Mrs Gammon, affectionately known as “Big E” by those close to her, passed away on Friday, January 27th at her daughter’s home. She was born on August 26, 1919 in Lincoln County Tennessee to the late Ervie and Fannie Mullins. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Willard, three sons, Douglas, Larry and Wendell Gammon and four sisters. Retha Flynn, Rena Bush, Lucille and Theola Mullins.
Mrs. Gammon is survived by her sister, Pauline Mullins, of Huntsville, Ala., daughter Linda Gatlin, of Fayetteville, daughter-in-law, Joy Gammon (Wendell) of Meadow Place, TX, grandsons: Larry Gammon (Pam) of Richmond, TX, Mark (Courtney) of Winter Haven, FL, Chris (Katy) Gatlin and Shane (Susan) Gatlin of Fayetteville, Jeremy Gatlin of Peoria, AZ, granddaughters: Crystal (Adam) Priddy of Concord, CA, Gina (Steve) Klein of Houston, TX, great grandchildren: Matt, Ryan, and Chase Gatlin, Taylor Gammon, Richmond,TX, Tyler Gammon, US Navy, Ruby and Ethan Klein, Sophia and Lily Priddy, two great,great grandchildren: Violet and Max Gatlin (Ryan, Samantha) and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Two special friends, Betty Marshall and Peggy Holder, were very devoted to her just a few weeks short of three years.
Funeral service will be held Thursday, February 2nd at Higgins Funeral Home at 1pm with Chris and Shane Gatlin officiating. Visitation will be prior to the service beginning at 11am. Burial will follow at Macedonia Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lincoln County Health Systems Hospice, formerly known as Hospital Home Health and Hospice located on the bypass, 1797 Wilson Parkway, Fayetteville, TN 37334.
Ms Linda we are so sorry to hear about the passing of Big E! She was such a precious lady! She will surely be missed by many. Prayers for you all.
Moms provide their children with so much while they are growing up including a place to call home. Now your mom as been called to her home. I hope you are comforted by the promise to be with your mom in her new home when the time comes for you to join her in the sweet by and by. She was a special person in so many people’s heart. Love you sister and my families prayers are with you
Mrs. Gammon, we did not know well, but we have known and loved, having many fond memories, her daughter, Linda Gatlin and family, since Chris was small. Linda went many extra miles in caring for her mom; therefore, I’m confident Mrs. Gammon set the example when rearing Linda. She is deserving of the titles, “Big E”, “Grama”, “Mom”
Linda and family,
You all have been so fortunate to have your Mother for all these years. She was definitely a sweetheart and I loved talking to her. Fly high Mrs. Erdice for you have earned your wings! Blessed be!
So sorry to hear that your mother has passed Linda. I have fond memories of her and Retha. They were funny ladies and so sweet to me. I know you will miss her so much. She was a wonderful lady.
Linda, We are so sorry to hear about your loss. She was always full of joy. You and your family are in our prayers
Aunt Erdice was one of the sweetest Christian ladies I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing. She will greatly be missed but never forgotten.. Rest In Peace Sweet Angle..
What a productive life that was lived by this
good woman! She was an example of how the
brave face tragedy & adversity. – My mother
always admired & loved her. – Cowards die a
thousand deaths, the VALIANT never taste of
death but once.
I loved “Big E” like she was my very own G’ma. She was always so enjoyable to be around and would warm your heart with her laugh. She was just so precious to me. I love you Grama Gammon! You will be missed so much!!
Kristin Howell & family