Alfred Jeran Gribble, age 31 was born August 14, 1988 in Augusta, Georgia. He attended the Georgia School System until 1998, when he moved to Sparta, Tennessee. He graduated White County High School. He went on to study Spanish, French, and international business at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, TN, where he received his bachelor’s degree. He studied at University De Guanajuato in Mexico. He later went to Japan for a year and a half where he taught English at Riverdale School. At the time of his passing, he was studying Speech-Language Pathology at George Washington University, where he would have graduated in May 2020 with his master’s to become a certified speech therapist.
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On Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 8:18 am in the Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, MD. Alfred’s journey on earth ended.
He was preceded in death by his Grandmothers- Viola Carrick Gribble and Josie Belle Roberts, Grandfathers- Hollis Gribble Jr.
He leaves to cherish his memory Mother- Brenda Roberts of Newton, Ga
Father- Loyd Gribble of Sparta, TN
Grandfather- Arthur Roberts Jr. of Newton, GA
Three Brothers- Trey (Melinda) King of Cookeville, TN, Gregory Brown Jr. of Atlanta, Ga, and Adariees Crawford of Newton, GA
One Sister- Dynasti Crawford of Newton, GA
Three Uncles- Johnny (Susie) Gribble of Sparta, TN, Mark (Dedra) Gribble of Sparta, TN, Vincent Roberts of Newton, GA
Three Aunts- Sherly and Vivian Roberts of Newton, GA, and a very special and loving Aunt Susie Gribble of Sparta, TN
His beloved Cousin and best friend- Kenda Gribble Roberts (Zach)
His childhood friend and cousin- Ramone Roberts
He was blessed by two very special friends- Tasha Fernanden and Brittany Bowman.
A host of Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, and friends
The Funeral Service will be Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 1pm, at Oak Lawn Funeral Home in Sparta, TN with Bro. Glen Leftwich officiating, with burial to follow at Doyle Cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday, December 14, 2019 from 11 am - 1 pm at Oak Lawn Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be made to the family at oaklawnmemorial.com