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Lucien Joe Gamble

December 9, 1941 December 18, 2021
Lucien Joe Gamble
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Obituary for Lucien Joe Gamble

A Celebration of Lucien's life will occur
on Saturday, January 8, 2022 at:

Camphor United Methodist Church
5620 Wyalusing Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131

Viewing: 9 am
Service: 10 am

We request family and friends who prefer
to send plants or flowers,
to coordinate with one of the
following reliable local florists:..

June's Floral Design: (610) 726-4351
Overhill Flowers: (215 ) 473-1842
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Have the florist deliver
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to the church no
later than 8:30 a.m.
the day of the service.


Life Story of Lucien Gamble

Lucien was born on December 9, 1941 in Lane, South Carolina to the late
Arthur Gamble, Sr. & Mattie Lee Riggins Gamble. After the death of his father at
an early age, his mother married Mr. George Montgomery. Mr. Montgomery,
whom Lucien loved and respected, became the father that provided and showed
Lucien how to be a man of valor with high standards.

Lucien waved goodbye to this world on December 18, 2021 and entered a place of eternal rest.

Lucien or "Booster" as he was affectionately known as, attended Bethel
A.M.E School, Lane Consolidated Elementary School, and Williamsburg County
Training School in Greeleyville, SC. He spent years of his young life in Richmond,
VA. living with his aunt, Ruth Dixon. Lucien also did extensive traveling from state
to state during his younger years. As time went by, he reconnected with his
childhood sweetheart, Nancy. For the next 39 years, they would spend their time
together in marriage bringing their total years of knowing each other to 70 years!

Lucien was a hard working man from the South. When he came North, he
worked very hard to support his family. He worked at the Marriott Hotel and from
there, he spent years as a meat inspector at Dietz & Watson. He was an
entrepreneur and owned his own garage at 61st & Woodland Avenue for years
and retired from United Shredding Company at 52nd & Woodland Avenue.

At an early age, Lucien accepted Christ as his personal Savior. He was a
member of Bethel A.M.E Church. As years went by, Lucien later joined Mt. Zion
Holy Tabernacle Church under the leadership of Pastor John Turner. It is there he
remained until death.

Lucien began singing at 5 years old. He enjoyed writing and having his
songs copywritten. Some of his work includes but are not limited to "Come on
Up," "Put Your Hands in Mine," "I Come to the Garden Alone," "The Lord Loves
Me," and "All I Need to Get By." Some of the groups he sang with include The
Family Singers, The Gospel Southernaires, The Tones of Heaven, The Gospel
Sons, and Just us featuring Deacon Pittman. His current and last group until his
farewell was Just Us Gospel Singers.

Lucien was well loved and respected by his family, neighbors, and friends.
In his good health, he could always be seen doing something around or in the
house or blasting his music. All though he was known as "Mr. Fix It" by his wife,
music was his life! Where there was music, you could always find Lucien. His
Man-Cave was his second home because it housed ALL of his music.
The past year was hard for Lucien. He knew his time was getting close so
he prepared his family about how to survive without him. There are so many
memories that it would take a lifetime to share. Those memories are something
that we will cherish and hold onto forever. Proceeding him in death was his son,
Lucien Gamble, Jr., his mother, Mattie-Lee, his father, Arthur Gamble, Sr., his
step-father, George Montgomery, two sisters, Louise Gamble & Doris
Montgomery, a brother, Arthur Gamble Jr., and one grandson, Raymond Lee Jr.
Lucien Gamble has left to share his memories with his wife, Nancy Gamble,
5 daughters Tanisha Lee, Shaunda Nixon, Toni, Regina, and Perdita Gamble, 2
sons Derrick & David Skipper, one bonus daughter Angela Stanton, 1 daughter in
law Angelic Skipper, 1 son-in-law Raymond Lee Sr., 1 bonus son-in-law Anthony
Stanton Sr., 1 sister Florine Brunson, 1 brother John Gamble, a host of
grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, distant relatives & friends including the
members of his singing group affectionately known as his "singing brothers" who
include William Morris, Rev. John Turner, Willie Weaver, Amos Weaver, Greg
Bennings, and John Harley.

Lucien, you're missed by all; but, it would be selfish of us to want you to stay
and suffer when God has prepared a place of peace and rest for you. Sleep on
Lucien and take your rest. Truly we love you, but God loves you best.

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