Gloria Jean Davis, of South Bend, IN, received her wings on Tuesday, October 13th, 2020. She went home to be with the Lord comfortably at home, surrounded by her family.
Gloria was born on August 20, 1962 to the union of the late Willie and Mazon Davis in Newark, New Jersey. Gloria was affectionately known to some as “Hassana/Glo Jeezy/Ma Dukes.” She graduated from West Side High School, NJ. Gloria was a passionate caregiver. She loved taking care of others such as her mother as well as her sister Patricia, who precedes her in death, and her brother Keith Davis. Gloria was also the guardian of her three (3) nephews whom she’d taken in as sons and loved dearly (Kareem, Jihad, Rahman Davis). Her passion led her to Cardinal Nursing Facility, where she served twenty (20) years in healthcare and as a dietitian.
She had a contagious spirit that was very loving, warm, and welcoming. Gloria never missed an opportunity to express genuine love for the people she cared about. She attracted people from all different walks of life. She was perhaps most well-known for bringing people together, entertaining by dancing, singing, cooking, and hosting family gatherings. Gloria gave her life to Christ at an early age; she loved and feared The Lord. She fought a courageous fight without ever losing faith, always keeping God first and giving him praise. Every day was truly a new day in Gloria’s life.
Preceding her in death were her mother and father Mazon and Willie Davis; brothers Walter Brown, Kenneth Thomas, Lee Thomas, Terry Thomas, Dennis Davis, Glenn Davis, Gregory Davis, Ronald Davis; sister Patricia Davis; and the father of her children Anthony Fowler.
Left with decades of fond and colorful memories are three (3) brothers: Gary Davis, Daryl Davis (of Newark, NJ) and Keith Davis; as well as two (2) brothers-in-law: Reverend Antoine Fowler and James Fowler (of South Bend, IN); three (3) sisters: Denise Davis, Sheila Cobbs and Shirley Smith (of Newark, NJ); and one (1) sister-in-law: Carolyn Fowler.
Gloria leaves to cherish her memory three (3) daughters: Kareemah Fowler, Faheemah Fowler, and Raven Anderson and son Franco Biffle Sr. She relished her role as grandma to eight (8) grandchildren: Kashlin Biffle, Franco Biffle, Jr., Darren Mallett, Najirah Anderson, Darrion Mallett, Dariyah Mallett, Darri’elle Mallett and TaRico Fowler; close friends: the Freeman Family (William), Ellis Family (Martha), Walker Family (Debbie), Farmer Family (Marsha) and Coleman Family (Nettie); as well as a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins whom she truly loved.
Services for Ms. Gloria Davis will be held Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 12:00 pm at Mt. Carmel Missionary Baptist Church, 1620 S. St. Joseph St., South Bend, IN 46613. Friends may call on the family one hour prior to the service at the church.
Palmer Funeral Homes – River Park Chapel are assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.palmerfuneralhomes.com
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