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Gloria Johnson Sangster


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Gloria Johnson Sangster

Decatur, IL

Gloria Johnson Sangster, the daughter of the late Pearl and Gilbert Johnson, Sr., was born February 20, 1924, in Brownsville, TN. A former 45 year resident of Decatur, IL, Ms. Sangster passed away peacefully on April 4, 2017 while living with her grandson James Otis Swift III and his family in Temecula, California. Special thanks to caregivers Kim Swift and Maxine Swift.

She was preceded in death by her former husband, Rev. Otis A. Sangster, Sr., and son, Lawrence C. Sangster. She will now join sisters Leslie Green, Fannie Cook, Margaret Crump and Minnie Ligon; brothers, Robert Taylor, Gilbert Jr., Howard, Armex, Emanuel and Melvin Johnson; and stepmother, Arizona Johnson and Sister-in-law, Bettye Stewart in eternal life.

She will be lovingly remembered by her four children: Otis A. Sangster, Jr. (Maureen) Rockville, MD; Gracie Maxine Swift, Torrance, CA; Phyllis Marie Roberts (Jerry), West Orange, New Jersey; Gloria Joyce Sangster-Fort (Lewis) Nesbit, MS.

Her memories will be cherished by her surviving sisters Survirn J. Webb and Hazel Hooker, both of Memphis, TN; she also leaves 11 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. She will also be missed dearly by her loving nieces: Doris Ligon (James T.), Fannie Mae Slaughter (Carl), Susie Cook; Mildred Starks, Amanda Beasley, Ardelia Riley, Kaye Frances Welch and Betty Frances Cox. Nephews, Willie Green, Charles, Billy, Clifton and Norfleet Ligon, and her many other nieces, nephews, and great, great nieces, and great, great nephews.

She loved cooking Southern-home-style food along with delicious cakes and pies for family and friends, while dishing out endless advice. We can all smile when the angels have their first slice of her lemon pudding cake. Most importantly, she was at Peace with the Lord.



Funeral Services was held at Trinity C.M.E. Church in Decatur, IL Interment at Memorial Park Cemetery in Memphis, TN

Walker Funeral Service, Decatur, Illinois

was in charge of arrangements
Published in The Commercial Appeal on Apr. 16, 2017
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