Lacen Lee Gibson was born and died Oct. 25, 2019, at Mercy Hospital Jefferson in Crystal City. Lacen was the son of Nathaniel Joseph Gibson and Alexis Toni Anderson.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by four aunts: Madi Sanders, Abbi Sanders, Kaily Sanders and Rhamasa Crain; three grandparents: Dana and Kevin Williams of Bonne Terre and Stephanie Crane of Warsaw, Mo.; a great-grandfather: Frank Spatafora of Festus; uncles Dakota Gibson and Zachary Kaba; great-aunt and uncle Krista Spatafora and Heath Harris; a cousin: Caleb Waters; and family pets Winston and Nelly.
He was preceded in death by a great-grandmother: Rita “Mimi” Spatafora; and two great-aunts: Toni Spatafora and Lisa Coval.
A graveside service was held Nov. 5 at Peaceful Ridge Cemetery in De Soto, officiated by Chad Smith. Arrangements were under the direction of Mahn Twin City Chapel in Festus.