Mrs. Gloria Thompson Tucker was called home to be with the Lord on Monday, February 17, 2020. She was born in Norfolk Virginia to the late Lewis A. Thompson and Lula Corbett Fennell Thompson. Gloria was also preceded in death by her brothers James Fennell and Thomas Fennell.
Gloria graduated High School in 1969 and completed studies to become a surgical technician. Her career spanned over 25 years; She worked in operating rooms at Norfolk General, Norfolk Community and DePaul Hospital.
Gloria was a longtime member of St. Mark RZUA Church. She loved her church and served on the Bonner Usher Board. In later years, she got saved and would attend church as much as her health would allow. Gloria had a personal ministry of caring for people who are often overlooked or forgotten. She routinely took them for tests, doctor visits, errands, etc. She would even take people into her home to care for them. Gloria was a devoted friend.
Gloria, Bunkie as she was called by her siblings, was a home maker. Her greatest joys were caring for her husband , sons, and grandchildren. She loved baking cakes, cobblers and rolls for every family occasion. We depended on her counsel. Bunkie was Marcus Welby MD and Betty Crocker all rolled into one.
Gloria leaves to cherish her memory, her beloved husband, of 40 years, Alvin J. Tucker, 5 sons, Joseph Tucker and Brian Montgomery of Chesapeake, Vaughan Ames ( Deneen) and Myron Ames of Brandon FL and bonus son, Tyrone Thompson of Temple Hills, MD, 9 Grandchildren, Nakalaya and Brian Montgomery, Sadari and Sanai Ames, Chiaya Deloatch, Aydin Tucker, Lamyra, Myron and Kyron Ames, and bonus grand Child, Zah’nayah Glover.
Gloria was adored by her 5 siblings; Robert Fennell and Leila Franklin of Washington, DC, Lewis Thompson (Ernestine) of FT Washington MD, Carlean Thompson of Norfolk, VA and bonus, brother, Gary Thompson (Teresa) of Washington DC and Sister-in-law, Bertha Fennell; Uncle Arthur Thompson, Aunts, Louise Thompson, Burnease Waters, and Hattie Kearney; nieces Catrina Fennell, Charlette Worley (Tony) , Danyeal Whitehead (DeCarlos), Sabrina Young, Robin Sanford, Ziporia Thompson (Glen) , Sasha Urjori (Sam) and Kia Thompson; nephews, Thomas Fennell (Ayisha), Anthony Fennell (Kathy); nine great nieces, 8 great nephews, and two great-great nephews and a host of loving Thompson and Lewis family cousins, and friends
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