Madeline Claire Gambrell

Madeline Claire Gambrell

October 27, 2001 — September 1, 2018

Madeline Claire Gambrell, born Oct. 27, 2001, in Austin, to George and Erica Gambrell, received her angel wings Sept. 1, 2018.

She was preceded in death by her maternal great grandfather, Bob Johnson; maternal cousin, Thomas Job; paternal great grandparents, EV and Lucille Conner; and grandfather, George Gambrell.

Madeline is survived by her parents, George and Erica Gambrell; sister, Savannah Gambrell; and great grandmother extraordinaire, Marjorie Johnson. She is also survived by multiple other grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, and teachers who she’d become close to.

Madeline lived 16 years with cystic fibrosis, the disease that ultimately took her life on this earth. She fought through numerous surgeries, endless hospital stays and pain. Although she endured these things, Madeline enjoyed her life and always had a smile on her face. She loved to laugh and lift the spirits of others. She enjoyed drawing and artwork. Madeline was junior at Burnet High School and always maintained an A-B honor roll place at school, even though she missed much of her school career because of her illness.

She enjoyed her French bulldog “Ozzie”, “soaking up vitamin D,” and spending time with her extended family on family trips. She was extremely close to her great grandmother who she lovingly referred to as “old mamaw.” They had many many days and nights together herding cows, goats, watching cartoons, baking, laughing, cutting up, and generally being sassy.

Madeline especially loved her sister Savannah and they were extremely close. She loved anything having to do with Savannah. They enjoyed playing Xbox together, swimming, sharing memes that they could laugh to, cooking, and many other things.

Madeline was into scary movies, true crime shows, anything Harry Potter and Marvel. She also enjoyed helping to raise money for our annual cystic fibrosis awareness walk and celebration. She believed in helping others and doing what we could to find a cure for cystic fibrosis and those affected.

Madeline’s favorite color was purple so her family is requesting you wear purple in celebration of her life.

Madeline’s celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at the First Baptist Church in Burnet.

In lieu of flowers Madeline has requested you to please visit, make a donation to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation or to Amber’s Angels.

Condolences may be offered to

Arrangements entrusted to Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home, Burnet.

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