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“Praying God's strength and comfort during your time of bereavement. He is our refuge in the storm, the solid rock on which we stand and our...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Deborah Gatling - Waterbury, CT

“My prayers are with y'all ”
2 of 7 | Posted by: Regina Norman - Bessemer, AL

“This man of integrity had one of the biggest hearts of anyone I've known.God could not have picked any other man to love my best friend, Juliette, to...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Christine Waiters-Ficklin - GA

“To my handsome son Tevin and his Fiance Johnta, Momma Juliette, Gatling and Stevenson family. In our toughest times weeping may endure a night but...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Aaron Marshall - Waterbury, CT

“Johnny - may your kind soul rest in peace. I remember our days at Somers Thin Strip. It was pleasure to know you and your brother.Sharon Natale ”
5 of 7 | Posted by: Sharon Natale - Waterbury, CT

“R.I.P. my friend you will be sadly missed. ”
6 of 7 | Posted by: Carlos Rivera Jr. - waterbury, CT

“Praying for you ”
7 of 7 | Posted by: Marion Saunders - Waterbury, CT


Mr. Johnny Alton Gatling, 70, of Fiske Street, passed away Tuesday, August 4, 2020, at Waterbury Hospital, after a long battle with cancer. He was the husband of Juliette (Stevenson) Gatling.

Mr. Gatling was born December 10, 1949, in Ahoskie, NC, a son to the late Denzel Gatling and Cleo Holly Madison.

Johnny was educated in the Ahoskie Public School System and had the highest IQ in Hertford County. As a young adult, he left home and relocated to Waterbury, CT where he continued his education at Wilby High School and where he resided until his passing. By age 18, he began working at Olin Somers Thin Strip where he remained an employee for 44 years, until his retirement in 2012. However, as an esteemed and loved employee, in 2014, he was asked to return to the company, as a consultant, before retiring again to enjoy the things he loved to do. In 1982, he met the love of his life, Juliette Gatling, and the two were married on April 21, 1984. They spent 36 beautiful years together and she stayed by his side until the very end. He loved his family and loved being around them. He was a provider and never let his loved ones go without. Johnny was good with his hands and he could fix anything including, cars, furniture, and electronics. He enjoyed watching football. His favorite team was the Pittsburg Steelers and he despised The Patriots. His favorite thing to do in the evenings was to watch cartoons with the children and true crime shows with his wife and daughter. He worked hard all of his life and never gave up the fight. Even with his cancer diagnosis, his response was always "I don't care, God has the last say." Because of that strength and faith in God, Johnny would beat the disease five times. His loving spirit and kind heart will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him.

Besides his wife Juliette, Johnny leaves to cherish his memories, six sons; Jermaine (Ty) Gatling of NC, and Marlon Gatling both of NC, Martryce Gatling Sr., Terrence Fullmore, Jada McClendon all of Waterbury and Travis Fullmore of Tallahassee, FL, one beloved daughter; Johnta Gatling of Waterbury, four grandchildren; Kaila, Travis Jr., Martryce Jr., Ezra, and one on the way, three brothers; Joe Gatling of Philadelphia, PA, Jerry (Deborah) Gatling of Ahoskie, NC., and Jewel (Lena) Gatling of Jacksonville, NC, three sisters; Eva Lois (Roy Lee) Perry of Ahoskie, NC., Mary Gatling of Philadelphia, PA, and Susie Freeman of Cofield, NC, his beloved Mother in-Law; Mother Lizzie Stevenson, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws that he loved and adored and a host of friends.

Besides his parents Denzel and Cleo, he was predeceased by four brothers; James C. Gatling Sr., Jessie R. Gatling, John Henry Gatling, and Michael Madison.