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Anthony Ray Gails
I Am Free
Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free,
I’m following paths God made for me
I took his hand, I heard him call
Then turned, and bid farewell to all
I could not stay another day
To laugh, to love, to sing, to play
Tasks left undone must stay that way
I found my peace … at close of play
And if my parting left a void
Then fill it with remembered joy
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss
Ah yes, these things I too will miss.
Be not burdened… deep with sorrow
I wish you sunshine of tomorrow
My life’s been full I’ve savoured much
Good friends, good times
A loved one’s touch
Perhaps my time seemed all too brief,
Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your hearts and peace to thee
God wanted me now
He set me free.
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Pat Jefferson Daniel, City Secretary's Office
As with most, your absence will truly be felt at 611, City Hall and most certainly the Annex. Your distinct voice as you spoke...When I got married you greeted me with hey Ms. Honeymooner!!!! The Staff in the CSC will miss you!! Peace and Blessings to your family! Rev. 14:13
Pat Jefferson Daniel Aug 22 2021 12:00 AM
Brother Anthony was my friend haven't seen you in about 3 years but you was always in my thoughts sending my deepest condolences to the Gail's family praying for strength and peace in your life he's gone now but he will be forever remembered and never forgotten love you much brother Anthony
Jimmie R. Garrett Sr. Aug 21 2021 12:00 AM
This most beautiful spirit will sincerely be missed. Even after we went "electronic", Mr. Gails made a point of stopping by to check on this office every once in a while. Never without a smile. Never without a word of encouragement. Always in love. Rest in Love, Mr. Gails.
Karen Kelly, COH Aug 19 2021 12:00 AM
Mr Gails was a dear an wonderful person, who would always greet me with Good Day Mrs Middleton how are you, have a blessed day. He could spot me a mile away and still greet from a distance. It was many years we would see one another in passing through the parking garage or in the building. He will truly be missed. My deepest condolences to the Gails Family.
Charlotte Middleton Aug 17 2021 12:00 AM
A candle was lit in memory of Anthony Gails
Fabio Capillo Aug 17 2021 12:00 AM
Please accept our deepest condolences from LaQuista Ellegan and Family. Mr. Gails has been a bright shining light for us all here at the City of Houston Public Works Department. I will always remember his love of the Lord and willingness to spread the word to everyone he encounter. Praise God for this man impacting us each and everyday with a blessing or a prayer to get us through our day. He prayed for me and my family all the time and would check back for a praise report whenever we crossed paths. We will keep him in our hearts and our minds. His hard work and consistency did not go unnoticed or unappreciated. Mr. Gails and his family will remain in our hearts forever.
LaQuista Ellegan Aug 17 2021 12:00 AM
I wish to share my sincerest condolences to the family and friends. Every time I passed him at work he made me feel good. He would say hello and we would briefly chat. I didn't know him well, but being around folks like Anthony makes life so much more enjoyable.
Greg Carrington, co-worker Aug 17 2021 12:00 AM
My sincerest condolences to the Gails family. Anthony, you will be truly missed and I will keep your greeting with me as always "Thank the Lord"
Rest in Paradise!!!
Clinton Huey Aug 17 2021 12:00 AM
Mr. Gails will truly be missed by many here at 611 Walker - He was a bright light and we are so sadden to have lost him so unexpectedly. He loved his vacation time, and would always tell me, " Ms. Rita I'll give anything else; but my time...my time I can't give." God Bless and Keep the Family and Rest Well Mr. Gails.
Rita Bellard Aug 17 2021 12:00 AM
He loved God and exemplified it in word and deed. The good always leave so soon. I shall wear a crown I shall wear a crown when its all overIm gonna put on my robe tell the story how I made it over! Soon as I get home Ill see you Mr Gails when were all Caught Up!
Jocilyn Portuondo Aug 17 2021 12:00 AM