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Gloria K Grimsley

April 26, 1951 — November 25, 2022

Tampa

 
Ms. Gloria K. Grimsley of Tampa, FL, passed away on Friday, November 25, 2022. 
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, December 3, 2022, 10:30 a.m., at The Center for 
Manifestation, Dr. Mark T. Jones, Sr., Founding Pastor; Rev. Clarence Nathan, Officiating. 
Interment will follow in Rest Haven Memorial Park Cemetery.  
 
Ms. Gloria K. Grimsley, a beautiful and radiant spirit, was born on April 26, 1951, to the 
late Mr. Allen Kendrick and the late Mrs. Elizabeth Kendrick, in Tampa, Florida. Ms. Grimsley 
loved the Lord and accepted Christ as her personal Savior and became a faithful member of 
Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, where Rev. Madison Murray was her pastor for 
over 50 years. She later joined New Victory Baptist Church and continued her faithful service to 
the Lord under Rev. Clarence Nathan as her pastor. She graduated from Hillsborough High 
School, Class of 1969, and was working as a Customer Service Representative at Rooms to Go. 
She previously served in many capacities, including as a Certified Nursing Assistant.  
She was preceded in death by: her parents; son, Randall Harrelson; and nephews, Preston 
Livingston and Tavius Edwards. 
 
She leaves to cherish her precious memories with: her son, Marquist Westbrooks; 
grandchildren, Christopher Young, Marshae Westbrook (Jahmoi), Marquist Westbrooks, Markell 
Westbrooks, Marianna Westbrooks; 3 great-grandchildren, Rashaad Westbrook, O’Mari 
Harrigan, and Kai’Ro Harringan; Adopted daughter, Breanna Boyer (Foodson); 6 sisters: Yvonne 
Heyward Simmons (Johnnie), Patricia Cannon (Arthur), Deborah Parker (Michael), Cheryl 
Thomas (Fredrick), Tangela Kendrick (Jamaal), and Carolyn Kendrick-Drewey (Bill); 3 brothers, 
Edwin Kendrick (Regina), Michael Kendrick, and Bernard Kendrick; a host of nieces, nephews, 
cousins, other relatives, her Church Family at New Victory Baptist Church, friends, and special 
friend, Carlos Boyer. 
 
The visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, December 2, 2022, at Gudes 
Funeral Home, 4050 E. Hillsborough Avenue, Tampa, Florida 33610. 
 
Arrangements entrusted to GUDES FUNERAL HOME, Owners. 
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Visitation

Friday, December 2, 2022

5:00 - 7:00pm (Eastern time)

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Funeral Service

Saturday, December 3, 2022

Starts at 10:30am (Eastern time)

The Center For Manifestation

3102 E Lake Ave, Tampa, FL 33610

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Interment

Saturday, December 3, 2022

Ends at 3:00pm (Eastern time)

Rest Haven Memorial Park

4615 E Hanna Ave, Tampa, FL 33610

Interment to follow the funeral service

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