Joanne Gamewell

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Joanne Sutherland Gamewell

12/23/1932 to 04/25/2013

Joanne S. Gamewell, age 80, went to be with the Lord on April 25, 2013, after a long and courageous battle with Alzheimer's and Parkinsons.

Joanne was born in Butler, PA on December 23, 1932 to Edward and Emma Sutherland. She graduated from Butler High School and then joined the Navy, where she met the man of her life. That is when she raised a family of three daughters and two sons. Whether it was sports, Scouting or any school activity, Joanne was very active with her children's endeavors. She was better known for her crocheting talent. There was not a Christmas that went by that she didn't give her children and grandchildren something she crocheted throughout the year. These will be special treasures forever.

Joanne was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers Terry and Bruce Sutherland, grandson Christopher Oldfield and great-granddaughter Alexis Gamewell.

Survivors include her husband of 60 years, Edward Gamewell of Milton; children Steven Gamewell Sr (Jenny) of Gainesville, Terri Chambers of Collierville, TN, Cheryl Oldfield of Milton, Tom Gamewell of Pensacola, Shari Gamewell of Orlando; Sister Kay Hardiman of Wichita, KS; ten grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Viewing will be on Friday, May 3 from 10am to 12pm at Lewis Funeral Home in Milton, FL. The service will begin at 12pm with Pastor Bill Zuleger and Donnie Sowell, officiating. Burial will follow with military honors at Barrancas National Cemtery, Pensacola, FL.

Pallbearers:

Steven Gamewell Sr, Tom Gamewell, Steven Gamewell II, Greg Gamewell, Mike Smolensky and Al McCoy. Honorary Pallbearers: Joseph Davies, Damien Prutsman, Donovin Gamewell, Eli Pope and James Pope.

The family would like thank the staff at Sandy Ridge Nursing Home in Milton.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Alzheimer's society in remembrance of Joanne Gamewell.

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Published in Pensacola News Journal on May 2, 2013
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