Mrs. Gloria Pickens Gloria Pickens pic1

E. Stefan Morris

Obituary for Mrs. Gloria Pickens Gloria Pickens pic1

February 8, 1938
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December 18, 2020

Gloria Jean Pickens received her wings December 18, 2020 and departed this life at 10:45 pm at her home in Kansas City, Missouri.
She was born in Milo, Oklahoma, Carter County on February 8, 1938 to Odessa Brown and Stevenson Crawford.
Gloria, grew up in Milo Oklahoma and attended Roosevelt School. from there her life took another path and purpose as a dedicated and devoted wife and mother.
She married Kenneth Pickens, Sr. in 1960 in Kansas City, Missouri. They were a very committed and happily married for more than (60) sixty years even until their passing they are now again joined in the eyes of GOD.
Gloria, began working as a housekeeper at an early stage of her life at the Ambassador Hotel on 11th. and Grand in Downtown Kansas City, Missouri.
Later in life over coming handwork and achieving many goals, receiving numerous awards and certificates . She became the head of housekeeping of not one but several hotels throughout the metropolitan area such as the Marriott downtown as well as in Overland Park. where she retired.
After retirement she took a more active interest in her home and family, taking care of her children and most especially her beloved grandchildren, supporting her husband by being close to family and home.
Gloria is preceded in death by her parents, husband Kenneth Pickens Sr., two sons Kenneth Pickens, Jr. and Allen W. Pickens, two sisters flora Mae West and Annetta Jones, grandmother Hattie Means and grandfathers A.B. Brown.
She is survived by two daughters Ceola Charles and Sheryl D. Pickens; four sons curtis R. Brown(Deborah), Herman Brown(Rosa), Shawn Pickens and Tommy McMath(Cassandra); and a grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; seven brothers Obigene Murray(sally), Clifton Jackson(Tammy), Glennon Pickens(Nadine), donald R. Stevenson, Lindsey Stevenson, Willie C. Stevenson and Gary L. Stevenson; a host of neices, nephews, relatives and friends.

Visitation Details

Date and Time:

Monday, December 28, 2020 at 9:00 AM

Location:

Second Missionary Baptist Church

5111 Harry S Truman Dr, Grandview, MO 64030

Service Details

Date and Time:

Monday, December 28, 2020 at
11:00 AM

Location:

Second Missionary Baptist Church

5111 Harry S Truman Dr, Grandview, MO 64030

Interment Details

Interment Type: Cemetery

Leavenworth National Cemetery

150 Muncie Rd. Leavenworth, Kansas 66101

Professional Services Entrusted to Elite Funeral Chapel 11525 Blue Ridge Blvd. Kansas City, MO. 64134. Tel: (816) 765-0141 Fax (816) 765-5500