Naomi Genista Tribble, 82, passed away peacefully January 14th, 2021 due to natural causes. She was born April 19th, 1938 in Enid, Oklahoma to John and Martha Tribble. She lived in Oklahoma with her 2 brothers and 4 sisters until she attended college to become a teacher. She taught for a short time in Kansas before moving to Texas where she taught 4th grade students in the Mesquite Independent School District for over 37 years.
Naomi had a deep love for Christ, and it was portrayed in everything she did and said. She has always loved children. All her brothers and sisters’ children were precious to her and she wanted to know them and spend time with them. Her sister, Dorotha, had 6 children and Naomi immediately jumped in to assist with those children since she lived close by. She was just like a mother to those children. She would devote so much time to all her nieces and nephews. She taught several of the nieces, nephews and great nieces to play the piano. She loved deeply and was loved in return.
Naomi was very involved with the children’s and teen ministries at First Assembly of God in Mesquite. She would teach Sunday school, children’s church, vacation bible school and direct the children’s musical productions. She also taught teen Bible quiz where the students would memorize full books of the Bible.
Naomi loved to sing and play the piano. In 1971, she was part of a singing group called “Sounds of Victory” that toured and sang at special events and churches for several years. She also formed a group with her two sisters, Gracie and Dorotha, called the “Tribble Trio” and was a favorite group to sing at her church, First Assembly of God in Mesquite. Later in her life, she became the choir director at that church.
Naomi continued her pursuit of servanthood at Life Community Church where she was an Elder. She led a group for preteens girls called Women of Honor, was part of a prayer group, taught Bible Quiz and was in the choir. She was also a part of Sharing Life that helped the community in need.
Naomi’s life has impacted so many people throughout her years of unwavering servanthood. She was that special kind of teacher that every parent wants their child to have. And, the teacher that grown students would still remember to this day as making a big impact on their lives.
Naomi is survived by her sister, Esther Ingels and brother, Paul Tribble; 18 nieces and nephews and numerous great and great, great nieces and nephews all of whom loved her dearly.
Please join us in celebrating her life Monday afternoon, January 18th, 2021 at 1pm at Life Community Church at 425 Hwy 80 E Sunnyvale, TX.