Alleghany County high school teacher dies

Stacey Gibson died of cancer on Wednesday

Courtesy of Alleghany County Public Schools
Courtesy of Alleghany County Public Schools

ALLEGHANY COUNTY, Va. – A local high school teacher died from cancer on Thursday, according to the Alleghany County High School website. 

Alleghany County Public Schools is saddened by the passing of our AHS teacher Stacey Gibson. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and our school family.

Posted by Alleghany County Public Schools on Thursday, October 4, 2018

Stacey Gibson, an earth sciences teacher at Alleghany High School, was with the district for 17 years before passing, according to a school district spokesperson. 

According to the school's website, "she wanted everyone to know before she passed that she had a wonderful 43 years, and she has lived a very full and amazing life."

"She said she will find a way to look out for the high school and her family, even if she has to break some rules to do it. She is going to be our guardian angel," read the website's post. 

According to Gibson's niece, family night will be held in Gibson's honor on October 6 at Loving's Funeral Home in Covington from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 

The funeral will be on October 7 at McCallister Memorial Presbyterian Church in Covington at 3 p.m.