Rev. Verra Mae Gales, age 72, passed from this life on Wednesday, December 26, 2018 at approximately 1:02 a.m. at Southwest General Heath Center in Middleburg Heights, Ohio.
She was born on August 5, 1946 in Lima, Ohio to the union of Nathaniel and Alma L. (Goudy) Gales; both parents preceded her in death.
Rev. Gales was former Pastor at Resident Park United Methodist Church in Dayton, Mt. Auburn United Methodist Church in Cincinnati and Free Spirit Church in Lima. She was former president of the N.A.A.C.P. Chapter in Lima. She received a Bachelors Degree in Social Work from Bluffton University. She also received a Master’s in Theology, Substance Abuse and Social Work. She was the Co-founder of Project In Roads presently known as Urban Minority Alcoholism and Drug Addiction Program
She leaves to cherish her precious memory a Goddaughter; Gail Godsey-Johnson of Lima. A nephew she raised; Cortney Gales (Carletta) of Cincinnati, OH. 3 brothers; Nathan Gales (Nancey) of Phoenix, AZ. Robert Gales of Lima and Thomas L. Gales (Karen) of Macon, GA. 2 sisters; Rebecca Carter of Lima and Terri Gales of Columbus, OH. A dear friend; Carla Travis (Joseph) of Cleveland, OH. A host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death a brother; Joe Gales and a sister; Rose Mitchell.
Memorial Services will be held on Thursday, January 3, 2019 at 12:00 noon at Philippian Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Bryan Bucher, officiating.
Services entrusted to: JONES-CLARK FUNERAL HOME, INC.
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