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Gloria Blanche Pugh


Sunrise: June 3, 1957

Sunset: September 30, 2019

Gloria Blanche Pugh affectionately known as “Glo” and beloved daughter of the late Ralph and Allene Pugh peacefully slipped away during the early hours of Monday, September 30, 2019 comfortably at her home in Fairfax, Virginia. Gloria was educated in the Portsmouth Public School System and a graduate of Manor High School in 1975.

Upon graduation from high school she attended Norfolk State University receiving a degree in Journalism. She accepted in her early childhood and was a member of Bright and Rock Methodist Church then years later she became a member of Noble Street Baptist Church. Gloria relocated to Fairfax, VA and made Fairfax her home for the last 35 years or so. She was employed with Lakee Martin for over 20 plus years.

Gloria was preceded in death by father, Ralph; mother, Allene; brother, Isaiah (Ike)Pugh and a sister, Arcola (“Co”) Pugh Harris. She leaves to cherish her precious memories her two brothers, James Pugh, Sr. of Portsmouth, VA and Ralph Pugh, Jr. of Carrolton, VA; one sister, Carrielene Pugh of Newport News, VA; a dear friend, Donald Brown of Fairfax, VA and a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces, nephews, great great nieces, great great nephews and a host of cousins and other dear friends.

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    Inez D. Battle says

    I am sorry we never made that lunch date with Darlene and me. May you rest now in the bossom of GOD. REST my dear friend!!!

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    Harold Sullivan says

    I will always remember Gloria for her nice, warm, bubbly personality…

    To the Pugh Family, may God comfort your hearts and take you’ll from a place of sadness to one of peace and joy. Gloria was a wonderful person…

    God Bless!

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      Val Morgan says

      Glo had a beautiful soul with a sweet spirit. She was a “true” and will be missed. I pray that strength, comfort and love will continue to surround the family until you meet again. Shall Glo R.I.E.P knowing that her work is complete and that she made a difference in the lives of many.

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    Michael Gates & Family says

    I will never forget my friend Glo, and all the good times our crew experienced in the late 70’s through the 90’s. I will always remember the times Glo would invite me to her family’s home, birthdays, and other gatherings. I will cherish our 42 year great friendship. R.I.P – (Rest In Paradise) GLO! ( I know you are smiling, joking, laughing in paradise with your Dad, Mom and other family members & friends there).

    To the Pugh family, as you already know Glo loved you’ll without a doubt. She showed you in everything that she did for you and with you. ” Earth has no sorrow that Heaven can’t heal”

    Prayerfully yours!

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    Delma Gantt says

    To The Pugh Family, Gloria will be greatly missed by friends and loved ones.
    Please take comfort in knowing that the family is in my prayers.

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    Gregory Jones says

    I met Gloria some years ago while working and supporting a Government Program, and I always enjoyed our conversations. When I heard the news that she had passed i was floored literally. I am so very glad we crossed paths back during those working days and I know that she will be missed by many. Gloria was very nice and genuine. My condolences to her family, I am so very sorry for your loss. Continued Blessings to you all the days ahead and beyond. God Bless!

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    Trina Hymes says

    Gloria touched EVERYONE who crossed her path and she made an enormous impact on all of our lives. She was an attentive listener, gave great insight and advice, and had an exceptional sense of humor. Though she will be greatly missed, she will never be forgotten.

    My sincere condolences to the Pugh family. I pray God will continue to comfort you during this challenging time and cover you with peace and love.

    This is not goodbye ———- See you later, Glo!

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    Darlene Otubusin says

    My dear friend Gloria. I have many childhood memories that we shared. For example, our mothers got a phone from our 1st grade teacher when we took a different route home from school. The garage incident. Like. Inez stated, we didn”t get to have lunch together when I was visiting MDV. I guess that reunion will take place in heaven! I will definitely visit our friend in the nursing home even though you forgot to text the address to me. I’ll always remember your warm smile & caring ways. Rest in peace & rejoice in your new home.

    To the Pugh family, may our God comfort & strengthen you today, tomorrow, and in the days, weeks, and months ahead!

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    Walter and Terri Coley says

    Gloria is a beautiful soul who has left us way too soon. She is now watching and blessing us from on high. We will miss you but so blessed to have known you!

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    Leslie Neal says

    I have truly lost a very devoted friend. My condolences goes out to her siblings as well as her whole family. May God be with you. She’s in a better place now. Rest on my dear friend.

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    Doryce Moore says

    My heart is heavy. To the Pugh family, my condolences and heartfelt sympathy. I am at a loss for words. As Darlene said, my childhood friend. I was telling someone the other day about us riding our bikes from Victory Manor to NSU across the old Jordan Bridge. Rest in heaven Gloria. Heaven has gained another bright beam just from your smile!

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    Dan Janzegers says

    Glo: Really sad that you’ve passed away, but no more suffering for you—I remember all the chats we’d have in the late afternoon at East. You always seemed to have a big smile and you loved to share latest of your family and listen about mine.
    REST IN PEACE, Gloria–

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    Fannie says

    To the Pugh Family, I express my heartfelt sympathy in this time of sorrow. Like many, we met at NSU, shared a common interest and now she received her wings. Your Angel Sister, RIP

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    Gregory Gooden says

    To the Pugh Family I would like to send my condolences. I meet Gloria years ago we did not work directly together, I would see her often walking through the building and there was no way that I could walk passed her without saying something. She always had a smile on her face and just a wonderful person to know. It is sad to hear that she passed away. She is in a better place. We will see her again. Rest in peace my sister.

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    Judy Coley says

    My Deepest condolences to Gloria’s family and friends. May you find peace in the memories and love you so warmly shared; may strength and hope be with you during this time of loss. Let us remember the loving, joyful, smiling, and always sharing Gloria.

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    Lamont A Batts says

    Gloria: I wanna say Thank you for everything you did for me! From opportunity to advice! I appreciate it all!… Thank you for always reaching out, but mostly importantly, thank you for always supporting my and family, along with dreams I shared with you! Until we meet again, I always cherish you and keep your advice within my heart! Keep smile my friend!

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    Robert Burton says

    Love you always G

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    Dott says

    My deepest sympathy is extended to the family
    . Gloria was my dear friend and co-worker she will be greatly missed! I love my dear Sister-girlfield.
    Dott Grimmett

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    Debra Burch says

    To Carolee
    This is Debra Saylor. I just found out about Gloria. I can’t stop crying. I loved her so much.. I need someone to please call me. My number is (757)580-2557. I haven’t from Gloria since her mom died. Please someone call me. I need closure.

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    Dr. Pam McAllister Johnson says

    I was one of Gloria’s journalism professors at Norfolk State University. Gloria had the trait of excellent students—curiosity. To her family, I feel as if I know you. Gloria always talked so fondly of her family and how much she 💕 💗 loved each one of you. I know that if she had a magic wand she would bestow all of your wishes upon you. I talked with Gloria, about once a week for more than 30 years. Recently, each time we talked, she talked about elephants and how much she wonderment they brought to her. Gloria was an example of the best of humankind. I want to thank Gloria for all I learned from her.

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    Dr. Pam McAllister Johnson says

    I was one of Gloria’s journalism professors at Norfolk State University. Gloria had the trait of excellent students—curiosity. To her family, I feel as if I know you. Gloria always talked so fondly of her family and how much she 💕 💗 loved each one of you. I know that if she had a magic wand she would bestow all of your wishes upon you. I talked with Gloria, about once a week for more than 30 years. Recently, each time we talked, she talked about elephants and how much wonderment they brought to her. Gloria was an example of the best of humankind. I want to thank Gloria for all I learned from her.

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