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Sibble Gage-Knight

Chaplain Sibble Jackson Gage-Knight was born December 21,1930 to Willie Bell Jackson-Reed and Jesse Kingsberry .  When her mother became ill Sibble was raised by her grandparents Thomas and Ammie Jackson in Independence Height. She attended school at Our Mother of Mercy Catholic School and Booker T. Washington High School. She graduated from Prairie View A&M University with a Bachelor of Education and a Masters of Education and began her Doctorate in Education at Texas Southern University. She was a post graduate participant in The National Teachers Corps and taught in Bastrop Texas. She educated students for over 27 years at Garden Oaks Elementary, Carverdale High School, and ended her teaching career at Burrus Elementary school as assistant principal in 1993. Chaplain Knight completed theological training at the Smyrna Seminary. Chaplain Knight traveled to prisons throughout Texas for more than 18 years until her health began to decline. She was a counselor, a teacher and worship leader for men & women confined to correctional institutions throughout the state. She founded the Servants of Christ Prison Ministry of Houston Nov 11,1999. She was a member of The International Network of Prison Ministries, The Restorative Justice Ministry Network of Texas, The Institute for Prison Ministries, COPE Coalition of Prison Evangelist, Correctional Ministries and Chaplins , The Texas Department of Criminal Justice Chaplaincy and Certified Counselor at the Carol Vance Interchange Freedom Initiative. She was united in marriage to Gerone Gage and to that union 3 beautiful daughters were born. Sibble was an ordained Chaplain and an Elder at Smyrna Seventh Day Adventist Church with Therapon Certification. She received so many awards and certifications that are too numerous to mention. She retired  from teaching in 1993 to make sure her only grandchild Kevin Robertson II would always have his granny to spoil him rotten.

She was preceded in death by her parents: Willie B. Reed and Jesse Kingsberry , Grandparents: Thomas and Ammie Jackson and one brother: Raymond Jackson.

She leaves her loving family to celebrate her life : 3 daughters Ammie Telisha Gage, Venee' Gage-Jones and Valescia Gage-Houston, son-in-laws: Herbert Houston and Charles Jones, a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Pallbearers: Larry Miles Sr, Lloyd Geters, Terry Tryal, Ray Williams, Paul Rue, Rev. Arthur Bobino

Honorary Pallbearers: Kevin Robertson II, Raymond Jackson, Ronald Jackson, Delaccye Blake



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Guestbook

Mother, you were indeed a born leader. "No" was not in your vocabulary. Your students loved your stern demeanor. Unfortunately, you and Daddy did not have a moment of rest after my birth; piano lessons, violin lessons, clarinets for the Washington "Eagle" Marching Band, and participation in our choir lead by my grandparents neighbor, and Barbara Jordan's Aunt, Mamie Reed Lee. You often said " I will not leave the education of my children totally to others", and you kicked me out of the house to begin pre-school at 3 years old, unheard of in those days. I was a procrastinator, and everyday was motivated by the much hated whipping belt! At that time I did not understand why everyone in the neighborhood, church, and school had permission to enforce discipline, and you said often "all eyes are watching you". I now understand it takes a village to raise a child. Talking too much was my downfall, our neighbor and my second grade teacher Mrs Henderson, your childhood friends wife instructed me to face the wall almost daily in the school hallway in an effort to control my behavior. I thought if I could tell Grandma, Aunt Mable, and Daddy before you heard about it they would save me; no such luck, the whipping belt was waiting. You absolutely hated gossip, "read a book you often said". You were an excellent athlete, I hated exercising; it was frustrating for you when my younger sister began swimming like a fish, while I watched. I loved to steal the car while you were taking a nap after school, at 15 years old without a license I drove band members home across town. My god brother saw your red sports car across town, and the whipping belt was waiting. I did not understand why I had to accompany you and daddy to church almost every evening for meetings. Morals and Values were important you said. Dating was a "no no". All of these experiences, and lessons prepared me for my life journey, and a successful career at major corporations in Houston, and Washington. At the end of all conversations you said "LATER", I'll see you LATER. I will miss your "you can do anything attitude". Your mantra was truly:If I can help somebody, as I pass along,If I can cheer somebody, with a word or song,If I can show somebody, that he's traveling wrong,Then my living shall not be in vain.If I can do my duty, as a good man ought,If I can bring back beauty, to a world up wrought,If I can spread love's message, as the Master taught,Then my living shall not be in vain.Love ya! Telisha

Telisha Gage Nov 19 2016 12:00 AM

Praying for you and your family that God will bless, strengthen, comfort and keep you during this time of bereavement. We know how much you loved and cared for your mother. Now that God has taken one of his best to be with him, remember the memories you have of your mom and cherish them until you see her again. Love you and will continue to keep you in our prayers.

Bro. & Sis. Leroy III & Deborah Ellis Nov 16 2016 12:00 AM

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Bro. & Sis. Leroy III & Deborah Ellis Nov 16 2016 12:00 AM

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