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    Thursday, October 08 2020
    Gloria Jean Bridgforth

    Posted by: Clarke and Staples Funeral Homes AT 07:25 pm   |  Permalink   |  8 Comments  |  Email
    I am so sorry for your loss. She was the best choir director we ever had!! I enjoyed singing for her.
    Posted by Susie Wolf on 10/08/2020 - 09:07 PM
    My sympathy is for her family. I love hearing her play the piano.
    Posted by Nancy Alder on 10/08/2020 - 10:42 PM
    Gloria was one of the sweetest ladies I have ever known. So sorry to hear of her death. Her boys are the same age as my children. Loved to hear her play the piano. She was the best. May God be with each member of her family in the months ahead without her. Love you all.
    Posted by Barbara Hudson on 10/09/2020 - 09:28 AM
    We were very fond of Gloria. She was a good person who loved her family and her pups. Sympathy to her family.
    Posted by Lewis and Debbie on 10/09/2020 - 09:54 AM
    Heaven has gained a wonderful musician and sweet, Christian lady. Our thoughts and prayers of sympathy are expressed to each member of the family. Most sincerely, Nancy & Everett
    Posted by Nancy & Everett Pennington on 10/09/2020 - 04:59 PM
    There are no words to convey all that this lady meant to me and my family. She was one of a kind and will never be forgotten.
    Posted by Melissa on 10/09/2020 - 09:49 PM
    Gloria meant so much to Victoria Baptist Church for the many years she played piano for our services and choir. She was such a delight to work with and got along so well with everyone! Her playing was heavenly and I am sure she is in heaven now playing those lovely songs for our Lord and Savior!
    Posted by Diane Clark on 10/12/2020 - 08:19 PM
    A dear person. So sorry we didn't stay in close contact. Always thought we'd have time to get together. So I'm sad about your passing. But I know you're in Heaven, playing upbeat on a piano and enjoying your Mom and Dad. Hugs and ❤️ Love. Joan
    Posted by Joan Eddleton on 10/28/2021 - 08:52 AM

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    Gloria Jean Bridgforth passed away in Westport Nursing Home & Rehabilitation Center on the morning of October 5th, 2020, at the age of 76. She was married for 10 years to Bernice Bridgforth of Kenbridge VA who passed away in 2009.  She will be greatly missed for her musical talent, unique sense of humor and immense care for others.  She is survived by her son, Perry Pernell, and his wife Mary and son, Courtney Pernell, and his wife Shannon. She is also survived by five grandchildren, Ashby, CJ, Bryant, William, and Meghan.  Due to the COVID pandemic, funeral services will be kept private and for immediate family only.  A memorial service honoring her life will be announced at a later dateIn lieu of flowers, those wishing to honor her life can make a donation in her name directly to the Humane Society.

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