Celebrating the life of

Penelope "Penny" Gamble

June 10, 1939 - July 21, 2021


Penny Gamble died Wednesday, July 21, 2021, in the comfort of her home, encompassed by her loving family.

On June 10, 1939, she was born an only child in West Virginia.

In the late 1950’s, Penny received her Cosmetology license. After practicing hair for twenty years, she continued to acquire many trades, including polygraph examiner and massage therapist.

In 1980, Penny was happily married to her beloved, Willie Gamble.

In 2001, Penny retired from Loyola Marymount University as student healthcare administrator.

In 2013 she became a widow and decided to move to Savannah, GA for a change of pace.

Penny is survived by her six children, Wesley, Lauren, Anthony, Robin, Maurice and Miana; several grand and great-grandchildren, and a host of extended family members and friends. She will be dearly missed.

A memorial service will be held in Savannah, Tuesday, July 27, 2021, at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel.  Burial will be in Rose Hill Memorial Park in Whittier, CA at a date to follow.



I am broken-hearted by the loss of my dear, dear friend Penny Gamble. Our friendship began as next-door neighbors in 1989 and quickly advanced into a close friendship as we became something of each other’s confidant. I also got to share a unique friendship with her beloved husband Willie as well as each of her six children and many grandchildren. My heart goes out to all of Penny’s family and her many friends as we all come to grips with our deep loss. Alas having known & loved Penny brings us all closer to the light we all get to share when thinking of her illustrious spirit which will now be forever above us…

- Shepard Vineburg, Palm Desert, CA

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- Shepard Vineburg, Palm Desert, CA

I am so sorry for the loss of your Mother/Grandmother . I will always remember fondly her stories that made me laugh and the great love she had for her family. My thoughts are with you.

- Patricia L Saiger, Chicago, IL

I met Penny at the Culver City senior center around 2004. I was always enamored with her sense of humor and her ability as a writer and a musician. We fostered a lovely connection over the next several years and maintained our friendship when she moved to Georgia. She will be sorely missed.

- Mary McGrath, Naples, FL

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My mom was every woman. To so many she was like a mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, and a role model. Not sure what I'll do without her, but with all she's taught me there's no way I can fail. I miss my mom so much already, and almost everything reminds me of her. I love you mama. Until we meet again...

- Miana Gamble, Savannah, Georgia

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel