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Gloria Mitchell age 73 passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer. She is predeceased by her parents Mary and Charles Gant and her brother Charles and two sisters Marilyn and Elizabeth.
Gloria is survived by her husband of 49 years, Napoleon Mitchell Jr. ("Mitch"), son Guy, grandson Giles, bothers Sam and Richard Gant. Gloria was close to her Uncle Oscar and several nieces, nephews, cousins, sister in-laws, daughter in law, other relatives and scores of friends.
On May 11, 1939 Gloria Gant the eldest of six siblings, was born in Newark, New Jersey. At a young age she and her family moved to East Harlem in New York City. She graduated from Central Commercial High School, where she met her future sister-in-law, Joan Mitchell. In the preceding several years she was employed at State Insurance Fund. In 1963 she married Mitch and shortly thereafter bore a son, Guy. While raising Guy she was employed as an Executive Secretary at P.S. 136 in Harlem, New York.
When she moved to Greenburgh, New York in 1977, she attended Westchester Community College while she continued her employment at P.S. 136 until her retirement in 1996. Gloria was a mentor for 20 years at the Lee Jackson School and as she was a member of the Senior Exercise Class at the Theodore Young Community Center for 25 years. Gloria joined the Chatterton Hill Church 30 years ago where she was an active member and a deacon.
Gloria was truly a caring and genuine person who put others first. She will be remembered for her beauty, style and above all her grace.
Wake/visitation Saturday, July 21, 2012 10:00-11:30AM, followed by Memorial Service at 11:30AM, all at Chatterton Hill Church, 85 Chatterton Ave., White Plains, NY 10606. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the church at the above address in her name.
Published in the The Journal News on July 19, 2012