Bernice Marie Gamble

July 23, 1923 - Nov 9, 2013

Bernice Marie Gamble, was born July 23, 1923 to Thomas and Emma Chaplin in Beaufort, SC. She moved to Akron OH in 1940 where she attended Garfield High School and was employed at Goodyear Aerospace for a couple of years during the war.

Mrs. Gamble exemplified the Proverbs 31 woman as a devoted wife to her husband, Nathan Gamble, a dedicated mother to her three daughters, and a giving, loving, selfless mother to her stepson. Bernice worked diligently to maintain a loving Christian home, giving to those in need and feeding all who entered. 
She was worth more than rubies and gold.

She joined St. Paul AME Church in 1952 where she served as Head Usher for a number of years and worked faithfully in Hospitality - planning, preparing and serving meals for special events.

Preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Emma Chaplain, husband, Nathan Gamble; brother, Thomas Chaplin, jr. ; uncle, Joe Howard; and great grandson, Malcolm (Scoot) Williams.

Bernice leaves to cherish her loving memory, daughters, Cassandra (Andre) Knight, Barbara (Earl) Spidell and Flora (Ron) Williams; stepson, Nathan Gamble, jr. ; granddaughters, Jennifer Gamble and Anne Williams; grandson, Nathan Spidell; great granddaughter, Monet Williams; sister-in-law, Mary Alice Chaplin; nephews, Robert Davis and Kevin Chaplin; nieces, Elizabeth Owens and Leslie (Glenn) Brown; sister-friend, Gladys Ingersoll; sons adapted-by-love, Don (Ruby) Williams and Lewis Barnes; loving nieces Ena Babridge and Randolette Johnson; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Laid to rest at Glendale Cemetery. next to her husband Nathan.


Ms. Bernice's program from the funeral home.

A young Ms. Bernice.

Revelation 21:4
"And god shall wipe away all  ears from their eyes;
and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying,
neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away."



Map of cemetery where you may visit Bernice and Nathan

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We the family of Bernice Marie Gamble
wish to express our sincere appreciation
for the many ways in which you have expressed
 your sympathy and love during our time of bereavement.
There could be no better tribute,
to such a loving, kind, and compassionate family member and friend.




July 23, 2014


May 11, 2014



Feb. 14, 2014


from your family



November 14, 2013
Dear Barb and family,
I am so sorry to hear of your moms passing.
My most sincere condolences to you and the family remembering you in my thoughts and prayers.
Brenda Guthrie,
Akron, Ohio

November 13, 2013
Ms. Bernice,
May you rest in God's arms in eternal peace.
Denise Simmons-Bolden,
Farmington, Michigan

November 13, 2013
Barbara, Cassandra & Flora,
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in your time of mourning.
I have such wonderful memories of your Mom.....she was truly a special lady and so are each of you.
May your memories bring you comfort & joy and may God grant you serenity & peace
I love you all.
Denise Simmons-Bolden,
Farmington, Michigan

November 13, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief.
May your memories bring you comfort.
~ The Bisson Ave Family,
Akron, Ohio

November 13, 2013
Cassandra, Barbara Flora, Nathan,
Your Mom was my Auntie from way back.
May God comfort you all with unconditional love and peace through this difficult time...
Remember...God knows best.....Rest in peace Aunt Bernice.....
~ Allison Smith,
Akron, Ohio

November 12, 2013
To the Gamble, family
A Life Well-Lived Leaves a Legacy of Love.
May love sustain you through these days of sorrow. I love you  Mrs Gamble.
 ~ Dottie Young Duncan,
Sylacauga, Alabama

November 12, 2013
Cassandra, Barbara & Flora,
You have my deepest sympathy in the passing of your beloved mother.
I have watched all of you take such wonderful care of her. There is no greater love than to be there so they know you care.
God Bless,
 ~ Gilda Liggins,
Copley, Ohio

November 12, 2013
Cassandra, Barbara, Flora, and family,
please accept our sincere condolences upon the passing of your mother.
Bill Stubbs /The Stubbs Family

November 12, 2013
Barb & Family,
My prayers and thought are with you all. God knows best and mom is resting with the almighty.
The Thompkins, Anderson and Lampley Family

November 12, 2013
To the family of Mrs. Gamble we are so sorry to hear of her passing we know to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord.
We are asking God to comfort and keep you now and in the days ahead.
Love the Samuel and Aboagye families.
 ~ Shelley Aboagye,
Akron, Ohio

November 12, 2013
I remember Ms. Bernice fondly from my childhood memories; peace and blessings to the family
. ~ Sylvia Connelly-Hudson,
 Akron, Ohio -
November 12, 2013
Flora and a Family May God embrace you under the shadow of His Almighty wings and give comfort , rest, and peace.
Gene & Jackie ~ Eugene & Jackie Edingburgh,
Copley, Ohio

November 12, 2013
We have loving memories of Grandma Gamble.
She will remain in our hearts forever. Family, please know that we love and care about all of you.
Prayers and Blessings.
 ~ Pamela Spidell-Moore Family,
Akron, Ohio

November 12, 2013
To the Gamble Family:
As you all know, Mrs. Gamble and the entire family has truly been a blessing and an inspiration to the Falconer family.
Our prayers are with the family near and far during this time of loss.
~With love, Christopher, Demetrius, Chris Jr., Jadyn, Gabriella, and Jasmine

November 12, 2013
Cassandra, Barbara, Flora an family
I'm so very sorry about Granny G, It was my pleasure of knowing her. she was truly a special person.
And my life is richer from knowing her. May God give you the peace you will need to get through this time.
Love you and praying for.
Joyce Walker and Family

November 12, 2013
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope.
Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
Herman&Gwen. Hawkins
Akron, Ohio

November 12, 2013 Be Still

Be still like the grass on a melancholy summer day
Be still like desert shrub.
Be calm and you will hear your loved one speak, in the stillness, in the calm, their love resounds.
If you are still this promise I make, you will hear the voice of your loved one helping you along your way.

By Lamaretta Simmons Robert & Kitty Ford,
Lucedale, Mississippi

November 11, 2013

One hell of a gal
Jack Hartman,
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

November 11, 2013
Flora, Barbara, and Cassandra,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time.
Jeri, Phil, Nannette, and Christopher

November 11, 2013
Cassandra, Barbara, Flora and Family,
We are sorry to hear about the passing of your mother, our prayers are with you and the family
Barbara & John Drew
Erie, Pennsylvania

November 11, 2013
SAN DIEGO, California

November 11, 2013
Barbara, Nate, Andre, Aunt Flora, and the rest of the family I am sorry for your loss.
You have always been family to me and treated my son like one of your own. You will be in my prayers.
God Bless!
Michele Woods, Ohio

November 11, 2013
To my extended family. My prayers and condolences to you all. May God bless you during this time of transition.
May the peace of God be with you.
Joyce A Robinson,
Akron, Ohio

November 11, 2013
Flora & Barbara and the Gamble Family
You are in my prayers
Darrell Claytor,
Twinsbirg, Ohio

November 11, 2013
My prayers are with you, being a Bisson Ave/Diane Ave girl, we have known each other forever.
Love all of you.
Karen Bradford Ingram
Akron, Ohio

 November 10, 2013

Please accept my deepest sympathies.
Garth Newberry,
Riverside, California