We lost our daughter Rachel Michelle Gamble on April 29, 2018. One day she is physically fine then suddenly our healthy girl became sick and within thirty-six hours she had left us. It was sudden, it was unexpected and it was devastating.
Rachel will always be remembered as someone who brought joy and happiness to those around her and she saw the best in everyone. She had a zest for life and approached each and every obstacle before her with a heartwarming smile and a positive attitude. Her passion in life was to not only fulfill her own life goals but to make an impact on the lives of those around her.
We truly feel she was destined to make that impact, not only in her community and among those she loved, but with those who never had the opportunity to meet her, the chance to know our special girl.
With this in mind, we have started the Rachel Gamble Memorial Fund. We feel that through this fund we will be able to not only honor Rachel’s legacy but also help others who face the same challenges in life that Rachel met with such style and grace.
The Rachel Gamble Memorial Fund was established to provide college scholarships for graduating student-athletes at East Hamilton High School who share Rachel's spirit, character, and heart for others. The fund will also sponsor student-athletes who wish to attend Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) Camps, help with the cost of local FCA Huddle Groups and youth mission trips, as well as care for the Chattanooga homeless community. As the fund grows, our hope is to provide assistance to many East Hamilton community organizations that embody Rachel’s passions.
Syerra Rogers was selected by East Hamilton High School teachers and coaches to be the 2021 college scholarship recipient in Rachel’s honor. She is the fourth young lady to receive the scholarship. Syerra played softball at East Hamilton all 7 years as well as volleyball for 2 years and participated in leadership classes. She plans to major in Exercise Science and continue playing softball in college. Click here to read the Chattanoogan article on her scholarship!
Southern Farms Honey and
Smokey Dust Grilling Rubs raise $7,500 for the Rachel Gamble Memorial Fund!
We are pleased to announce that our very good friends Brad & Jennifer Pettis, owners of Southern Farms Honey, along with the boys at Smokey Dust Grilling Rubs, recently raised $7,500 for the Rachel Gamble Memorial Fund!
Jennifer had the idea for a holiday gift box for this past Christmas season featuring both Southern Farm Honey products and Smokey Dust with every penny of the sales going directly toward the work of our fund. The response was simply overwhelming and we want to thank everyone who supported the promotion!
Smokey Dust Grilling Rubs donates $5,000
to the Rachel Gamble Memorial Fund!
Thank you to Smokey Dust Grilling Rubs for their donation to the Rachel Gamble Memorial Fund!
This generous donation will give back to the community through college scholarships for student-athletes, mission trip sponsorships and more.