Funeral Service Live Stream
The funeral service will take place on Saturday, October 14, 2023 at 12:00pm EST at Poolesville Baptist Church, located at 17550 W Willard Rd, Poolesville, MD 20837. For those unable to attend the service in-person, you can participate remotely by viewing the live stream of the service (please scroll up to see the video).
The interment will take place immediately following the funeral service on Saturday, October 14, 2023 at Mt. Zion Warren United Methodist Church Cemetery, located at 21000 Beallsville Rd, Dickerson, MD 20842.
Mary Lorraine (Brown) Tibbs was born on May 4, 1937, the daughter of the late Viola Brown and Haywood Bradford in Montgomery County, Maryland. She was married to the late Clarence R. Tibbs, II. She peacefully passed away on October 3, 2023, at Holy Cross Germantown Hospital in Germantown, Maryland at the age of 86. Mary was preceded in death by her beloved son Terry Tibbs, and siblings William Brown, Stanley Brown, Sr., Mildred Brown (twin) and Doris Jean Hunter. She is now reunited with them in eternal peace.
Mary was educated in Montgomery County Public Schools. She attended Sellman Elementary School in Dickerson, Maryland, Lincoln Jr. High and Carver High School in Rockville, Maryland. She was employed by Montgomery County Public Schools and National Bureau of Standards (NIST).
Mary was a God-fearing woman and lived a faithful and blessed life. She accepted the Lord very early in age and joined Mt. Zion United Methodist Church (now West Montgomery United Methodist Church) in Dickerson, Maryland where she was a member of United Methodist Women’s Society, Hospitality and Outreach Ministries. Mary also attended Refuge Church of Christ in Olney, Maryland and was affiliated with St. Marks United Methodist Church, Boyds, MD.
When it came to her faith, Mary talked the talk and walked the walk! She genuinely shared the love of God with everyone she encountered. Her doors were always open, and she never turned anyone away. Mary had a giving spirit and would not hesitate to give her last. Her compassion extended to family, friends, and strangers. As a licensed foster mother and childcare provider, Mary opened her home and heart to many children in the Montgomery County area who became her extended family.
Mary enjoyed shopping, going out to lunch and dinner with family and friends, rides to Frederick, and enjoyed being chauffeured around as the backseat driver! She loved sitting outside on her front porch, watching television ministries, animal shows, and talking on the phone with her many friends for many hours… Holidays and family gatherings brought her great joy, preparing her favorite dishes and spending time with her entire family, especially her grandchildren.
Mary Lorraine (Brown) Tibbs is survived by her children, Michael Tibbs, Steven A. Tibbs, Alene Warren, Reginald Smith, Curtis Tibbs (Linda), Andrea Tibbs (Preston) and Janet Baptiste (Joseph); brother, Clarence Tibbs, III; grandchildren, Steven E. Tibbs, Darren Tibbs, Wesley Tibbs, Deja O’Malley (Joseph), Derrick Tibbs (Tracy), Jessica Tibbs, Marcus Tibbs, Chaz Offutt, Taylor Baptiste and Terri Marie Tibbs; great-grandchildren, Aries Tibbs, Aidan O’Malley, April Tibbs, Gavin O’Malley, Brady Tibbs, Dayantrell Tibbs-Brown, Keira O’Malley, McKellin Tibbs, McKenna Tibbs, Isabella Bowens, and McKenzie Tibbs; special devoted niece, Wanda Brown and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.