Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home & Memorial Park

2551 North Armistead Ave, Hampton, VA


Joan Elaine Gamby

December 17, 1935January 7, 2020

Joan Elaine Gamby, 84, passed away on January 7, 2020 at her residence. She was a lifelong native of Hampton and a member of Menchville Baptist Church. She is preceded in rest by her husband Floyd Gamby; parents Glen G. and Elsie Mae Kimbler; brothers, Glen G. Kimbler Jr. and Wayne Kimbler.

Left to cherish her memory are sons Glen, George Jr., Richard Lee (Debbie) and Tim Messick; daughters, Cindy Ransone, Juanita (Lynn) Butner, Barbara Traver; grandchildren; Bobby, Chad, Kayla and Josh Messick, Shay Walters, Braylen Butner, Jack and Kayce Ransone; great grandchildren Tucker, Kensley and LeLand Messick, Rylie Marconi, Hudson and Hailey Walters; sisters Jennie Davis, Alice Bolen, Lydia Baldwin.

The family will receive friends from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Monday, January 13, 2020 at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home 2551 N. Armistead Ave Hampton, VA 23666 with a Celebration of Life service to follow at 1:00 p.m. Burial will be at Parklawn Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be offered to Menchville Baptist Church.

Friends are encouraged to visit www.parklawn-woodfh.com to share memories and offer words of condolence with the family.


  • Floyd Gamby, Husband (deceased)
  • Glen G. Kimbler, Father (deceased)
  • Elsie Mae Kimbler, Mother (deceased)
  • Glen G. Kimbler, Jr., Brother (deceased)
  • Glen Messick, Son
  • George Messick, Jr., Son
  • Richard Lee Messick (Debbie), Son
  • Tim Messick, Son
  • Cindy Ransone, Daughter
  • Juanita (Lynn) Butner, Daughter
  • Barbara Traver, Daughter
  • Bobby Messick, Grandchild
  • Chad Messick, Grandchild
  • Kayla Messick, Grandchild
  • Josh Messick, Grandchild
  • Shay Walters, Grandchild
  • Braylen Butner, Grandchild
  • Jack Ransone, Grandchild
  • Kayce Ransone, Grandchild
  • Tucker Messick, Great Grandchild
  • Kensley Messick, Great Grandchild
  • Hudson Walters, Great Grandchild
  • Hailey Walters, Great Grandchild
  • LeLand Messick, Great Grandchild
  • Rylie Marconi, Great Grandchild
  • Wayne Kimbler, Brother
  • Jennie Davis, Sister
  • Alice Bolen, Sister
  • Lydia Baldwin, Sister

  • Menchville Baptist Church


  • Visitation Monday, January 13, 2020
  • Celebration of Life Service Monday, January 13, 2020


Joan Elaine Gamby

have a memory or condolence to add?

Gail Wainio

January 10, 2020

My thoughts and prayers are with all the family. I will remember her laugh and her sharing her spiritualality with me. Now her and Floyd will meet again.

Kay Butner

January 10, 2020

So glad I had the chance to meet this wonderful lady. She had a precious heart for the Lord. She was so much fun
to be with.

Rest In Peace Joan.

Kay Butner (Braylen’s mimi).