Gloria Jean Dancy Martin, 72, of Statesville, NC passed away December 7, 2019 at her residence.
Born January 30, 1947 in Wilkes County, NC she was the daughter of the late Carr and Flossie Souther Dancy. Gloria graduated from Wilkes Central High School class of 1965 and Davis School of Nursing 1969 and married Johnny September 13, 1969. She retired from Davis Hospital in 1994 with 28 years of dedicated service as a RN. Gloria was a member of South River Baptist Church and a member of the Corner Stone Sunday School Class. Her hobbies included reading and organizing family albums.
In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by 6 brothers: Pressly Dancy, Clate Dancy, Buck Dancy, Isaham Dancy, William Dancy, Elmore Dancy; 2 sisters: Pearl Myers and Queenie Dancy.
Gloria is survived by her husband of 50 years, Johnny Preston Martin, of the home; two sons: Daryl P. Martin and wife Kristen, Howard D. Martin and wife Julie; 4 grandchildren: Lily Martin, John Martin, Sarah Martin and James Martin all of Statesville, NC; a brother-in-law, David Martin and wife Joyce of Statesville; 3 sister’s-in-law: Brenda Martin of Statesville, Rose Marie Dancy of Charlotte, Pauline Dancy of Mt. City, TN; and a number of nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 11:00 AM at South River Baptist Church with the Dr. Chris Thompson and Rev William Wease officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 10:00 to 11:00 AM at the church.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to South River Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 2659 S Chipley Ford Rd., Statesville, NC 28625.
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South River Baptist Church
2659 S Chipley Ford Rd, Statesville NC 28625