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Gloria J. Sutton
April 9, 1941 - March 4, 2023
After a year of struggling with health complications, Gloria Sutton passed away peacefully Saturday, March 4, 2023. Gloria was born in Mobile on April 9, 1941, the first child of Mary Celess Dixon Willard and Himon Jesse Willard, Sr. She was predeceased by her parents, her husband Robert E. Sutton and her brother, Himon Jesse Willard, Jr.
Gloria was a devoted wife, as well as a wonderful mother, and a loving 'GG' (grandmother and great-grandmother). Known for her kind and sociable spirit, Gloria will be missed by all who knew her. And all of us will never forget her laugh . . . she brought joy to so many.
Left to mourn and remember Gloria are two loving children, William R. Sutton (Nancy) and Natalie S. Smith (Michael); four wonderful grandchildren, Justin Sutton (Crystal), Chelsea S. Baldwin (Aaron), Zack Sutton, and Lindsey S. DuBose (Bradley); and her eight adoring (and adored) great-grandchildren, Conner Sutton, Easton Sutton, Liam Sutton, Wilder Sutton, Crete Baldwin, Mattie Baldwin, Bowen DuBose, and Lillie DuBose.
In addition, Gloria is survived by siblings Diane Willard Umbarger, Paulette Willard Thomas, Darrell Willard, Melba Willard Rehm, Nancy Willard Emrich along with many special nieces, nephews, and in-laws.
Visitation and services will be held at Mobile Memorial Gardens on Thursday, March 9th. Visitation will begin for the family at 10:30AM followed by open visitation at 11AM. The Service will begin 12 noon followed immediately with Interment.
Pallbearers are Justin Sutton, Zack Sutton, Aaron Baldwin, Bradley DuBose, Aaron Baldwin, Gary Rehm,Jr, Chad Umbarger
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations in Gloria's name to Christ United Methodist Church, 6101 Grelot Road, Mobile, AL 36609.