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Ms. Gloria Yvonne Ruffin, of 616 Magnolia Farms Drive, Petersburg, Va., departed this life on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at her residence.

She was a native of Petersburg, Va., and the daughter of the late James and Constance Walker Ruffin. She was a graduate of Petersburg High School, Class of 1975. She was employed as a home health aide for various companies throughout the Tri-City area. She attended Mt. Olivet Baptist Church in Petersburg, Va.

She leaves to cherish her memory, companion, Linwood G. Wilson of the home; daughter, Tomeka Ruffin of Bronx, N.Y.; son, Dominique Ruffin of Newport News, Va.; granddaughter, Raigan Ruffin of Hampton, Va.; sister, Kim Ruffin-Allen of Petersburg, Va.; a niece, Latasha Ruffin of Petersburg, Va.; and a host of other relatives and friends, amongst them devoted, Evon Briggs and Irene Price.

Services for Ms. Gloria Y. Ruffin will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, at the Chapel of J.M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment Inc., 102 South Ave., Petersburg, Va.; the Rev. Dr. Wesley K. McLaughlin, pastor of Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, Petersburg, Va. Interment to follow at Wilkerson Memorial Cemetery.

Family members and friends are invited to pay final tribute to Ms. Ruffin and watch the funeral services live online at

Funeral arrangements entrusted to the staff of J.M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment Inc., 102 South Ave., Petersburg, Va., 804-732-8911,
Published in The Progress-Index from July 30 to Aug. 5, 2014
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