Funeral services for Gloria D. Smith, 80, of Rosharon, will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, September 2, 2022 at East Sunnyside Church of God of Prophecy, 4610 Sunflower, Houston, TX with Bishop Dwight Robinson officiating and Bishop Darryl Clark eulogizing. Burial will follow at Houston Memorial Gardens in Pearland.
Gloria passed away at her residence in Rosharon on August 25, 2022.
Gloria was the Valedictorian of the graduating class of 1959 at R. O'Hara Lanier High School. She also, graduated from Texas Southern University, Houston with a degree in Dietetics. She was a 50 year member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Gloria enjoyed shopping, traveling, cooking and spending time with family.
Gloria was preceded in death by her husband, John Smith; parents, M.T. Harper and Frances Harper White; brothers, Willie Harper and Otis Harper; aunts, Eunice Scott, Otha Amboree, Johnnie Mae Haynes and Mildred Mathews; nephew, Kirk Harper; niece, Michelle Thomas and grandparents, John Henry and Susie Hadden.
She leaves to cherish her memories her children, John K. Smith (Debra) of Las Vegas, NV and Kimberly D. Smith of Houston; sisters, Carolyn Johnson (Charles, Sr.) of Freeport and Linda Allen of Freeport; sister-in-law, Elaine Hawkins of Houston; niece loved as a grandchild, Kendyl Allen of Freeport; nephews, Albert W. Hawkins (Tami), Sugarland; Sean Hawkins, Houston; Michael T. Allen, Manvel; Charles R. Johnson, Jr., Houston; nieces, Michelle Allen-Johnston (Kevin), Rosharon and Ginger Harper of Friendswood; best friends, Faye Hayes of Houston, Kathy Curtis of Houston, Olatha Leggett of Tampa, FL and Willie B. Davis of Missouri City and a host of nieces, nephews, friends and relatives.
Active pallbearers are Elijah Hawkins, Myles Hawkins, Charles R. Johnson, III, Curtis Young, Jr., Rudel Rymer, Alan Robinson and Da’lin Callis.
A wake will be Thursday, September 1, 2022 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Dixon Funeral Home – Angleton.
Due to the COVID-19 Virus, everyone must wear a mask and practice social distancing.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to St. Jude’s Research Center, P.O. Box 50, Memphis, TN 38101 and East Sunnyside Church of God of Prophecy-Nehemiah Project, 4610 Sunflower, Houston, TX, 77051.
Final arrangements entrusted to Dixon Funeral Home of Angleton at (979) 849-8800.