Gloria Ann James (Roberson) began her journey on this earth October 26th 1940. That earthly journey ended on December 5th 2020 and a new one began. One where she will again be with her beloved mother, Louise, her sister, Minnie Lee, nephews and nieces, cousins and friends who have gone on before her. Most importantly, a journey with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Mourning her loss here are relatives and friends too numerous to name. There are five people feeling that loss so profoundly. Five people she considered her greatest accomplishment and gifts from God. They are her children, Sam Amos Jr. (Charmain), Paul Leon (Diane), Debra Lee Haynes (Curtis), Melissa Jean Earnest (Tim), and Sandra Louise Dahadha (Haytham). To these five she dedicated her whole life and set about showing them an example of a virtuous woman: “She also rises while it is yet night, and provides food for her household. And her light does not go out at night. She extends her hand to the poor, yes she reaches out her hand to the needy. She opens her mouth with wisdom, and on her tongue is the law of kindness. She watches over the ways of her household, and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children rise up and call her blessed. Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing, but a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised.” Last but by no means least feeling this loss are her grandchildren, Christopher, Brooke and Lacey. The last two gifted Gloria with great grandchildren, Jayden and Amayah. And 3 “adopted” children, Rita, Bebe, and Beverly.

One of the greatest compliments we children received was from an aide who tended our mother while she was in the nursing home. She said that having met and tended your mother, I can now say that I have truly met a woman of God.

Her family would like to take this time to thank everyone for the words and deeds of comfort that have been extended to us during this time. They are greatly appreciated. Due to the circumstances of this pandemic, there will be no public services. A private time will be set aside for immediate family with interment to follow at Earlham Cemetery.

Gloria loved flowers and wanted them while she was living so that she could see and enjoy them. So in lieu of flowers, please give donations to charities and churches that are helping those in need during these trying times.

“From the family of Gloria Roberson to everyone who reads this, may you know the peace of God.”