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Emma Lucille "Mam Mam" Miskell Gorden

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Emma Lucille "Mam Mam" Miskell Gorden Obituary
POQUOSON - Emma "Mam Mam" Lucille Miskell Gorden, 90, a native of Poquoson, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Thursday, January 22, 2015. Lucille attended school in Poquoson and became an LPN Nurse later in life. She retired from Hampton General Hospital and was called back into nursing service at Dominion Village where she worked until age 70. Lucille was a founding member of Poquoson Assembly of God (Victory Christian Center) where she held many positions including teacher, singer, deaconess, and spiritual advisor. Only God knows how many lives Lucille touched during her nursing ministry, she was always available to pray for the needs of those hurting. Lucille was preceded in death by her first husband Edward Miskell of 46 years, and husband Donald Gorden of 19 years; parents, Jacob and Laura Martin; brothers Amos, Elwood, Nelson, Roy, and sister, Lillian. Mam Mam is survived by her son Jimmy Miskell, Sr. and wife Phyllis; grandchildren Sherry Bliga, Jimmy Miskell, Jr. and fiancé Imelda, Tabitha Watkins and husband Todd, and Joseph Miskell and wife Mindy; great grandchildren, Drew and Kyndall Watkins, Sammy Bliga, and Reegan and Zane Miskell; her step-children, Sharon, Jeanette, and Ed; step-grandchildren, Andy and Megan. A memorial service will be held Sunday, Jan. 25, 4:00 PM, at Victory Christian Center, Poquoson with Pastor Jame` Bolds presiding. Interment will be private at a later date. The family will receive friends at Tabitha's home, 2 Wainwright Drive, at other times. Many thanks to all the nurses, Hospice, and care givers for their kindness as they cared for Mam Mam. Online condolences to claytorrollins.com . Claytor Rollins Funeral Home, Poquoson, is assisting with arrangements.
Published in Daily Press on Jan. 24, 2015
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