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Gloria Brooks-Griffin

September 26, 2021

Obituary

Mrs. Gloria A. Brooks Griffin passed away on Sunday, September 26, 2021.  Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, October 16, 2021, 2:00 p.m. at Ray Williams Memorial Chapel, 301 N. Howard Avenue, Tampa, FL 33606 with Pastor Donald Lott, Officiating.  MASKS ARE REQUIRED.

"I've learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow… I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

The world lost a beloved Queen, Gloria battled Covid-19 but it never stopped her from fighting until her final moments in the hospital. Queen Gloria, was born in Tampa, FL on December 20, 1955. She always said she learned everything she knew from her own loving parents, Richard and Roberta Brooks.

 Gloria was preceded in death by: her husband, Robert; brother, Richard Jr. and parents, Richard and Roberta Brooks. 

 Gloria is survived by: her sisters and brother, Irma, Barbara and Franklin; best friend and God Daughter, Tonja; children, Terri, Robert Jr., Ramona, Redd and Tanesha; step-kids, Helen and Viola; 16 grands, Michael, Kenny, Sean (Destinee), Megan, Jacob, Robert III, Brandon, Jasmyne, Amour, Cindy, Kayden, Javon, Javares, Timajue, Lorenzo, and Dejuan; nieces, Nicki, Tiffany, Rameka, Gloria, Michelle P., Felicia and Melody; nephews, Frank Jr., Gregory, and Jonathan.

 "Gloria's selflessness didn't just show up after her diagnosis, she has been this way her whole life, putting others first and wanting to be her families and friends ROCK."

Visitation will be held on Friday, October 15, 2021, 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Ray Williams Memorial Chapel, 301 N. Howard Avenue, Tampa, FL 33606.  MASKS ARE REQUIRED.

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Services

Visitation
Friday
October 15, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Ray Williams Funeral Home
301 N. Howard Avenue
Tampa, FL 33606-1508

Funeral Service
Saturday
October 16, 2021

2:00 PM
Ray Williams Memorial Chapel
301 N. Howard Avenue
Tampa, FL

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