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Leatha Mae Gamble

January 4, 1934 May 1, 2017
Leatha Mae Gamble
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LEATHA MAE (MONK) GAMBLE was born January 4, 1934 in Attapulgus, Georgia to Ms. Jimmie Lee and Mr. Jeff McKelvey. She was two years of age when her mother passed. She was raised by her aunt, Ms. Elizabeth Harris, who preceded her in death at the age of 102.

Leatha attended Green Shade School. She confessed CHRIST at an early age when she joined Saint Paul Primitive Baptist Church in Attapulgus, Georgia. She was a very active member in the church and sang in the Senior Choir. Her favorite song was "Going on a Long, Long Journey Afterwhile". She loved going to church and was a war-fighting soldier, always girded with her armor ready and willing to run for JE.S,US.
Monk’s favorite pastime hobby was attending and watching baseball games at Dowdell's Field. She loved traveling with the guys whenever possible (thanks guys for including our mom). When there were no games on the field, she enjoyed watching games on television, especially the Atlanta Braves.

Ms. Letha departed her earthly life on May 1, 2017 at Bainbridge Memorial Hospital in Bainbridge, Georgia. In addition to both of her parents and aunt who raised her, she was preceded in death by one sister, Reatha B. Green, and one son, Wilbert Gamble.

Leatha Mae (Monk leaves to cherish her memory one brother, Mr. Eddie James McKelvey (Shirley) of West Palm Beach, FL; one sister, Ms. Grace Fields of Tallahassee, FL; her children: Jeridean Jones (lames) of Fowlstown, GA, Delores Turner of Bainbridge, GA, Nathaniel Gamble (Marvetta), Wendell Gamble (Darlene), both of Tallahassee, FL, Julius Gamble of Atlanta, GA, Dorothy Harrison (Darrell), McKinley Strong, Jr. (Vera), Anthony Strong Sr. (Toi), all of Bainbridge, GA, Susie Atkins (Charlie), Rose M. Donaldson, Sherril Murray, Annette Gamble, Latoria Arnold, Willie James Gamble Jr., Willie J. Gamble Ill, Anthony Gamble, Michel Gamble, all of Haines City, FL, Barbara Allen of Montgomery, AL, and Evelyn Green (her sister's daughter whom she name at birth) of Bainbridge, GA; and a host of grands, great grands, nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and cousins.

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Visitation

Friday

5

May

2:00 PM 5/5/2017 2:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 5/5/2017 8:00:00 PM
Bruton Mortuary

635 Bruton Street
Bainbridge, GA 39819

Bruton Mortuary
635 Bruton Street Bainbridge 39819 GA
United States

Service

Saturday

6

May

3:00 PM 5/6/2017 3:00:00 PM
St. Paul Primitive Baptist Church

4562 Fowlstown Rd.
Attapulgus, GA 39815

St. Paul Primitive Baptist Church
4562 Fowlstown Rd. Attapulgus 39815 GA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

St. Paul P.B. Cemetery Final Resting Place

4562 Fowlstown Rd.
Attapulgus, GA 39815

4562 Fowlstown Rd. Attapulgus 39815 GA
United States
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