Gloria Steen Edwards: April 1, 1937 - May 20th, 2015
Gloria Steen Edwards was born to Viola Abraham and Ike Edwards April 1, 1937 in Ida, Louisiana.
In 1942, her family relocated to Vanport in Portland, OR. Gloria attended Roosevelt High School.
In 1954, she married Jon T. Hall, they had 2 children, Daryle and Angela.
In the 1950's, Gloria joined Vancouver Avenue 1st Baptist Church under the leadership of Reverend Dr. O.B. Williams where Gloria served on various ministries. Gloria continued her service as an Eastern Star Matron and Mission member at Greater New Hope Baptist Church until her health prevented.
During the 1950's Gloria began working for St. Vincent's Hospital in SW Portland. She retired after 48 years of service in 1999.
During the 1960's, Gloria learned to prepare taxes and was a natural until her formal retirement from consulting in 2013.
On May 20th, 2015, Gloria was called home to be with her Lord. Gloria was preceded in death by father Ike Edwards, brother Cleveland, sisters: Lorene, Ika, Lizzie and Edwina. Gloria leaves her mother Viola Horsley, birth children Daryle Hall and Angela Hall-Green ( Leslie Green), adopted children Matrice Sayles and Willie Jones; grandchildren Azelle Hall, LaQuasha Hall Thompson, LaSeda Thompson, LaMarr Thompson and Veronica Jones; great-grandchildren Na'Zyia Thompson and LaMarri Thompson and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Service will be held at Vancouver Avenue 1st Baptist Church, Friday May 29th at 11am.