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Herman Gamble

Herman Edward Gamble

Monday, March 6th, 1950 - Saturday, May 23rd, 2020
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Herman Edward Gamble, the man with a servant’s heart and a generous spirit passed through this earthly life on May 23, 2020. Family and friends were shocked and saddened of the unexpected and sudden passing of their loved one while working hard during a physical therapy session at a local hospital.

Herman was born on March 6, 1950 in Thomaston, Alabama where he worked on the family farm before relocating to Mobile, Alabama. He attended Blount High and was a proud graduate of Mobile County Training School where he was also a star basketball player. Shortly after graduation, Herman became employed with Coco-Cola Bottling Consolidated, Incorporated, where he would meet the love of his life and his future wife, Rose. Herman was a dedicated, loyal, respected and well-loved member of the Mobile Coco-Cola Bottling Consolidated, Inc. family, where he performed outstanding service for 43 years before retiring as a Mechanic Engineer Supervisor.

After retiring, Herman could often be found cooking or grilling for his family and friends. He was a great cook and grill master. He was often encouraged to open a restaurant specializing in Barbeque- “Mr. G’s Barbeque”. He enjoyed all sports. He could be found traveling with his granddaughter, Shelby Rose’s AAU Basketball team and traveling to her high school State Basketball championship games. He beamed in watching his grandsons, Leland and Timmy, play park football and high school football. He so enjoyed football! He almost never missed a Florida A&M Homecoming Game where he traveled with his daughter Shelbonnie and son in law Tim. However, his greatest love was Auburn Football. He was the biggest fan, and could often be found dressed in Auburn attire. He was a serious collector of anything Auburn.

Herman was a willing servant for the Lord and gave his life to Christ at the Greater Ruth Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church where he did just about everything, except preach. He was a faithful member, serving as Trustee, President of the Usher Board, member of the Male Choir, Vacation Bible School Teacher for the young children, and always served as a delegate to the Annual Conference of the Ninth Episcopal District, A.M.E Church.

Herman was proceeded in death by his loving wife Rose M. Gamble; father, Deacon Henry Silas, a mother and father-in-law, Helen and Ned Coleman; a grandson, Jamal Little; a sister, Norma Jean Gamble, a brother, Garcia Hurry; two sisters-in-law, Mary Coleman and Brenda Moore; three brothers-in-law, Eddie Lee Coleman, Nathan Coleman and Johnnie Coleman; two aunts, Maggie (John) Jingles and Carrie Kelley; three uncles, Edward (Leona) Gamble, Clarence (Gertrude) Gamble and Waddie Gamble.

He leaves to cherish his memories, a loving mother, Lillie Ree Silas, whom he took great pride and love in caring for at his home after retiring. A loving and devoted daughter Shelbonnie Hall, a loving and devoted son-in-law, Rev. Dr. Timothy Hall Sr., loving daughter Nyoka (Rodrick) Vaughan, and loving son, Cariteas Little; a loving niece, he considered a daughter, Cynthia Watts; all of Mobile, AL; three loving and devoted sisters, Christine (Robert) Hunter, Barbara (Bryan) Nicholson of Mobile, AL and Tracie Silas-Long of Forestville, MD; four loving and devoted brothers, Vernon Silas, Larry Silas, and Henry M. Silas III of Mobile, AL and Dwanye Silas of Sacramento, CA; two loving sisters-in-law, Ruby Martin and Shirley Richardson, both of Mobile, AL; two loving brothers-in-law, Freddie Coleman and Daniel Coleman, both of Mobile, AL. A loving and devoted niece and friend whom he spoke to daily, Stephanie (Rev. Angelo) Tucker of Pensacola, FL, a loving neighbor and friend Cleophas (Mary) Jones, and loving friend James Tricksy (Antoinette) of Mobile, AL; a watchful, loving neighbor and friend, John (Alison) B. Walker.

He also leaves to cherish his memories 13 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, and a host of beloved nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, other relatives, 9 godsisters/brothers and friends.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, May 30th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Saturday, May 30th, 2020 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    The Greater Ruth Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church
    Address
    1214 Rich Avenue
    Prichard, AL 36610
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    Notes
    ** A face covering is required before entering the church **
  • Service

    Sunday, May 31st, 2020 |
    When
    Sunday, May 31st, 2020
    Location
    Lawn Haven Memorial Gardens
    Address
    8851 Old Pascagoula Rd
    Theodore, AL 36582
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    Notes
    **Private Graveside Service**

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Tracie Silas

Posted at 08:55pm
To my Big Brother Herman. I'm broken-hearted and shocked that you left me. You've taken your well deserved wings and transitioned to be with God and your sweet bride and wife Rose. I know you're at peace and this world owe you nothing. You paid the price here on earth with giving so much of yourself and loving all that captured your heart. I take comfort in knowing you're happy and at peace. I'm sure Rose was at the check-in gate beaming with joy when you got there!!! Herman, I love you soooooooo much and I KNOW how much you loved me. Thank you for all you poured into me. You was a GOOD MAN! The best Big Brother a Little Spoil Sister could ever pray for! Rest on and continue to protect me from heaven!❤❤❤❤❤❤❤
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Connie and Holmes Whiddon

Posted at 12:06pm
The Mobile Municipal Court extends all sympathy to Judge Shelbonnie Hall and all family of Mr Gamble as his life with everyone gave love and happiness to so many. Of special note is the fulfilling Obituary that helps provide comfort and recalling special memories that can always be cherished forever. Our condolences to Judge Hall and we command in prayer and thankfulness for the joy Judge Hall gave to her Father while he walked among us, to always remain as jubilant as he was on that famous-memorable day as he smiled and hugged Judge Hall on the day she was sworn in as Judge of the Municipal Court. Now, as I may visit Judge Hall’s Office...the framed photo from the Front Page of the Mobile Press Register with Mr. Gamble’s cheerful face will celebrate his life for all is us.
Connie and Judge Holmes Whiddon.
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Sheila Porter

Posted at 09:57am
Gamble was a good person.Kind and generous.He took pride in care for his mother and love his family.He will truly be missed.I still can’t believe he is going . I will miss him.
Sheila Porter
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Heartfelt Sympathies Store

Posted at 12:33pm
Judge Hall and Family, My heartfelt condolences . May God give each of you comfort and strength during this time of sorrow.
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Margo Bickham

Posted at 08:30am
Family I am sorry for your loss. Please accept my condolences. God has called another Angel to join his league of Angels.
 
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Linda McSwain Posted at 10:24am

Shellbonnie and Tim, know that the McSwains are lifting you and your entire family up in prayer. Praying that God continues to give you the comfort that you need. We love you and your family and know that we are here for you. Please do not hesitate to call on us at anytime. Roderick & Linda McSwain and family.
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