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
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.