In early November 2022, the Gibbs family went from euphoria to despair in several eventful hours. They watched Ty Gibbs, Coy Gibbs’ son, win the Xfinity Series championship; hours later, Joe Gibbs Racing announced Coy Gibbs’ passing. The team tweeted:

“It is with great sorrow that Joe Gibbs Racing confirms that Coy Gibbs (co-owner) went to be the Lord in his sleep last night. The family appreciates all the thoughts and prayers and asks for privacy at this time.”

Coy Gibbs’ wife, Heather Gibbs, was present when Ty won the Xfinity Series championship. She posted a photo of herself, Ty, and Coy alongside the following caption: “So unbelievably humbled and proud. Love this boy, this team, and the entire @joegibbsracing family.”

Heather and Coy met in 1995 and shared four children

Heather writes on her website that she met Coy on a blind date organized by his brother and sister-in-law, J.D. and Melissa Gibbs. The couple shared four children: Ty, Elle, Case, and Jett. 

Ty is a racing champion, while Elle is a master equestrian who ranks top in the national standings and owns two horses. On 25th September, Heather posted photos of Elle on Instagram, writing: “Our beautiful @ellegibbs Senior Homecoming. I know this year is going to go faster than I want.”

Case and Jett play football and baseball at Providence Day School. “Undefeated season (we missed most with a broken foot) but great ending for @jett_gibbs middle school football career,” Heather wrote alongside mid-October 2022 photos of Jett and his teammates. 

Heather is a highly successful realtor who started her career as a baker

Heather spent her early life in Detroit, Michigan, before her family moved to Northern Virginia. She earned her B.S. in Journalism and Public Relations from Radford University. 

After graduation, Heather opened two bakeries specializing in wedding cakes in Charlotte, North Carolina. According to her website, Heather was among the elite bakers in North Carolina – she was even hired to bake cupcakes for Martha Stewart. 

Heather gained real estate knowledge and experience through her family’s many relocations across the country. The Gibbs family moved fourteen times in twenty-three years. Heather writes:

“Heather has gained an insider understanding of both the buying and selling side of the housing market. Raising four kids has also allowed Heather to attain knowledge about the best locations, schools, and sporting facilities in the Charlotte area. She and Coy also successfully own 16 rental properties. “

Heather won the Agent of the Year award in 2019 and 2021. 2021 was a particularly successful year for Heather, selling $90 million in homes. “Client’s respect Heather’s dedication to serve others, and appreciate her ability to connect and communicate with people, regardless of the budget,” Heather concludes.