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“When I first met Mr. Gatling I had a limousine service and he needed a extra limousine for a service, so I drove my limousine to help out. One of his...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Sidney E. Swanson - Friend

“Prayers and Condolences to Familyma ”
2 of 7 | Posted by: Mattie Simon

“MARG....PRAYING...HOLD FOND TO THE MEMORIES!!! ”
3 of 7 | Posted by: VERSEY ADAMS HUGHES - Family

“To the Gatling family, I am sending my condolences to you. My prayer is that God will continue to bless, strengthen and keep you during this time of...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Robin Owens - Other

“My condolences for the Gatling and Ewell families. It was a pleasure to know Mr. Gatling. You all are what I have looked to as model Christians. ”
5 of 7 | Posted by: Brenda Cruell-Cantrell - Allen, TX

“Mrs. G, Mere words will never be able to convey all of my thoughts, condolences and praise for Mr. G. From the 2nd funeral held at the Gatling...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Cheyenne Woodruff - Friend

“Dear Mrs. Gatling and Family, and Colleagues at Gatling's Chapel: My deepest sympathies on your loss of Mr. Gatling. I so enjoyed working with him,...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Sharon DeVault - Work


LAFAYETTE GATLING SR of Chicago, IL died December 28, 2021 at the age of 81. A South Side funeral director, he built Gatling's Chapels in 1986. In 2007, Gatling opened a second location in South Holland, which he owned and operated. He impacted the funeral home business across the country by be-coming one of the first to hold drive-thru viewing.