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Mrs. Mary Magaline Chambers, or “Paulene” as she was affectionately called, was born on March 1, 1950 in Gastonia, North Carolina to the late Willie and Nancy Jackson.  She departed this life at Caromont Regional Medical Center in Gastonia on July 17, 2018 surrounded by family.

Paulene was a graduate of the Job Corp in Boston, MA in 1967.  She was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church.  Paulene retired from Parkdale Mills where she was employed for over twenty years.  After retirement, she loved spending quality time with her family and friends.  She truly will be missed by everyone.

She was preceded in death by her husband: Earnestine Chambers, her mother and father: Willie and Nancy Jackson; her brothers: Sandy Ray Jackson and Johnell Jackson.

Precious memories of Paulene will forever be cherished by her loving daughter: Sheila Chambers Rankin (Robert) of Gastonia, NC; son: Ernest Chambers, Jr. (Angela) of Tega Cay, SC; two sisters: Hazel Floyd of Gastonia, NC and Sandra Faye Anderson of Bessemer City, NC; two brothers: Samuel Willie Jackson and Clemey Jackson both of Gastonia, NC; five loving grandchildren: Briana McClure and Tyrese Rankin both of Gastonia, NC, Jordan, Jalyn and Jackson Chambers all of Tega Cay, SC;  one great granddaughter whom she loved so much: Tiana Kerr; sisters-in-law: Ollie Mae Virgil, Ola Jackson and Debbie Jackson of Gastonia, NC; one brother-in-law: Willie Michael Gill of Gastonia,  special nieces and nephews: Curdasia Strain, Michelle Floyd, Lashayer Jackson, DeKeisha Jackson, Joshua Jackson, Shannon Jackson, Donterrio Chambers, Donqavius Chambers, Wil’savion Chambers, and Aliyah Clinton; a special granddaughter: Angelica Collins Armstead; best friend: Wanda Jackson, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral: Friday; July 20, 2018; 1:30 p.m.; Tabernacle Baptist Church-519 W. 19th Ave, Gastonia

Visitation: thirty minutes before the service at the church

Interment: Gaston Memorial Park, Gastonia
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  • Tuesday, July 17, 2018
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Gregory Funeral Service
  • Thursday, July 19, 2018
    Please accept my sincere regrets for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Death is never an easy thing to have to deal with, even Jesus himself wept when his friend Lazarus feel asleep in death. Revelation 21:4 says that God will wipe every tear from our eyes and death and pain will be no more. This is especially comforting since we know this scripture has to be referring to the earth because these things don't exist in heaven.
    ~ Lisa L   Gastonia, NC
  • Friday, July 20, 2018
    I'm sorry for your loss. We worked together at parkdale. I worked with her and her sister for over 18 years. She will he missed.
    ~ Sheila Burris   Gastonia, NC
  • Thursday, July 19, 2018
    I am still in shock of your passing Aunt Poppine, I just can't believe I will not hear your laugh or just and watch you spoil all your babies... I will always love you, and you will be missed. I remember talking to you and hearing how much fun you were having in Las Vegas last year! Rest easy my dear Aunt Poppine. Love you always, "The other Michele"
    ~ Michele Willis   Gastonia, NC
  • Thursday, July 19, 2018
    Hazel, Sam and Family,in this sad time of your loss and sorrow,may the memories you shared with your loved one,live on in your heart.My Heartfelt Sympathy. Carlotta C. Smith Winston Salem,NC
  • Friday, July 20, 2018
    To the Chamber Family sorry about your loss. We send our condolences and prayers to you too. Love your Bojangles Family 184 and 49 location. Patti and Jeffrey
    ~ Patti Erwin   Gastonia, NC
  • Friday, July 20, 2018
    To the Chamber Family sorry about your loss. We send our condolences and prayers to you too. Love your Bojangles Family 184 and 49 location. Patti and Jeffrey
    ~ Patti Erwin   Gastonia, NC
  • Tuesday, July 24, 2018
    I'm so sorry to hear you are grieving the loss of your dear loved one. May you find strength and some comfort in the words found in Nahum 1:7 which reads: ”Jehovah is good, a stronghold in the day of distress. He is mindful of those seeking refuge in him.” Our loving God cares about us and is ready to bring us comfort if we allow him (1John 5:14). He also has made the provision of a resurrection RIGHT HERE ON EARTH when it is restored into a beautiful paradise. Can you see yourself welcoming back to life your dear loved one? Find out more about this resurrection online at JW.ORG
    ~ R&R Lopez
  • Monday, July 23, 2018
    I am so sorry for your lost. I hope you find comfort in the scripture at Acts 24:15. This is what our God Jehovah promises for all. And we can look forward to what is written in Psalm 37: 9-11 and 29.
    ~ April R
  • Tuesday, July 24, 2018
    So very sorry to hear about your loss. My condolence to you and your family. It will be so wonderful when death is no more. Rev.21:3,4. And see them again on Earth in the future. Acts 24:15 Psalms 37: 11, 29 what a comfort to know that Go does not cause death at this time. Ecclasiastes 9:11. And in God's kingdom, Jesus will bring the dead back to life again on Earth and make a paradise here , in the future. Revelation 21:3,4 Isaiah 26:19. Psalms 37:11,29 I am praying for strength beyond normal for you, and comfort for you and your family. My email is: kathy122346@gmail.com. for more comfort all free Kathy
    ~ Kathy   Graham, NC