Sue M. Gamble

March 15, 2022

CHARLOTTE – Sue M. Gamble, 97, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 15, 2022.  She was born in Hoffman, NC on June 10, 1924 to the late Joseph and Lula Jane Moss.

Sue left home to come to Charlotte by bus and got a room at the YWCA to start her career.  She began working at Kress Dime Store as a waitress at the lunch counter.  During the war, she received her Mechanics License and worked on airplanes and went on to receive her Pilots License.  Sue then went to work for Robert E. Mason and Co. as a secretary to Mr. Mason.  It was around this time that she met and married her husband, Wayne Gamble.  They started their family in Charlotte where they had their son, Bill and later moved to Davidson, NC where they adopted their daughter, Elizabeth.  The family moved back to Charlotte where she began her career as a Real Estate Agent, which she continued until she retired.

Sue was an active bridge player and gardener, belonging to a Daylily Club where she had a daylily named after her.  Along with her sister, Josephine, she was a founding member of the Charlotte Queen City Day Time Republican Club, now known as the Republican Woman’s Club.

She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, and sister.

Sue is survived by her son, Bill Gamble, who spent the last ten years taking care of her and making sure her every need was met, daughter, Elizabeth Bryant and her husband, Michael who she treated as her own son, daughter, Kristen Bryant, who she loved dearly, and her great-granddaughter, Kayla Gatz who was the light of her eyes.  Also surviving are her niece, Phyllis Cutrell, who was like a daughter to Sue, and her many nieces and nephews who she stayed in touch with as often as possible.  Sue was proceeded in death by her husband of fifty-one years, Wayne Gamble and her eleven siblings, Garren Moss, Pete Moss, Hugh Moss, Ann Honeycutt, Everett Moss, Jane Boyd, Dorothy Ross, Josephine Jones, Sallie Moss, Joseph Moss and Alice Foreman.

The family would like to extend their special thanks and appreciation to the entire staff of Sunrise on Providence for making Sue so happy during the last days of her life.

A memorial service to celebrate Sue’s life will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, March 19, 2022 at Carmel Presbyterian Church.  The family will receive friends following the service at the church.

Memorials may be offered in memory of Sue to Carmel Presbyterian Church, 2048 Carmel Road, Charlotte, NC 28226 or Sunrise on Providence, 5114 Providence Road, Charlotte, NC 28226 or a charity of the donor’s choice.

Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth W. Poe Funeral & Cremation Service, 1321 Berkeley Ave., Charlotte, NC 28204; (704) 641-7606. Online condolences may be shared at

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  • Sally Brown

    Dear Elizabeth and Michael: I just heard today that you Mom passed. I'm deeply sorry. I would of been at the celebration of life with you if I had known. Please forgive me. I'm holding you in my heart with love and prayers. Deepest sympathy. See you soon
    Hugs. Sally Brown

  • LuAnn Caudle

    Sue was a dear friend of our mother, Gwen Hamrick at Waltonwood Cotswold. She moved in the three years ago and Sue asked her join their bridge club and from that day forward they played every week. We offer our condolences and prayers for her family and friends and are forever grateful for her friendship with our mother.

  • Susan Hamrick

    Sue was truly an ‘Angel.’ She was my mother’s first friend at Waltonwood. They played bridge together multiple times per week and would meet each other on the 3rd floor to go down together to bridge. I had the privilege to meet Sue and converse with her when I would visit my mother. I spoke with Sue recently before her move as I wanted to check on her since she hadn’t been to bridge in a while. She told me of her health decline and had great words to say about my mother. She will truly be missed. May the family find comfort in knowing just how loved Sue was by so many and how she touched all of our lives in a special way.