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Minister Gloria Jean (Thomas) Donley

February 11, 1954 ~ October 31, 2021 (age 67)


Rev. Gloria Jean Donley

Memorial services for Rev. Gloria Jean Donley, 67, of West Columbia formerly of Brazoria will be Saturday, November 13, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at First Missionary Baptist Church in West Columbia with Pastor C.E. Richardson, Jr. officiating.

Rev. Gloria was born on February 11, 1954 to Delores Diggs and Leon Thomas Jr. in New Gulf, Texas.

She was a faithful & dedicated member of First Missionary Baptist Church where she served as a Minister under the leadership of Pastors C.E. & Angeline Richardson. Rev. Gloria loved & supported her Pastoral family faithfully. She was also a dedicated member of Walk in Victory Women’s Ministry under the leadership of Co-Pastor Angeline Richardson. She also served in the Body of Christ Christian Believers Convention, Intl. Bishop C. E. Richardson, Sr., Presiding Bishop in the Crisis Intervention Department under the direction of Pastor Larry Brooks.  Her greatest joy was feeding the soul through evangelizing and bringing new souls to Christ. She was also pretty good at feeding the body. Friends, family, and customers loved her cooking and her catering. She enjoyed listening to gospel music, stage plays and a good movie. She took great pride in mentoring young women from several generations. She loved spending quality time with her family and friends, whether that was on road trips, fishing or just laughing together, Rev. Gloria made time for fellowship.

She was a very kind, special and loving mother who always wore a mischievous smile. Her kind and gentle spirit will be missed by all who knew and loved her. She was also the friendliest and most generous person who never met a stranger.  

Rev. Gloria passed away on Sunday, October 31, 2021 at Sweeny Community Hospital in Sweeny, Texas. Preceding her in death are her father, Leon Thomas Jr., her adoptive parents, Rosco Russell Krause and Asaline Payne Krause.

She leaves to cherish her loving memory; dedicated and devoted husband, Minister Leroy Donley, Sr., West Columbia; sons, Russell Farris, Brazoria, and Christopher Campbell (Chanta) both of Brazoria and Galen Campbell (Meri Cay), Fort Smith, Arkansas; daughter, Cassandra “Traci” Thomas, Austin; step-children, Leroy Donley, Sr. and Debra Griffin; brother, Larry Thomas (Sheila); sisters, Robin Fisher (Will), Houston and Doris Jean Crawford, Pearland; Mother; Delores Diggs Ford; God daughters, Clamika Smith and Christian Simon; 16 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; special friends; Co-Pastor Angeline Richardson, Elizabeth Bonner and Co-Pastor Thelma Mack;  and a host of other relatives and friends.

Due to the COVID-19 Virus, everyone must wear a mask and practice social distancing.

Final arrangements entrusted to Dixon Funeral Home of Brazoria at (979) 798-9113.        

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Memorial Service
November 13, 2021

11:00 AM
First Missionary Baptist Church -West Columbia
146 S 18th Street
West Columbia, TX 77486

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