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GLORIA PARKER

February 1, 1927 August 8, 2010
GLORIA PARKER
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Gloria Martha Parker was born on February 1, 1927. She was the fifth child born to the late George W. Bourne and Ora V. Bourne. Gloria quietly departed this life on Sunday, August 8, 2010, at Anne Arundel Medical Center. During her illness, her family was devoted, caring and supportive.She received her education in the Calvert County School System.At an early age Gloria accepted Jesus Christ and never waived in her faith. She attended church until her health failed and was a member of the Floral Club Brooks United Methodist Choir and Brooks United Methodist Women.Holy Matrimony to her husband, Haywood, was a blessing that lasted 50 years until he was called home to be with the Lord in 2005. Eight sons and eight daughters were a part of this caring and loving union.Gloria was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and foster parent. For thirty years she opened her heart and home to over forty children. Gloria could chat and laugh easily with anyone, anywhere. She was well known and adored for her kindness, warmth, and willingness to lend a helping hand. Many family gatherings were held at her home. Her great-grandchildren and grandchildren entertained her with song, prayers, and scriptures.Gloria was a collector of antiques, specialty toys and dolls. The dolls she collected included: First Ladies, Character, Porcelain, and other types. She also enjoyed reading, gardening, shopping, and baking. Gloria enjoyed traveling and visiting family and friends. She spent many Saturdays at yard sales.On a rotating basis Gloria hosted many club events including Pokeno. After the club meetings, the members looked forward to extravagant meals and desserts. The fellowship lasted for hours.Gloria survived being a stroke victim for over 20 years. This illness did not prevent her from attending church, cooking, traveling, and taking care of family members and friends.She was always willing to help those in need and she never turned anyone down Gloria leaves to cherish her memories, eight sons; Haywood Jr. (Marie), Maurice (Tina), Ronnie (Betty), Pennard (Carolyn), Bryan (Traci), Reco, Leo, nephew/son, and Glen (Pat), nephew/ son. Seven daughters; Lucy, Stacy, Rayseen (Guy), Johnnae, Annalita (Gene), Aptlena (Robert), and Ora (Ken) niece/ daughter. Twenty grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren. Brother-in-laws; Blondell Mason and Ernest Reynolds; two god-daughters; Ephonia Wills and Robin Brown, special lifetime friends; Ethel Adams, Charlotte Jones, Thelma Johnson, Beatrice Washington, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and countless friends.

Cemetery:

Southern Memorial Gardens 10155 Ward Road Dunkirk, MD 20754 (map/driving directions)

Visitation:

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Brooks UM Church 5550 Mackall Road St. Leonard, MD 20685 on Thursday, August 12, 2010 (map/driving directions) 10:00 am to 11:00 am at Brooks UM Church 5550 Mackall Road St. Leonard, MD 20685 on Friday, August 13, 2010 (map/driving directions)

Service:

11:00 am at Brooks UM Church 5550 Mackall Road St. Leonard, MD 20685 on Friday, August 13, 2010 (map/driving directions)

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