The funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 A.M., Friday morning, December 26, 2014 at Saint Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church, corner of Russell and Johnson Streets, Oglethorpe, Georgia. Reverend Norris Harris, pastor, will officiate. Interment will follow on Monday, December 29, 2014 in the Andersonville National Cemetery, 496 Cemetery Road, Andersonville, Georgia.
Letitia Gale was born December 16, 1958 to the parentage of the late McCord Chappell and the late Valeria Callier Chappell in Columbus, Muscogee County, Georgia. One granddaughter, Kelis Bearden, preceded her in death. She acquired her education in the Macon County Public School System, where she was a 1976 graduate of Macon County High School. She continued her education at South Georgia Technical College in Americus, Georgia. Letitia Gale furthered her education in Military Science. She was honorably discharged from the United States Air Force after twenty years of dedicated service. She was the recipient of many awards including Air Force Commendation Medal, Air Force Training Ribbons, and National Defense Service Medal. She was united in Holy matrimony in March 3, 1978 to Tracy Bearden, and to this union, two sons were born.
Survivors are her two sons, Travis Bearden (Demetrius) Cordele, Georgia and Trawn Bearden (April), Savannah, Georgia; a stepdaughter, Keosha Postell, Fort Valley, Georgia; six grandchildren, Sincorey, Alexis, Semontae, Kiante, Kaleb, and Nasir; two siblings, Lawrence Chappell (Delsonia) Winston, Georgia and Maggie Chappell, Stockbridge, Georgia; one niece, Deia Chappell Seale (Melvin), Douglasville, Georgia; three nephews, Lael Chappell, New York, New York, Eric Cobb and Peter Cobb, both of Atlanta, Georgia; devoted cousins, Dianna Webb, Juanita White, Marilyn Tillman, Curtis Callier, Tabitha Herring, Pamela Callier and Linda Rogers; a host of other relatives and friends.