Gasque, Mamie

May 03, 2007

On Friday, April 27, 2007, 8 P.M., after a lengthy illness, an angel of love took MAMIE CAMPBELL GASQUE from labor to reward. Mamie was born July 8, 1930 in Fairmont, WV, to the late Randall Campbell and Hattie Jefferson Campbell. Mamie graduated from Dunbar High School on May 27, 1948. She accepted Christ at an early age and attended Morning Star Baptist Church in Fairmont, WV, where she san on the chior. In the early 1950s, Mamie moved to Baltimore, MD, and lived with her aunt Adeline (Nana) Lawson in Mt. Winan and attended Bethany Baptist Church. While living in Mt. Winan she met and married in 1952 the love of her life, James Gasque, Sr., who was widowed. Mamie helped to raise four young children, Jimmy, Howard, Calver Lee and Carolyn. In 1956, Mamie gave birth to her firstborn Damon then followed Rosetta, JoAnn, Barbara and Stanley. Later in 1956, Jim and Mamie joined the First Mt. Olive Freewill Baptist Church under the late Bishop Leo K. Ceasar. In September 1984, Jim and Mamie moved thieir membership to the New Psalmist Baptist Church under the leadership of Bishop Walter Scott Thomas, Sr. Mamie was a faithful member of the Flower Circle and the Day-Away Ministry. Mamie loved kids and was a great mother to not only her own kids, but also her grandchildren and kids in the neighbrohood. All the kids loved and respected her. They loved her cooking. In late 1969, Mamie started her own babysitting business starting with two of her own grandkids Tony and Rochelle. The business expanded, with her loving spirit and christian heart, she helped to nurture over 25 kids over the years until she retired. She loved and knew the meaning of family. All her brothers, sistersa nd other relatives when in town would make their way to Jim and Mamie's house of a good meal and good fellowship. Jim Preceded her in death on June 30, 2002. She loved her New Psalmist family. She would make her way to the sanctuary every Sunday morning at 5:30 A.M., where she would meet and socialize before the service started with the "girls" and Minister David and Deaconess Clara Majors. She leaves to mourn nine children, James Jr., (Jimmy), Howard, Caler Lee, Carolyn, Damon, Rosetta, JoAnn, Barbara and Stanley, five daughters-in-law, 29 grandchildren, a host of great-grandchildren, five sisters, Earline Tate and Louise Sistrunk of WV, Bernice Campbell, Bertha Lee Campbelll and Delores Kelly of Baltimore, three brothers, Albert Campbell and Raymond Campbell of Youngstown, OH, Robert Campbell of Selma, AL, a brother-in-law Rev. Marvin James, two sisters-in-law, Bernice Campbell of Selma, AL, and Alice Gasque of Baltimore, one aunt, Fannie Malone and a host of nieces, nephews and many firends. On Friday, friends may call at the VAUGHN C. GREENE FUNERAL SERVICES, 5151 Baltimore National Pike, from 3-8 P.M. On Saturday, Mrs. Gasque will lie in state at New Psalmist Baptist Church, 4501 1/2 Old Frederick Road, where the family will receive friends from 10:30-11 A.M., with services to follow. Inquiries to (410)233-2400.

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