Gloria Owens


Gloria Jean Owens Hester, “Glo”, was born Sunday November 14, 1954 to the Nellie White Fletcher and Willie G. Owens in Mansfield (Richland County), Ohio and lived in Mansfield for the past 63 years.

Gloria truly lived her life to the fullest, she enjoyed playing softball, gospel music, cooking and bingo and playing with her grandchildren. Gloria also found refuge in taking care of all her beautiful plants and helping others in need.

Gloria was preceded in death by mother, Nellie White Fletcher; sisters, Dorothy Fletcher Haliburton and Joan Fletcher Marsh; brother, James William Fletcher; and son, Montay Owens Sr.

Gloria is survived by, father, Willie G. (Almeida) Owens of Meridian, Mississippi; son, Burton L. (Nikki) Hester Jr. of Columbus, Ohio; twelve grandchildren and ten great grandchildren; sisters, Rosie Fletcher Smith, Dorothy Latimore, Christine Owens Taylor all of Mansfield, Ohio, Geraldine Owens Hall of Montgomery, Alabama, and Bobby Orr of Chicago, Illinois; brother, Curly Mixon of Elgin, Illinois; special niece, Regina Dixon of Mansfield, Ohio; bestfriend, Loretta Norris of Mansfield, Ohio; goddaughter, Tilvada Norris of Columbus, Ohio; and a host of nieces, nephews, relative, and friends.

Visitation 10:00am and Funeral 11:00am Friday, January 17, 2020 at Oasis of Love, 190 Chester Ave.

Interment at Mansfield Cemetery Association.

Condolence Messages

  1. Glory,(Glo) I will miss you but I have many memories from our teenage days some good, and crazy. I know that you are in a better place, no more worries just Rest. A few months ago when I spoke with you we shared how much we love each other. My Sister Rest in Peace and know your Family Loves you.

    your Sister Bobbie Orr

  2. Corrice L Davis

    The Beatitudes
    He said:

    3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit,
    for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
    4 Blessed are those who mourn,
    for they will be comforted.
    5 Blessed are the meek,
    for they will inherit the earth.
    6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
    for they will be filled.
    7 Blessed are the merciful,
    for they will be shown mercy.
    8 Blessed are the pure in heart,
    for they will see God.
    9 Blessed are the peacemakers,
    for they will be called children of God.
    10 Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness,
    for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

    11 “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. 12 Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

  3. Charles and Patti Ray

    B Our Prayers are with you and your Family. We LOVE YOU!!!

  4. Our heart goes out to the family of Glo. We love her and we will miss her dearly.
    The Fanning Family.

  5. Chrissy Bond-Wooster

    Dear Family,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you grieve the passing of your loved one. I knew Glo for many years. I used to babysit B when I was a young teen. She will be missed.

  6. Joyce Jefferson

    My deepest condolences to the Family” Glo “ as we all called her was a beautiful person inside and out. As her name was that was the way she would light up a room. Beautiful personality, l will miss her smile. Rest In Peace Glo. My prayers sent to your Family.

  7. My deepest condolences and prayers to the family. Auntie Glo you will be truly missed. Rest In Peace

  8. My deepest condolences to the family my prayers sent to your family may God continue to give you strength. From the Jeani Owen’s and the Owen’s family.

  9. My deepest sympathy goes out to the Family. Glo you were a Beautiful soul. I reminisce of days you would come by and sit and talk to my mom. I’ll miss you. Prayers to the Family. RIP GLO

  10. RIP Mrs. Glo may you rest easy in the heavens above you will be truly missed!!

  11. God will see you through

  12. Glo was a kind and loving person she will be truly be missed. To the family I’m sending my heartfelt condolences.

  13. Jeanette Cameron Hess

    My heartfelt condolences to the family of Glo. Such a beautiful soul, always smiling, friendly to all. Rest on my friend, you can shine forevermore. Take your place in heavenly peace.

  14. My condolences to the family so very sorry to hear about this Glo you will be missed may God comfort and give y’all strength to get through this difficult time

  15. B so sorry for your lost keep the faith

  16. Ruthie Johnson and Family

    To the Family of Gloria Jean Owens Hester, “Glo”,
    You are all in our prayers, and we know that God will see you through during this difficult time. Take care and trust in God and everything is going to be alright!

    With Love,
    Ruthie Johnson and Family

  17. Crittenden, McCowan, and Walker Family

    We Send sincere condolences to the entire family!

  18. Things will not be the same without you. I will miss you praising the Lord with me during praise and worship. We all enjoyed the joy and happiness you expressed. I am praying for the Lord to strengthen your family and those who loved you in this trying time. Love you. Loretta

  19. Stefanie and James Caldwell

    Praying for you and your family B.

  20. Debbie Jefferson

    Rest in peace with your angel montay. Rest in heaven.

  21. Kita Clark-Powell

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time. So sorry for your loss.

  22. Rest in peace cuz. R.i.h

  23. Teresa L. Colvin/Swisher

    Glo, I will always Love you, my 1st sister n law. My 1st guidance as a younglady, & my personal stylist. Are family outings was always the best & you loved interesting for the family. You gave us Good times, we sure do miss!! I Love you GLO 4EVER, To the family my deepest condolences & my nephew Burton, I Love you & praying 4 strength

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