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Carol “Joyce” Gamble was born May 20, in Anderson County and passed away March 2, 2023, in Knoxville. Joyce never told her age so we will continue to honor that.

She was known for baking cakes for people’s birthdays in the community and singing “Happy Birthday” to family and friends. She loved her church, Deep Springs Baptist, which she hadn’t been able to attend the last couple of years because of her health.

Joyce was preceded in death by: Mother, Cora Lee Brewer; sister, Elizabeth “Tootsie” Cawood; brother, Richard Jay “R.J.” Brewer; nephew, Brian Brewer.

Joyce is survived by: Daughters, Patti Martin, Susan McQuestion; sons, Michael Gamble and wife Rhonda, Paul Gamble and wife Andrea; siblings, Joe Brewer and wife Judy, and Gene Brewer; grandchildren, Chrysti Jones, Adam Gamble, Sasha Ramirez and husband Brant, and Sean Runion; great-grandchildren. D’Kyea Knox, D’Vontae Jones, Daraon Jones, Destiny Jones, and Jaxon Gamble; great-great-grandchildren, Ke’Andre Jones and Jenni Knox; several nieces, nephews and a host of other family and friends.

Special thank you to Ansley the nurse and the nurses and staff at Specialty Hospital and PA Anna.

The family will receive friends from 2 – 3:30 p.m. Sunday, March 12, 2023, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home with the celebration of life to follow with the Rev. Brian Thomas and Pastor Doug Fielden officiating.