Gloria Annette Grant was born on September 16, 1959, to Gloria Dean Turner and Charles Edward Grant. At 58 years old, she was called home to sweet and eternal rest on May 10, 2018.
Growing up on Clodus Fields was an important life memory for Gloria because she was surrounded by her older three siblings and a host of uncles, aunts, cousins, and lifelong friends. Gloria attended Hamilton Park School and graduated from Richardson High School in 1978. She briefly attended North Texas State University before embarking upon a decadelong career at MCI in engineering. Gloria ultimately continued her college education, obtaining an Associate of Arts and Sciences degree from Richland College and a Bachelor of Science degree from Amberton University.
In 1984, Gloria had one child with her then-husband, Donnie Peoples (deceased) – Eunice Dionne Peoples. Gloria cherished raising her daughter and loved all of the joys and challenges that came with doing so.
Gloria loved young people, so it was only natural that she ultimately pursued her life’s passion and became a middle school classroom teacher at Uplift Peak Preparatory. After some time, Gloria determined that she had a passion for counseling those affected by substance abuse. Motivated by her own experiences, Gloria earned her Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC) and Certified Criminal Justice Professional (CCJP) certifications in Addiction Studies in 2017. Most recently, Gloria enjoyed serving as a drug and rehabilitation counselor for Step Med Drug Counseling in Dallas. Gloria was able to relate to her clients at STEP and share her own experiences as they went through the road to recovery.
Gloria accepted Christ at an early age and established herself early on as a songbird. She loved to sing and had many opportunities to do so as her mother accompanied her on the piano and organ. Gloria was a devoted member of St. Paul A.M.E. White Rock Church where she faithfully sang in the choir. Later in life, she joined Hamilton Park United Methodist Church and enjoyed singing in the choir.
Fond of her family, Gloria would give anything for their wellbeing. A devoted daughter, she assisted her parents in their later years. After the sudden death of her mother, Gloria provided great love, care, and attention to her father until he passed on to join his life partner. Gloria continued to hold each of them in her heart and missed them both dearly. She is now reunited with her loving parents.
Gloria’s care extended beyond her parents, as she was lovingly devoted to her two grandsons and her nieces, nephews, and cousins – all of whom affectionately called her “GG.”
Gloria was predeceased by her parents; three siblings - Stephen Don Lewis, Dennye Elise Grant Mills, and Barney Kevin Grant; and nephew, Stephen Demond Mills.
Those left to cherish precious memories include her daughter, Eunice Dionne Peoples; grandsons, Deon Antony Moore and Elijah Grant Peoples; beloved niece who she often referred to as her “little sis”, Andrea MeShonn Evans Brown (Clarence); sister-in-love, Deborah Ann Lewis; nieces, Stephanie Ann Lewis and Kiah Marie Lewis Wesson (Roylins); nephew, Charles Dean Mills; and a host of loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Education for Gloria Grant's Grandsons - Deon & Elijah