Date of Service:
March 11, 2023
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Gail Frances Hammond Harris Kemp Allen, age 84, of Sebastian, passed away at her home on Monday, March 6, 2023.
She was born in Lawrence Village, Michigan on October 5, 1938, to parents, Ralph J. and Elizabeth Bisbee Hammond.
Gail moved from Hartford, Michigan to Florida in 1956-1976, Gretna, Louisiana till 1987, Vero Beach till 1994 and finally to Sebastian.
Gail was a graduate of Hartford High School, Hartford, MI, as well as the Indian River Community College, and Florida Bible Institute.
She had worked most recently at the Indian River County Board of County Commissioners as a traffic technician for 13 years; Reagan Equipment Co., Gretna, LA and Point Eight Power, Belle Chasse, LA, as secretary for 10 years; and Brevard County, Deputy Clerk, Titusville, FL for 15 years.
Gail was a member of the Riverview Baptist Church, Ft. Pierce, FL.
Survivors include her sons, William “Bill” (Sheila) Harris and Ronald Harris both of Gretna; daughter, Linda Leo of LA; sister, Martha “Mart” Wright, of MI; and her brother, Ralph John “Johnny” Hammond II of MI; 24 grandchildren, Jennifer, Keith, Judd, Mandy, Donald, Emily, Buddy, Greg, Brannon, Brian, Dustin, Jeff, Chris, Rachel, Ciera, Levi, Becky, Jennifer, JT, Tiffany, Heather, Paul, Christopher, and Kimberly; and 29 great-grandchildren, Kalob, Karlee, Karson, Alyssia, Jonathan, Alex, Teerney, Trinity, Judd, Jr., Khloé, Nathanael, Jaylee, Zander, Camden, Kennede, Jordan, Ty, Skylar, Kayleigh, Gavin, Karli, Kaylee, Remington, Sadie, Callie, Elizabeth, Piper, Raelynn, Josie.
Gail was predeceased by her brother, Boyd Hammond, father, Ralph J. Hammond, mother, Elizabeth “Betty” Bisbee Hammond, 1st husband, Donald E. Harris, 2nd husband, W.H. “Bud” Kemp, 3rd husband, Warren C. Allen, sister, Martha “Marty” Wright, and by her grandson, Zach, and great-granddaughter, Taylor.
A Celebration of Life service will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, March 11, 2023, at Riverview Baptist Church, 4601 N. Old Dixie Hwy, Ft. Pierce, FL.
A private family interment was held at Winter Beach Cemetery, Winter Beach, FL.
Arrangements are by Thomas S. Lowther Funeral Home & Crematory, Vero Beach.