Gloria Joyce Wilson, 82, a native of Spanish Fort, Alabama, and a resident of St. Francisville, Louisiana, passed away on Tuesday, May 24, 2022.
Gloria was born on January 10, 1940, to Andrew Cecil and Elizabeth Grace Smith in Artesia, Mississippi. She grew up in Spanish Fort attending school in Daphne and Fairhope, Alabama. She met Russell Wilson and they wed on September 11, 1956, and were blessed with four children, David, Steve, Todd, and Cara. When Gloria had her children, she decided to dedicate her life to being a wonderful and loving mother. Gloria taught Sunday school, vacation bible school, chaperoned field trips, and attended every baseball/softball game and school function. She loved her children immensely and was ever the doting grandmother and great grandmother. Later after her children were grown, she went to work with at K&B Drug Store, Westminster Village, and Bergen Brunswig Pharmaceuticals. She was a member of Loxley Methodist Church in Loxley, Alabama. We will miss her greatly.
Gloria is preceded in death by her mother, Elizabeth Grace Smith (August 1995), father, Andrew Cecil Smith (April 1996), sister Glenda Cheryl Smith (February 2008), and brother, Cecile Eugene Smith (November 2008).
She is survived by her children, David Wilson (Kathy) Newport, NC, Steve Wilson (Gina) Daphne, AL, Todd Wilson (Alicia) Daphne, AL, and Cara Wilson (DWayne) St. Francisville, LA; grandchildren, Trenton Wilson of Cedar Point, NC, Taylor Wilson of Raleigh, NC, Jamie Boles, of Keller, TX, Jordan Wilson, of Iwo Kuni, Japan, Zach Harper of Daphne, AL, Robert Jernudd of Daphne, AL, Jared Wilson of Daphne, AL, and Brody Wilson of Fort Bragg Fayetteville, NC; great-grandchildren, Felicity Wilson, Emerson Wilson, Rylee Paige Wilson and Lula Jane Wilson; and one sister, Grace Nelson.
A graveside service will be held on Friday, May 27, 2022, at Memory Gardens of Fairhope, 19250 South Greeno Road, Fairhope, Alabama, at 11:00 a.m.
Expressions of condolence for the family may be made at www.hughesfh.com. Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road, Daphne, AL, is assisting the family.
We only met Gloria once at our daughter Susan’s wedding to her grandson Taylor, but it was clear she was a lovely, gracious, and sweet lady. We are so sorry for your loss but know that you all take comfort in knowing she is now at peace.
I am so sorry for the loss of Gloria. I grew up in Spanish Fort – Daphne area and worked at K&B Drugs with her. She was so sweet and I loved working with her. Prayers for peace and comfort.
Worked with Ms Gloria at K&B for some years. She was always a sweet and nice lady. Prayers for you all.