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Thaddeus “Ted” Bibbs, Jr., 89, of Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, died peacefully Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at the Veteran's Victory House in Walterboro. His funeral service will take place Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 11:00 AM in the Historic Church of Christ Church, Mt. Pleasant (2304 Highway 17 North). Interment will be private.
Ted was born in Chicago on May 5, 1930, to Thaddeus Bibbs, Sr., and Inez Adams. He served during the Korean War as an aviation mechanic in the United States Air Force. After being honorably discharged, he returned to Chicago where he worked for several years with a local railroad company. His wife, Gloria, was nationally recognized as one of the top African-American fashion designers in the country, and her work was regularly featured in Ebony magazine.
Ted and Gloria moved to Tampa, where they opened their own successful fashion design business. Gloria designed, and Ted ran the company. They retired in Mt. Pleasant several years ago where they were well-loved by their Christ Church parish family.
Ted was preceded in death in 2017 by his wife of 63 years, Gloria Bibbs. He is survived by family friend and faithful caregiver, Deon Nick, of Mt. Pleasant.
ARRANGEMENTS BY: THE BRICE HERNDON FUNERAL CHAPELS AND CREMATORY, WALTERBORO CHAPEL, 1193 Bells Highway, Walterboro. 843.538.5408