Roberta Turrentine Gamble

August 2, 1923 ~ September 14, 2020 (age 97)


Roberta C. Turrentine Gamble was born August 2, 1923, to the late Harvey and Ethel Cates in Person County. She attended school in Durham County. She worked at Duke University and retired from Duke University and Durham Regional. She joined New Red Mountain Baptist Church at an early age.

 Preceding her in death were her Sons, McAuthor, Rufus, Norris, and Douglas Turrentine, her Brothers, Gurthie Lee, Fred, Coy, John Cates and Sister, Ethel Mae, one Grandson, Dwayne Turrentine and one Daughter-in-Law, Martha Turrentine. Also preceding her in death was Buck Turrentine whom she married in 1941 and to this union 7 children were born and Charles Gamble,  Husband of 42 loving years.   

Roberta leaves to cherish her loving memory her three Daughters, Mamie Hinson, Christine and Julia Turrentine of Durham, one Stepson, Harold (Consuela) of Charlotte, one Sister, Mary Parker, one Brother, Early T. Cates, 17 Grandchildren, 24 Great-grandchildren, and a host of other family, Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and Friends.


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Graveside Service
September 19, 2020

1:00 PM
New Red Mountain Missionary Baptist Church
1401 Red Mountain Rd
Roudgemont, NC 27572

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