Helen Patricia Lowery to David Cartan Loker Gibbons
November 16, 1968
David “Cartan” Loker Gibbons grew up in New Orleans, attended LSU and served six years in the National Guard before getting a job in New Orleans. Patsy Lowery from Jackson, Mississippi, attended Dominican College and Ole Miss before working in New Orleans. They met on a blind date and dated for about 10 months before Cartan asked Patsy to marry him.
Once the date was set, Patsy’s mom started planning. There were events nonstop in both Jackson, Mississippi and New Orleans honoring the couple, including brunches, dinners, showers and even a pajama party.
Patsy and Cartan were married at St. Richard’s Catholic Church at 7 p.m. with a reception following at the Jackson Country Club. The rehearsal dinner, which took place the night before, was held at the Capital City Club in Jackson. At the wedding Patsy wore a white satin gown with re-embroidered Alençon lace and a mantilla of Rose Point Brussels lace. She carried a bouquet of gardenias and lilies of the valley with English ivy and streamers of white satin. The bridesmaids wore antique satin floor-length dresses accented with cut velvet tapestry. They carried antique Grecian gold candlesticks accented with ivy, lilies of the valley and green satin streamers.
After the reception, Patsy changed into her going away ensemble and they were off to a Southern honeymoon that started in Vicksburg, Mississippi and ended on the Gulf Coast.
Cartan sadly passed away in 2010, and everyone knows Miss Patsy at St. Georges School where she’s loved by so many. Patsy and Cartan have two children, Dottie Church and David Gibbons, whose daughter was just Queen of Squires. David’s wife, Lynne Gibbons, wrote the “Kids Play” for St. Charles Avenue magazine for three years. Their five grandchildren live in Mobile, Alabama and New Orleans.