ODESSA Gloria Pittman Thompson, age 53, of Odessa, passed away Friday, October 18, 2013, after a long battle with breast cancer
She was a loving wife and mother. Gloria never met a stranger. She enjoyed life – lived hard and loved hard. She always put God first in everything.
Gloria was born in Columbia, MS, on June 15, 1960, to Wilbur Gene Pittman and Mazell (Woods) Pittman. She married Jimmy Wayne Thompson on September 11, 1993, in Odessa. She was a member of Grandview Church of God. Gloria had a full life and various interests. She worked as a bartender and an accountant. She was president of the Odessa Headstart, and rode with and was Secretary Treasurer for Ector County Sheriff's Posse, and was a Lioness of the Ector Lion's Club. An animal lover, she enjoyed barrel racing and roping and being around horses.
Those left to cherish her memory are her husband: Jimmy Wayne Thompson; three sons: Donald Ray Hodges, Jr., Brandon Carter, and Curtis Wayne Thompson; daughters: Misty Anderson and Dominique Hodges; sister: Lorie Ann Miles; seven grandchildren: Shawnda Weeks, Brandon Weeks, Cheyanne Anderson, Nathian Meadows, Jasmine Gameros, Tosha Thompson, and Ashley Thompson; two great-grandchildren; mother-in-law: Pat Thompson; son-in-law: Bruce Meadows of Odessa; sisters-in-law: Brenda Werner, Lynn Thompson, Linda Thompson, Gwen Thompson, and Sheila Thompson; brothers-in-law: Curtis Thompson and Gary Thompson; brother and sister-in-law: Mr. and Mrs. Tony Roberts; and fifty-two nieces and nephews, including two special nieces: Bridget Walley and Connie Pittman.
She is preceded in death by her parents: Wilbur and Mazell Pittman; brother: Wilbur Gene Pittman, Jr.; father-in-law: J.W. Thompson; brother-in-law: Wade Thompson; and stepmom: Jo Ann Pittman.
Funeral services will be at 2:00 PM October 23, 2013, at Acres West Funeral Chapel, officiated by Brother Charles Sheffield. Interment will follow at Peaceful Garden of Ector County Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel and condolences may be sent to the family online at acreswestfuneral.com.
Love always to my wife, my lover, my best friend and hero, your loving husband, Jimmy Thompson. Cowgirl up! Ride into the sky – Baby Girl!