Gloria Jean Eidson McIntire (SHINNSTON, W. Va.)

SHINNSTON, W. Va. - After losing a long, hard battle to cancer, Gloria Jean Eidson McIntire, loving mother and wife of 47 years, went home to be with the Lord at the age of 66, on Saturday April 23, 2011 at the United Hospital Center in Bridgeport, with her loving family by her side. Gloria lived in Shinnston, West Virginia. She was born on December 14, 1944 in Augusta, Georgia, a daughter of the late Milton Abraham Eidson and Jerushia Williams Eidson. Gloria is survived by her loving husband Stanley McIntire, and their 3 children, Stanley McIntire, Jr. and his wife Tish of Harlem GA; Lloyd Wyman McIntire and his wife Sheila of GA; and J. Wanda Taylor and her husband Jeff of Warner Robins GA. Also surviving are Gloria's 10 grandchildren, David McIntire, Andrew McIntire, Marissa Taylor, Matthew McIntire, Zach McIntire, Nikki Taylor, Ashlea McIntire, Mikey McIntire, Ariel McIntire(s)and(s)Marra Beth McIntire, former daughter-in-law Karen Corder, her siblings Zola Maddox, Lillie Sexton, and Tyler Lloyd Eidson. In addition to her parents Gloria was preceded in death by her brothers Davis I. Eidson; Edwin T. Eidson; Milton Abraham Eidson Jr.; Hunter L. Eidson; Wyman Eidson; her sister J. Margaret Jennings. She was a former beautician, who was known for her famous southern cooking, who had a laughter that was contagious and a smile that brightened up the room. Gloria was a member of the Shinnston Church of the Nazarene and Shinnston Senior Citizens. Gloria was a loving Nanny to not only her family, but to everyone that met her. She was devoted to her family and will be truly missed. Friends may call at the Harmer Funeral Home, 300 Pike Street Shinnston on Wednesday from 4-9 PM. Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home on Thursday at 11:00 am with Pastor Tim Bess officiating. Following services a memorial service will be held at Marks Baptist Church in Augusta, GA on May 4, 2011 at 11:00 am. In memory of Gloria, in lieu of flowers, please make a charitable contribution to The American Cancer Society or Shinnston Church of the Nazarene for Compassionate Ministries.

The Augusta Chronicle-May 3, 2011