Farming Rural 19

Wymbreth Clements Gresham

August 19, 1932 ~ November 20, 2022 (age 90)


Wymbreth Clements Gresham, age 90, went to be with her Lord on November 20, 2022.

Predeceased by her parents, Rev. James Lucius Clements and Thelma Kuykendall Clements; siblings Emogene Armistead, Martha Springer, and James L. Clements, Jr.; and husband Thomas Talmadge Gresham, she is survived by her son Vincent Gresham (Veronica Morrissette); daughter April Gresham Maranto (Robert); grandchildren Anthony Thomas Maranto and Maya Wymbreth Maranto; and special friend Ralph Clark and his daughter Priscilla Jenkins.

Born August 19, 1932, in Berry, Alabama, Wymbreth developed her strong work ethic growing up on a farm picking cotton. She graduated in a senior class of less than 10 from Gorgas High School, going on to earn a bachelors at Livingston State Teachers College and a master’s at Georgia State University.

Wymbreth taught in Knoxville, Atlanta, and Marietta, finishing her 30-year teaching career in 1989 at East Side Elementary School in Cobb County.

Wymbreth was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church of Sandy Springs from 1991 until Covid prevented her from attending. For over 20 years, she attended The Benson Center, particularly their daily exercise        e classes, and she volunteered for 15 years on their special Bread Crew, where she and Ralph made many friends. She also enjoyed watching sports, reading, and doing puzzles.

A strong and independent person, she loved her family, her friends, and helping others. She was never happier than when she was teaching someone, and she enriched the lives of countless children, especially her own children, and later, her beloved grandchildren.

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