Paulette “Paula” Gibbs Clark

March 7, 1962 - May 13, 2022

03/07/1962 - 05/13/2022

Past Services

Visitation
Tuesday May 24, 2022
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Upward Baptist Church
901 Upward Road
Flat Rock, NC 28731
Directions
Service
Tuesday May 24, 2022
11:00 am
Upward Baptist Church
901 Upward Road
Flat Rock, NC 28731
Directions

Paulette “Paula” Gibbs Clark, 60, of Hendersonville went home to be with the Lord on Friday, May 13, 2022 at Pardee Hospital. A native and lifelong resident of Henderson County, she was the daughter of Ralph “Eddie” Gibbs, Sr. and the late Viola Ann Gibbs. She was also preceded in death by her aunts, Patsy, Joyce and Brenda; uncles, Jerry Gibbs and Harley “Latt” Edwards; her Granny Edwards, Papaw Edwards and great-grandchild, Prince.

Paula was a member of Upward Baptist Church and owned and operated Dixie Diner in Laurel Park since January of this year. She had been in the restaurant business her entire working career. Paula loved the beach, especially taking trips to Isle of Palms. She enjoyed flowers and tending to her flower garden. Her customers brought her great joy and she loved being able to serve them. She always put her family first as they were a constant top priority in her life.

She is survived by her husband, whom she had spent 39 years with, Martin “Marty” Clark; father, Ralph E. “Eddie” Gibbs, Sr.; children, Jennifer Marie Gregory, Christy Michelle Owen, Maurice Jones, Jr. and Latasha Brooke Jones. She was Nana to 18 surviving grandchildren and great-grandchildren and is also survived by her brother, Ralph E. Gibbs, Jr. and nephew, Ethan Jacob Gibbs.

A memorial service will be held at 11am on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at Upward Baptist Church with Reverend Dan Blackwell officiating. The family will receive friends for 1 hour prior from 10-11 am at the church.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the family’s unexpected financial burden they find themselves in with Paula’s sudden passing by Clicking Here.

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david a vaughn
4 months ago

Paula has served my son and I breakfast for the past 40 years starting in the 1980’s at the Plaza rest. in fletcher. We will miss her every weekend!

david a vaughn
4 months ago

breakfast

Don and Kathy Cook
4 months ago

When my husband and I moved here 2 yrs ago we met Paula when visiting Dixie Diner to get some breakfast, she was so warm and friendly, she made my husband and I feel so welcomed to our new home and area and we became friends, if it was slow enough in the Diner we got the chance to just talk a bit and I ended up feeling so close to her with her warm smile and down to earth personality, I just wish we could have had more time to know Paula as she was so special to both of us but we feel so honored to call her “friend” for the time we got to know her…..God Bless her family with healing and comfort, she will never be forgotten…..

Barbara & Terry Bozon (ISharpenIt Sharpening Service)
4 months ago

Terry and I are so deeply saddened and shocked to hear the news about Paula.

Paula, you were an extraordinary, amazing and kind hearted woman. Beautiful inside and out. You always made the sun shine. We loved coming to your restaurant on Sundays. We looked forward to seeing you.

We just loved you and spoke about with praise so often because you was just so amazing and always brought a smile to our face. Paula, you are so loved by us and so many others.

You were a ball of fire, bustling around the restaurant so full of energy, taking orders, making sure everyone had the best hot coffee (you made the best coffee!) and you always found the time to chat with everyone. All had a kind word and a biggest smile! The Energizer Bunny had nothing on you.

Paula, you are a legend and an icon. No one can never fill your shoes. Our hearts are completely broken.

Our deepest, deepest condolences and prayers goes to your family and also to your Dixie Diner family. Paula, You made such a big difference in the world. You are one in a million and God broke the mold after making you.

Thank you for everything, Paula. It has been such an honor to know you and we are so blessed to have known Paula Clark. We will always miss and love you.

Gwen Parris
4 months ago

So sorry for you sudden loss. Paul was such a loving good person. Rest in peace Paul

Sharon King
4 months ago

Paula’s family, So sorry for your loss. We enjoyed eating at Dixie Diner over the years. Paula was a hard worker, always friendly.
We as well as others will miss her.
Sharon & Tommy King

Irene Middleton
4 months ago

Paulette, I will miss you dearly. I was BLESSED to have been friends with you from our young childhood and then being my sister in law and the mother to my nieces and nephew. We went on cruises together, mostly you laying out in the sun. We talked on the phone a lot and we would laugh or just lend a ear for one another. You helped me through some tough times in th last couple of years. Youll always stay in my heart. I’ll always be here for your children if they need me. I know how they loved being around you and to (bug) [J/J] you. They loved you tho.
You told me when your mother went on to be with the LORD you wish you could be by her side. Well lovely friend, You ARE NOW. Your work here in Earth is done. Now you go rest and be totally happy and worshipping THE LORD. OUR FATHER IN HEAVEN. You will never have to worry about being sick with you stomach or worry about being able to sleep.
One day I’ll see you soon again my friend/sister. I’ll look for you when I get there. You just keep a eye out for me.
Miss you now and will forever ❤️
I LOVE YOU,
Irene and Dean.

Cindy and Jeff Clark
4 months ago

To Paula’s family please accept our sincere condolences. Paula was a beautiful, kind, loving soul and she will be missed. We ate at the restaurant a few times a week. She and my husband would always talk about the latest NASCAR race and drivers, she loved nascar. Occasionally she would get in the jab about our quarter back Tom Brady! Paula may you now rest in heavenly peace. God bless the family❤️

Jim Stoltenberg
4 months ago

I have been attending the DDD (Dixie Dinner Disciples)Bible Class for about 6 years now. Paula has been part of that wonderful group. Paula was truly a child of God. She really struggles with the issue of closing the restaurant on Sundays. She said God blessed her decision with the support of friends and new groups who planned on having their meetings there. I ask the Holy Spirit to comfort all who deeply miss her.

Deborah Kloos
4 months ago

Wes and I always looked forward to seeing Paula at the Dixie Diner. She was kind, sweet, and caring and never met a stranger. She remembered our names and what we liked to eat and drink. We will miss her very much. We are praying for all of her family whom she loved so much.