Michael J. Gambell

michael gambell

November 12, 1983 ~ July 9, 2022

Born in: Atlanta, GA
Resided in: Lilburn, GA

Michael was born in Atlanta, Georgia, November 12, 1983, to William and Lillian. He lived in Conyers, Warner Robins, Stone Mountain and Lilburn. Growing up, he played baseball in Little League, traveling ball, middle school and high school. He enjoyed playing pool. He enjoyed making music most of all and produced some great beats.

In addition to his parents, Michael will be missed by his sisters Christy McCleese and her husband Brent McCleese, Jamie Gambell and her fiancé Tony Gadsden, his three children, Zyhire, Aidan and Aniyah, his girlfriend Nyonna Washington and numerous Aunts, Uncles, Nephews, Nieces, Great Nephews, Great Nieces, Cousins and everyone who knew him.

Michael, you left us on July 09, 2022, but you are still with us everywhere we go and in everything we see. We will always be together because a piece of our hearts went with you. Until our hearts are whole again, we will miss you every day.

Our pain is great, but yours is gone. Sleep peacefully our beloved Michael.


Visitation: July 17, 2022 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Wages & Sons Stone Mountain Chapel
1040 Main Street
Stone Mountain, GA 30083


Funeral Service: July 17, 2022 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Wages & Sons Stone Mountain Chapel
1040 Main Street
Stone Mountain, GA 30083


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    • CandleImageI am so so so sorry for your loss. Mike was a great guy and will truly be missed by all that knew him. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers during your time of grief.

      Big hugs,


  1. CandleImageI miss and love you so much! Why did you leave us so early? You will always be in my heart and now will live in my memories. Baby brother please rest now as your pain is gone. I LOVE YOU

  2. CandleImageI love you so much Bubba. You will always be here in memory and love. Thank you for being my big brother and greatest of friends. This world and certainly my world will never be the same. Until we meet again…

  3. CandleImageIt absolutely breaks my heart that you are gone. I’ve had the pleasure of being apart of your life for 17 years and I loved you then and I love you now. That will never change. I wish I could’ve there for you some way. Rest In Peace sweetheart. We love you forever

  4. CandleImageI Will Love ❤️ & Forever Miss you BFF#2.
    To the family
    Words can’t express My Deepest Condolences To You all right now. Anything You need I Am Here.
    #FlyHigh. MIKE… Until we Meet again.
    Love Always, Alma.

  5. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers as you endure these challenging days ahead. Smile through your tears, as you reflect on the memories of Michael. God Bless you all!

  6. CandleImageMy dear brother in law, my heart is broken that you are gone. I can’t believe you left us at such a young age. I will miss your sweet hug that you would greet me with. I find comfort that the pain your were suffering has now changed to peace in the presence of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Just know I will always be there for your parents, your sweet sisters, and those three amazing kids. I love you so much little brother. Can’t wait to see you in Heaven.

  7. CandleImageFrom the first day we met, you were one of the coolest people I knew. You are truly loved and missed by everyone. My deepest condolences to the family.

    Rest easy my friend,
    Chappel Brayboy

  8. CandleImageTo Michael’s children, family, & friends:

    I knew Michael only a short time as I grew up as Jamie’s best friend. Although he was always “Jamie’s older brother,” I have nothing but funny & great memories of him. Over the years, I would somewhat keep up with him through Jamie, & she always spoke the absolute best of him. A sister that truly loved her brother, & always will.

    To his children:
    I am so very sorry for the loss of your father. Aniyah, I just recently met you, & your beauty & kind spirit blew me away. Keep going, girl. Your daddy is already proud of you. To Aidan & Zyhire, I haven’t been able to meet you two, but I’m sure you both are just as incredible. Grieve, but keep your head up. Take your time, but do great things. Your dad will always be with you. Please don’t ever forget that.

    To his family,
    I would say “I can’t imagine what you’re going through,” but unfortunately I do. They say time heals all wounds, but grief has no timeline. Take the time you need. Take care of & lean on one another like never before. That’s where you’ll find your strength each & every day. Life will never be the same, but you still have one another & a lifetime of memories with Michael to hold near to your heart.

    “The only scars in Heaven, they won’t belong to me and you
    There’ll be no such thing as broken, and all the old will be made new
    And the thought that makes me smile now, even as the tears fall down
    Is that the only scars in Heaven are on the hands that hold you now.”
    -Casting Crowns

  9. CandleImageMike, I hope you know how wonderful and special you were. I’m grateful that I got to experience such beautiful energy. Thank you for being one of my greatest friends. We will meet again, in every lifetime, and I will love you in them all. Fly high angel.

    Love Always, Fee

  10. CandleImageThe thought of you being gone is just unfathomable. I am just in a state of shock, and at this moment, I find it extremely difficult to shake the pain this loss has caused. You were a gift to us all. A rare and authentic human being with such pure intentions. We spent 6 beautiful years together, and I find peace in all of the beautiful moments we shared during that time. I also find peace in knowing that you are no longer in pain. I love you. I Always have. And I always will. You will forever be missed. Rest well Mike.

  11. CandleImageI still cannot believe that this has happened. It’s been a while since I last saw u, but u always kept up w/ me on social media & gave me the biggest hug wherever I came back to visit u guys. I am so blessed to have known u & have u as a Friend. May God bless & keep ur sweet soul & protect ur children & family. We love u Mike. Xo

  12. CandleImageMike, the coolest Brothers-in-law any man could hope for. Among so many other things, I feel cheated that we never had our studio session and I never got that gumbo recipe of yours!
    Just rest comfortably in the fact that those beautiful children you blessed this world with will NEVER know a shortage of love. I have their back just as you’ve always had mine. Rest in Power!

  13. My Condolences To Michael’s Family and His Children. Mike, I didn’t get the chance to say goodbye to you and how I enjoyed knowing you. May you Rest In Peace Always. Rest Easy Mike. Gwen Alleyne.

  14. CandleImageAbsent from the body is to be present with The Lord. Rest well my friend. Condolences to the Entire Gamble Family. May God give you peace and comfort. God bless…

  15. CandleImageOn behalf of the Oak Grove Holiness Church Family we offer our prayers and condolences to the family.

  16. CandleImageI’m at a loss of words and I know that you’re smiling about that since you use to say that I talk too much! I will miss your sarcasm and our deep conversations. You will truly be missed my friend. Rest well and until we meet again, farewell.


  17. CandleImageMichael Gamble. The name brings up images of a young man who knew how to take the hand he was dealt and flush out all the love in it. May God embrace this humble young soul and grant his children grace and favor. Amen.

  18. Yesterday marked a month and I’m still in disbelief. I wake up in the middle of some nights, reaching for my phone to text you since that’s always been the norm whenever I couldn’t sleep. And then it hits me…you’re no longer here to keep me company on sleepless nights. My friend is gone.

    In the beginning, I cried myself back to sleep. Now, I just talk aloud or look at old pictures of you, reliving memories…hoping you hear me. “The Boy” had been a great help too! Thank you for always being my friend and for our amazing and thoughtful son, who puts his own grief aside to comfort those around him. I’ve always said he was the best parts of both of us and cleary, he’s got that from you. I’m not that nice. 🙂

    I miss you, Joseph

  19. CandleImageI’m late but I came across this and definitely wanted to light a candle. Truly missed eventhough it’s been a while since I have seen you but never forgot you!!!!!! RIP 🙏🏼 ❤️


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