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October 27, 2011

Gloria Lynne Johnson Grier

BLUEFIELD —  Gloria Lynne Johnson Grier, 48, of 517 North Street in Bluefield, died Tuesday, October 18, 2011, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown with her sister, Stephanie, and her cousin, Lee Johnston, by her side. Born September 19, 1963 in New Castle, Pa., she was the first born of Gloria Webster Johnson of Sewickley, Pa. and the late Leonard Johnson. She came to faith in Jesus Christ at an early age, literally at the knee of her grandfather, the late Reverend Leroy Webster.  Thus began her close relationship with the Lord. She graduated from St. Louis University with a Masters Degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology. She immediately accepted a job from the Mercer County School System and moved to Princeton. This “temporary” job, her students and the friends she found here, proved so rewarding that she never wanted to leave. She later became a resident of Bluefield where she was a member of Greater Mount Zion Pentecostal Church.   In 1993, she was diagnosed with Lupus and several other illnesses followed.  Rarely slowed by these, she continued to rely on her Lord, her family and her friends for strength. She had many difficult days, yet she never fell prey to self-pity. She accepted her call into the ministry with a great desire to spread the gospel. Her example and her love of God touched many and will live on, indeed a great service to the Lord. 

In addition to her mother, she leaves to mourn her husband, Reginald Grier of Bluefield; brother, Todd Johnson of Chicago, Ill.; sister, Stephanie Rowley and her husband Larry of Ypsilanti, Mich.; nephew, Lawrence Jacob Rowley; stepsons, Reginald D. and Ryan L. Grier; aunts, uncles, cousins, in-laws, and friends including special friend, Sharon Hairston of Beckley, that she loved so dearly.   

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, October 29, 2011 at the Greater Mount Zion Pentecostal Church in Bluefield with Bishop Clarence E. Moore officiating. In keeping with Gloria's wishes, her body will be cremated following the service. Friends may call at Seaver Funeral Home in Princeton from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., today Friday, October 28, 2011. Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.seaverfuneralservice.com.

Seaver Funeral Home in Princeton is serving the Grier family.

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