Braxton Wayne Gibson, 13, of Connersville, earned his wings Wednesday, November 9, 2022 at Riley Hospital for Children. He is now an angel in the outfield.

He was born May 15, 2009 to Brandon Michael and Misha Lyn Suggs Gibson. He currently attended Connersville Middle School.

Braxton’s passion was playing baseball. A talented athlete, he played for the Indiana Crushers throughout the Midwest. He also enjoyed the Connersville Recreational League and training at Line Drives in Rushville. Braxton had the opportunity to play in the Game Day USA All Star Tournament, where he was selected to play in the Junior All American Games. He will be greatly missed by his teammates and coaches who endearingly called him “Cheesy”. He was the homerun hitter of the team. An all-around MVP, he could play any position with excellence. Not only was he a great ball player, but he was a helpful team player, always taking time out of his own training to help his teammates. He will always be remembered as a great role model, having touched many lives.

When he wasn’t playing baseball, Braxton loved hunting, fishing, and making his own fishing lures. He had also recently enjoyed playing CMS football.

Along with his family, he attended New Freedom Church where Reverend Dustin Gay pastors.

Honorably, Braxton saved lives as an organ donor. For this, he was a hero.

Survivors include his parents, Brandon and Misha Gibson; his sister, Nevaeh Gibson; maternal grandparents, Belinda Suggs, Papaw Doug Gibson, Norman Suggs, and Carla Sharpe; paternal grandmother, Mary Higgs; aunts and uncles, Jeremy Suggs, Ashley Gaddis, Lisa and Mike Gay, and Brandon Hatfield; great aunts and uncles, Tina Jobe, Paula (Darren) Coffman, Sheila Griffin, Randy Wilson, Monica Lee (fiancé Paul Pasquino), Keith (Kelly) Gibson, Brad (Mechele) Gibson, Paula (Brian) Phelps, Terena (James) Murray, Mike (Kelly) Gibson, Donna (Dale) Lynch, Peggy Harrison (Ross Abrams), Angie (Brian) Lowe, Patsy Jenkins, Kim Chapman, and Jenni (Tim) Harris; cousins, Alyssa Suggs, Clayton Wilson, Brooklyn Wilson, Alden Griffin, Sophie Lee, Garrett Lee, Kyle Jobe, Danee Jobe, Rylee Jobe, Tyler, Dylan, Angela, Austin, and Josie Gay, Olivia Gaddis, Kayden Gaddis, and Landon Trowbridge. He will be greatly missed by many other cousins, classmates, and teammates who loved him.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Garry Gibson, David Higgs, Wayne and Barbara Wilson, Clarence and Loverda Brandenburg, and Jean Paddock; and an uncle, Jeff Griffin.

Friends are welcome to attend a Celebration of Braxton’s Life from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 16, 2022 at Miller, Moster, Robbins Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, November 17, 2022 with Reverend Dustin Gay and Reverend Lisa Gay officiating. Burial will be in Dale Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Braxton to the Gibson family.

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