creek, Virginia, daughter of the late Albert & Viola (Burris) Jackson. Jane was married to the late Billy Tibbs on May 23, 1953, and lived in Osprey, Florida for close to 60 years.
Jane retired after working 20 years for Sarasota Memorial Hospital medical records. Then Jane worked for Sarasota Orthopedic for the next 20 years. She finished her medical billing career with Kennedy White Orthopedic at the age of 76. When Jane wasn’t working, she enjoyed reading, going to yard sales, and spending time with her family. In 2017, after the passing of her husband, Billy Tibbs, she moved to Wauchula, Florida with her son, Donnie Tibbs, and daughter-in-law, Karen (Whaley) Tibbs.
Jane will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by her love of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren who affectionately called her Mamaw. Jane is survived by her son, Donnie Tibbs and his wife Karen (Whaley) Tibbs, her sisters: Ann Whitlock and Ruth (Bill) Bova, her grandchildren: Jessica (Steve) Schweickhardt, Tanna (Brock) Horner, Ben (PJ) Tibbs, her bonus grandchildren: Timmy (Penny) Perkins, Terry (Katelyn) Stables and Pamela (Henry) Hattenhauer, her great-grandchildren: Dean Schweickhardt, Audra Tibbs, Christopher and Andrew Welch-Gill, and Tripp Horner, and additional 13 bonus great-grandchildren. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; her sister: Carol (Jack) Archer; her brother: Donald Jackson; her in-laws: Lawrence and Minnie (Callahan) Tibbs.
A celebration of life will be held for Jane on Saturday, January 21, 2023, at 1:00pm at First Baptist Church of Osprey 265 N Tamiami Trail, Osprey, FL 34229. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Tidewell Hospice in Lakewood Ranch 6310 Capital Dr Suite 100, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202, Florida or Hannah’s House in Wauchula, Florida 102 Carlton St, Wauchula, FL 33873.