Fleta Laverne Gamble, age 77, of Clarksville, TN handed away Monday, February 13, 2023.
Celebration of Life shall be held at 3 P.M Saturday, March 11, 2023, at McReynolds-Nave & Larson with Pastor Larry King officiating. Burial will happen at Center Tennessee Veterans Cemetery. Fleta entered this life on December 15, 1945, in Visalia, CA to the late Jasper Cole Lee and Betty Johnston Lee.
In 1964, Fleta Lee, 18 excitingly eloped to Las Vegas, NV with then 27-year-old Navy veteran, Herbie Gamble, they loved 43 years of life collectively till his passing in 2007. Of their budding days collectively, they beloved touring all through California along with his firm Southern California Edison till they settled down in Lomita, CA. In 1969 her dream got here true, and he or she grew to become a mom, first to John Cairl after which to Ann Marie in 1971. The household moved to Lindsay and constructed a house on a rustic acre in 1976, part of California’s Central Valley. Being an extrovert, it didn’t take Fleta lengthy to make lifelong mates, together with her huge coronary heart and radiant persona she shortly got down to be part of her area people, kids’s college, and naturally getting concerned in each exercise possible. By her giant community of mates, she discovered her endlessly house church, Sonlight Christian Fellowship. She was a founding member, and it was there the place she gathered her second household and endlessly mates. She beloved to take part and volunteer in Girls’s and Youth Ministries. In her giving nature she was at all times extending a serving to hand to group organizations. For a time, she served as President of the Strathmore / Lindsay chapter of Aglow Worldwide Ministries. She additionally volunteered her time to the California chapter of Involved Girls for America, a company that protects and promotes Biblical values and Constitutional ideas. In 2009 she and her different supporters attended their nationwide convention in Washington DC.
Fleta was at all times a go-getter. In 1980 she determined to get her affiliate diploma from the School of the Sequoias in Visalia, CA. Cash was restricted, and he or she was decided to get her diploma. So she found out a method to rideshare the 50 miles spherical journey to the faculty and again whereas persevering with her love of being a faithful mom and homemaker. She accomplished the duty and in 1983 she went into the workforce, she began working as a secretary in Visalia, and finally transferred her abilities to the college system first beginning with Washington Elementary Faculty, in Lindsay, CA, after which on to Strathmore Excessive Faculty. That is the place she was a Jill-of-all-trades. She began as a Trainer’s Aide, then working one on one with the excessive schoolers with actions corresponding to Cheerleading Coach, Christian Membership Advisor, Friday Evening Dwell (aka College students In opposition to Drunk Driving), and The Mother and father Booster Membership. She evidentially retired in 2012 from Meeting of God Church in Porterville, CA because the workplace secretary.
Whether or not in her Church, Group, or Faculty, she unfold her arms open broad to render support and luxury to these in want and would inform of the love of Jesus to those that would pay attention. The Lord Jesus gave her a optimistic outlook on life so she may minister to these round her and be a light-weight to the world.
In 2017, whereas residing in an Assisted Residing facility in Lengthy Seashore, CA, she met her second love, Clyde Lovett after a 4-year relationship they fortunately married in Clarksville, TN. The time they spent collectively was one crammed with love, laughter, caring, and luxury. As a household, we had been elated that her coronary heart was large enough to search out love once more.
Along with her dad and mom, she is preceded in dying by her oldest and solely son John Cairl Gamble on August 10, 2004, and Herbie Gene Gamble on September 7, 2007.
Survivors embody her husband, Clyde “PeeWee” Lovett of Clarksville, TN, daughter Ann Marie Gamble Mathis, and son-in-law, Kevin Mathis of Clarksville, TN. Daughter-in-law Misty Jones of Lindsay, CA. Grandchildren; Hailey Paul of Porterville, CA, Hillary Borror of Springville, CA, Bradley Paul of Strathmore, CA, Matthew Gamble of Odessa, FL, Mason Gamble of Fort Wayne, IN, and Rylee Jones of Lindsay, CA. Nice grandchildren; Paisley Paul, Presley Paul, Phoenyx Paul, Penn Paul, Brody Borror, Ryder Behrens, Gauge Behrens, Knox Behrens, and Remington Paul. Alongside together with her sister-in-law Michele Dorr and brother-in-law Greg Dorr of Burkesville, KY. In addition to many extra, cousins, nieces, and nephews.
She battled early-onset dementia which acquired worse as she aged. There may be not sufficient being finished to speed up analysis and a treatment for Dementia or Alzheimer’s. We’d like extra medical and dietary training and an understanding of how this illness assaults our mind well being. If you want to donate in reminiscence of FLETA L. GAMBLE, chances are you’ll achieve this right here on the ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION www.alz.org.