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March 4, 1958 September 30, 2006
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Sister Gloria Ann Dortch was born March 4, 1958 to the late Pete Thomas, Sr. and Pastor Queen E. Thomas. Gloria was educated in the Public Schools of Citrus County. Her latest job was held at Citrus Memorial Hospital where she was an excellent Certified Nurse Assistant. She has also been a Home Health Nurse Assistant for many years. Gloria’s other credits include, being a licensed foster care member, Florida State Usher of the Atlantic Diocese Church of the Living God, Temple of Zion Church of the Living God—Treasurer and Musician.   To precede her in death was her father Pete Thomas, Sr., grandmother, Bishop Leola Graham, mother-in-law Luvenia Dortch, and nephew, Frederick Cohen, Jr.   She leaves to cherish her memories a loving and devoted husband Nathan Dortch; three daughters, Kissimmee and husband Anthony Vaughan, Melissa and husband Parish Baker and Andrea Monique Dortch; son, Jarvis Dortch; grandchild, Sa’Myla Baker; Mother, Pastor Queen E. Thomas; three sisters, Rev. Belinda F. Cohen, Leola and husband Jim Kitchens and Melissa Bias; brother, Pete Thomas, Jr., godchildren, Gloria McKinnon, Jason Jackson and Geogio Chapman; three uncles, Bishop Samuel and wife Barbara Graham, Pastor Charles and wife Naomi Graham, Pastor Thomas and wife Barbara Graham; three aunts, Thelma and husband Varbert Buchanan, Norma Jean Graham, and Edwina Graham; great aunt Bernice Fells; two great uncles, Samuel Hemmingway and Homer Hemmingway; three nieces La Kayla Bias, Michelle Cohen and Fredericka Cohen; five nephews, Jonathan Black, Jonathan Black, Jr., John Bias, Jr., Isaiah Kitchens and Frederick Cohen III. A host of cousins, family and friends. Special friends, Rose McKinnon, Willis Mandy and Debbie Leigh.    Viewing:     Friday, October 6, 2006 ~ 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. ~ Grace Temple Church of the Living God ~ Floral City, FLService:     Saturday, October 7, 2006 ~ 11:00 a.m. ~ Vineyard Christian Fellowship ~960 South U.S. Hwy 41 ~ Inverness, Florida ~  Bishop Delores Ward ~ EulogistBishop Samuel Graham ~ PresidingInterment: Floral City Community Cemetery ~ Floral City, FL
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