TREMBLE ~ Gail Antionette King Tremble transitioned into eternal life November 10, 2020. She was born June 4, 1947, in Jacksonville, Florida, to Alonzo Webster King, Jr. and Cynthia Almeda Bembry King, both preceded her in death.
During her early years, Gail attended Douglas Anderson, Forest Park Elementary, and LaVilla schools in Jacksonville, Florida and was a graduate of New Stanton High School in 1964. After graduation, she matriculated at Bethune-Cookman College and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology in 1968.
Gail relocated to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania where she briefly taught Kindergarten. She later returned to Jacksonville and dedicated her life to community service. Gail began her lifelong commitment while employed with the City of Jacksonville at the Kennedy Community Center and the Mary L. Singleton Senior Center. While working at the Kennedy Center, Gail met Gregory Lamar Tremble. The two later married August 4, 1984 and were married for nineteen years before his death December 29, 2003.
Continuing her journey of community service, Gail volunteered at the American Legion Post 244 Auxiliary, Emmett Reed Community Center and finally at the Long Branch Senior Center where she spent the rest of her days assisting and caring for senior citizens with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Dedicating her time and service, Gail cherished every moment with fellow volunteers and the patients they served.
A devout Christian, Gail began serving our Lord and Savior at Wrightsville Methodist Church in Jacksonville’s North Riverside area with her father, siblings and other relatives. Gail later joined her mother’s church home at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church located on Jacksonville’s Southside. After her mother’s passing, Gail became a member of Simpson Memorial United Methodist Church where she spent the remainder of her years serving on the Bolden Stewart Usher Board and singing in the Inspirational Choir. She was also a member of the United Methodist Women and was an active member of the Soul Food Ministry where she helped serve hot meals to Jacksonville’s less fortunate.
Gail was enthusiastic and optimistic about her Jacksonville Jaguars. For more than twenty years she remained a loyal season ticket holder. A typical game day for Gail consisted of church in the morning, then straight to the stadium to see the Jags play. She was a truehearted fan who enjoyed cheering in the stands with family and other patrons, even when the team was losing. While others would leave the stadium in the face of defeat, Gail remained firmly planted in her seat until the game was over, holding true to the motto, “it ain’t over ‘til it’s over.”
Gail was preceded in death by her brother, Alonzo Edward King, (affectionately known as “Pookie”); sister-in-law, Francina Carter King; nephew, Derrick “Ricky” Carter Hogan; and niece, Pilar Beatrice King. Gail leaves to cherish her memory, siblings, Patricia Adamson of New Bern, North Carolina, Lillian Almeda King Dennis and Bembry Bernard King (Dione) of Jacksonville, Florida; nephews, Robert Anthony Whitehead (Tawanda) of Mebane, North Carolina, Alonzo David King IV (Dyanni) of Jacksonville, Florida, Bembry Bernard King II (Tyeshia) of Fayetteville, North Carolina, Nat Lamb of Jacksonville, Florida, Linval Pennant, Jr. of Fleming Island, Florida and Casini Casburn Cooke of Jacksonville, Florida; nieces, Rowena Yvette Blackshear of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Cynthia Joy Dennis (Athlene Jones) of Jacksonville, Florida, Chinnery Alexandria King of Jacksonville, Florida, Dolores Vanette King of Tallahassee, Florida, Ericka Nicole King of Jacksonville, Florida, and Victoria Nunes of Miami, Florida; great-nephews, Daniel Antonio Raines and Jamaur Donavon Lewis of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Christopher Dwain Massey of Brunswick, Georgia, Derrick Kenneth Hogan of Jacksonville, Florida, Alonzo Adin Carter King V of Jacksonville, Florida, Zyon Amari Malachi King of Jacksonville, Florida, Bembry Christian King III of Fayetteville, North Carolina; great-nieces, Tiffany Nicole Lawrence, Arianna Danae King and Alaina Francina-Elizabeth King of Jacksonville, Florida, Truth Nicole King of Fayetteville, North Carolina, Nuri Jamila Dennis-Jones of Jacksonville, Florida; first cousin and family matriarch, Lois Young (Carl) of Jacksonville, Florida; brother-in-law, Richy Tremble of Jacksonville, Florida; sisters-in-law, Lisa Chinnery King of Jacksonville, Florida, Lisa Tremble, Juanita Tremble Sandlin and Helen Tremble of Jacksonville, Florida; a host of other beloved family members and friends.
She will forever be remembered for her quirky sense of humor, and for her unwavering devotion to serving the community in which she lived and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Gail will be missed dearly.
Graveside Service for Gail Antionette King Tremble will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, November 21, 2020 at St. Nicholas Cemetery, 3811 Beach Boulevard. Protective face masks and social distancing are required. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in memory of Gail directly to Simpson Memorial United Methodist Church, 10604 Iowa Avenue, Jacksonville, Florida 32219. Because of the love of her family, arrangements entrusted to J.E. Fralin & Sons Funeral & Cremation Services 5065 Soutel Drive, Jacksonville, Florida 32208, (904) 924-9400.
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