Gloria Jean Belser, 67, passed away on January 30, 2023. A Memorial Service will be held via Zoom for Gloria on Saturday, February 11, 2023, at 2:00 pm. Please call 513-344-6366 for the Zoom information.
Gloria was born in Montgomery, Alabama on November 10, 1955. After graduating from Alabama State University, she taught public school for many years at Hayneville Elementary School where she did a variety of loving educational activities in her classroom, even some cooking. Gloria loved working with children---believing that all children should be taught to read, spell, and write. So she devoted her whole teaching career to making this happen for the children she worked with.
After retiring from public school teaching in 2005 due to some health issues, Gloria was not satisfied with staying at home nor did she allow this to hinder her from her first love---that of educating children. So in 2007, she began teaching at Brown Private School helping 3 and 4 year old children learn to read. Gloria worked here for three years and even helped her little ones to publish a book entitled The Day I Was Born.
After finally retiring in 2010, Gloria now devoted her life to helping people--especially the elderly. She would take them to doctor appointments, shopping, and definitely out to eat at restaurants. Gloria would also take them out for a ride to just enjoy nature or to city parks. During this time in her life, Gloria also volunteered a lot at her church-teaching vacation Bible school and writing and directing many plays. She was part of the neighborhood watch because she believed in doing her part to keep her neighborhood safe.
While living in Montgomery, Gloria had come in contact with several Jehovah's Witnesses and even studied with some, including her sister, by way of the telephone. With increasing health concerns, she decided to move to Copperas Cove to live with her sister and brother-in-law. While visiting her sister during earlier years, Gloria had always visited the Kingdom Hall.
However, at this time in her life, she was gradually making the truth her own.
Gloria was known as a very happy person---always cheerful and finding something to smile about. She was able to converse with all kinds of people and never met a stranger. She always had wonderful stories to share with her friends.
She will truly be missed by her sister, Virginia Carnes, (husband-Phillip); Step Brothers; Sisters, Faith Campbell, Shelia Campbell, Darcia Campbell, Cedric Campbell(wife-Kenosha); brothers, Leonard Campbell(wife-Andrea), and Joshua Campbell(wife-Alicia); Daughter, Latarchia Green; Sons, Eric Belser(wife-Sandra), and Gerric Belser. She will also be missed by a loving uncle, Robert Belser(wife-Gussie); and Aunt, Georgia Belser; Devoted cousins, Patricia Belser, Faye Belser, Shawanda Belser, Brittany Watts, Josephine Davis, Timothy Belser, Jr., Charles Belser, Michael Belser, and William Belser; 7 Grandchildren, Kayla, Aubrey, Lamar Jr., Kendraius, Ayanna, Paris, Gerric Jr.; and one great-grandchild, Karsyn.
Gloria was preceded in death by her mother, Josephine Belser; father, Spencer Campbell; grandparents, Susanna and Perry Belser; three aunts, Mary Ellen, Bernice, and Susie Lee; three uncles, Timothy Sr., Perry Jr., and Roger; and two cousins, Shirley and Barbara.
The family would like to express their deepest gratitude to all of the friends for their prayers, phone calls, visits, flowers, and loving concern during this difficult time.
They would also like to thank the Health Care Teams in both Alabama and Texas for the dedication shown to helping Gloria.