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Gloria J Henry June 28, 1939 - February 24, 2024

Service Details

March 6, 2024 at 11:00 AM
The Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist
1000 Bethune Drive, Orlando, FL 32805

Visitation Information

March 5, 2024 at 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
The Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist
1000 Bethune Drive, Orlando, FL 32805

On Saturday, February 24, 2024, Gloria Anita Henry transitioned from this life to her eternal rest, in Orlando, Florida, at the age of 84. She was born on June 28, 1939, in Orlando, Florida. She was the daughter of the late Odell Sr. and Evelyn Johnson.

Gloria was an amazing woman who was loved by everyone. Her infectious smile could brighten any room. She was known for her sense of humor, strong will, and love for shopping at Costco. Gloria cherished spending time with her family and close friends, finding her greatest joy with her daughter Tara and her husband Leroy.

Gloria leaves to forever cherish, her husband Leroy Henry of 62 years, daughter Tara Lanita Henry, sister Juanita Humphries, brother Odell Johnson Jr. (Helen), goddaughter Sarita Lynn Johnson, the Henson, Humphries, Johnson, Meuse and Mitchell families and a host of loving nieces, nephews, and cousins too numerous to name.

Gloria attended Jones High School, graduating in the Class of 1957, and went on to earn a bachelor’s degree from Saint Augustine’s University in 1961 in Raleigh, NC., and a master's degree from Rollins College in Winter Park, FL., in 1974.

She dedicated 41 years of her life to Orange County Public Schools as an Elementary School teacher, starting at Holden Street Elementary School 1961-62, Eccleston Elementary School  1962-1972, and Cheney Elementary School from 1972 until her retirement in 2002.

Gloria was a devoted and loyal member of The Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist where she served as the Chairperson of the United Thanks Offering, Episcopal Church Women, Vacation Bible School teacher, and on the Hospitality Committee.

Gloria was an esteemed member of her beloved Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated for 65 years being recognized as a Golden Soror. On November 20,1958, she was initiated in the Gamma Xi Chapter which is located on the campus of Saint Augustine’s University Raleigh, NC. She was loved by her Sorors and served the community faithfully as an active member of the Orlando Chapter - Delta Omicron Omega 1962- 2024.

Rest in peace, dear Gloria, we will cherish your legacy of love and laughter forever.

The Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist
March 6, 2024 - 11:00 AM
1000 Bethune Drive, Orlando, FL 32805

The Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist
March 5, 2024 - 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
1000 Bethune Drive, Orlando, FL 32805

Greenwood Cemetery
1604 Greenwood Cemetery Road, Orlando, Florida 32801


  1. REPLY
    Philip McKinney says

    Gloria will ALWAYS be special to my heart. We taught at Cheney during the mid 70’s. Blessings on her family during this difficult time. RIP my. Dear, dear precious friend.
    Philip McKinney

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    Raymond,JoAnn & Kimla Johnson says

    Gloria, we will miss your honesty and humor :). Blessings to the family you leave behind, Juanita, Odell Jr., Leroy and Tara, accept our dearest condolences and love.

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    Kim Winston-Holloway says

    Momma Gloria-All the times I visited Orlando to see Tara, you always treated like your own daughter. You always opened your home to me when I visited and your kindness will never be forgotten. RIP

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