Mrs. Fannie Mae Townsend-Gamble was born on July 3, 1944 to the late O.C. Townsend and the late Vada Mae Greathouse.
Fannie attended East Highland Schools and she was employed by Tyson Foods in Ashland, Alabama where she retired due to health reasons. Fannie received Christ at an early age where she was a member of Early Rose. Later, she became a member of New Beginnings Ministries where she was head of the Kitchen Committee.
Fannie really loved the outdoors. She enjoyed tending to her garden, feeding the birds and watching her roses grow. She also loved to fellowship with friend and family.
Fannie joined in Holy Matrimony to the late John Marion Gamble and to this union eight children were born.
God saw the road was getting rough and the hills were gathering hard to climb on June 5th so she closed her loving eyes and entered into eternal slumber.
Fannie was preceded in death by her brothers; John W Townsend, Charles C Townsend and Emmitt Turner, Sisters Doris Ann Harris and Mary Frances Walker and a granddaughter, Lenita Culpepper.
Fannie leaves to cherish eight children; Patricia (Johnny) Horton of Sylacauga, Ricardo Gamble of Dayton, Ohio, Rose (Reginald) Cook, Tracie Gamble, Shannon Gamble, Remonda (Edward) Weir all of Sylacauga, AL, Victor Gamble of Alexander City and Syble Gamble of Birmingham, AL. One brother George Townsend (Hattie) of Childersburg, two sisters Claudette Riggins, Annie Sue Seymore both of Sylacauga; one surviving sister-in-law Betty Townsend. 14 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews, other relatives, friends and a special friend Gene Norris.
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