Published 4:59 pm Monday, May 10, 2021
Gwendolyn Gambrell, 76, of Garner, N.C. passed peacefully on Monday, May 3, 2021, at her home. She was born in Suffolk to the late Dorothy Everett and James Parker. She resided for many years in Bronx, N.Y., and returned back to Virginia. After retirement, she moved to North Carolina, where she spent her last few years.
Gwendolyn Gambrell worked for several years in New York as a Lab Technician for the Hospital for Special Surgery. Also, while living in New York, she worked as an administrator for many companies. When she moved to Virginia, she worked in customer service for JC Penney, where she later retired.
She leaves to cherish three siblings, Hortense Colander (Bishop John), the Rev. Donald and Timothy Everett; four children, Celestine Gray (Franklin), Roy Gambrell Jr., Anita Gambrell, Phillip Gambrell (Dana). She also leaves to cherish 12 grandchildren, Yshanaquay Gambrell, Tania Fuller, Jahmel Gray, Eric Gray, Terell Gambrell (Allison), Dyrae Gambrell (Taizia), Tiffini, Corey Legister, Derrell Legister, Kwashaun Gambrell, Desiree Gambrell, Sydney Gambrell; 19 great-grandchildren, Dequan, Royal, Ty, Kyandra, Tiamonie, Justaysia, Jussean, Jahnaya, Jennah, Zanaya, Jamari, Colin, Cameron, Trinity, Diyah, Dyrae II, Tazira, Amiyah, Josephine, and two great-great-grandchildren, KaiJae and Mylasia.
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She also leaves to cherish her devoted friend William Glenn, Jr. and Michi Bowman.