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Gloria Jean Martin

February 22, 1947 - May 11, 2021

Gloria Jean Martin, 75, of Lynchburg, Virginia went to her Heavenly home Friday, May 11, 2021 at Lynchburg General Hospital. She was the devoted wife of Gregory Lon Martin for 52 years.

Born in Portsmouth, Ohio, Gloria was preceded in death by her parents, Augustus Owlsley Womack and Faye Bernice Montgomery Womack; and her daughter, Thanea Ann Kelly.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Gregory; son-in-law, Warren Kelly; grandson, Ian Kelly; and granddaughter, Montgomery Kelly.

She was a member of Pleasant View Baptist Church where over the years she played piano, organ, keyboard, and led the choir. She also led in several mission areas such as Acteens and various outreach projects.

A celebration of Gloria’s life will be held at Pleasant View Baptist Church on Monday May 17, 2021 at 2:00 PM with Pastor Rick Ewing officiating. Interment will follow at Virginia Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the celebration at the church.

Memorial contributions in honor of Gloria may be made to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family.

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Burial Date May 17, 2021

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Dear Greg & family, I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of Gloria! She was a sweet person & I’m sure she’ll be greatly missed. Praying for all of you during this difficult time. It’s not goodbye but it’s “see you later”. Prayers, Your classmate, Donna Humphrey Workman

Posted by Donna Humphrey Workman on May 15, 2021

God bless and keep this family during this time of loss. Aunt Gloria will be missed.

Posted by Mary Martin O’Bryan & family on May 15, 2021

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