September 15, 1936 ~ May 1, 2007
Gloria Lee Sexton, 70, of 21 Herschel King Drive, Candler, died Tuesday, May1, 2007, at Memorial Mission Hospital.
Mrs. Sexton was born in Colorado and was a daughter of the late Ira and Juanita Hendrickson. She formerly worked as a cashier at WalMart in Skyland, and she was a member of St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church.
Surviving are one daughter, Katy Crain of Candler; two sons, David A. “Tony” Hart of Fletcher and Donnie L. Hart of Edneyville; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one sister, Betty McGaughey of Phoenix, AZ.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by the Rev. Fr. John M. Pagel at 11:00 a.m. Monday at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 768 Asbury Road, Candler. Interment will follow at Pisgah View Memorial Park.
Her family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the Mass.
Memorials may be made to the Building Fund of St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 768 Asbury Road, Candler, NC 28715.
Katy, We are so sorry to learn about the loss of your mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Donna and Patrick
Condolences from Kimberly, Tripp & Jonathan
Katy, Tony, Donnie
I am so sorry to hear about Gloria. I know things are hard to bear right now, but know there is always a rainbow after the storm. May God give you comfort and peace. Love ya, June
Katie,Donnie,Tony,and all your families our love and prayers are with you. Tom/Nora and all us Harts
Oh! the comfort we find in prayer and knowing our Savior Jesus Christ. Katy, Tony and Donnie our hearts feel the pain from losing both parents in such a short time.
Many Blessings….Michael E. Hart
I am standing upon the seashore.
A ship at my side spreads her white sails to the morning breeze and starts for the blue ocean.
She is an object of beauty and strength.
I stand and watch her until at length she hangs like a speck of white cloud just where the sea and sky come to mingle with each other.
Then someone at my side says; ‘There, she is gone!’
Gone from my sight only. That is all.
She is just as large in mast and hull and spar as she was when she left my side,and she is just as able to bear her load of living freight to her destined port. Her diminished size is in me, not in her.
And just at the moment when someone at my side says, ‘There, she is gone!’
There are other eyes watching her coming, and other voices ready to take up the glad shout, ‘Here she comes!’
And that is dying.
(Henry Van Dyke)
GLORIA WAS A SPECIAL PERSON. HER WAL-MART FAMILY WILL MISS HER VERY MUCH.SHE ALWAYS TALKED ABOUT HER FAMILY WHOM SHE LOVED SO MUCH.OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH THE FAMILY DURING THE LOSS OF A WONDERFUL LADY.
We were very sad today to hear of the death of our frind at Wal-Mart. We always looked for Gloria to check us out as she was such a joy to talk with. It will not be the same going into Wal-Mart knowing that we will not see her smiling face. We will miss her very much. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family at this time.
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I know she is looking down on you all from heaven and will always be a guardian angel for her precious little great-grandson–he was her pride and joy!!
IT HAS TAKEN ME SEVERAL DAYS TO WRITE THIS BECAUSE I JUST DIDN’T KNOW ANYTHING THAT I COULD SAY OR DO TO MAKE THIS ANY EASIER, OR LESS PAINFUL FOR YOU. IF I DID, I WOULD DO IT IN A MINUTE. I HONESTLY DO KNOW HOW IT FEELS TO LOSE BOTH PARENTS IN LESS THAN A YEAR. MY PARENTS BOTH DIED WITHIN 9 MONTHS OF EACH OTHER. NOT NEAR AS CLOSE AS YOURS HAVE, AND I DID NOT LIVE WITH MY MOTHER AS YOU HAVE. BUT, I CAN STILL FEEL YOUR PAIN, AND I AM SO SORRY. I AM GOING TO BE TRUTHFUL WITH YOU. YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE MANY, MANY, SAD AND PAINFUL DAYS, WEEKS, AND MONTHS AHEAD OF YOU. THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO WAY TO ESCAPE THE GRIEVING. I WISH THERE WAS, BECAUSE IT IS SO PAINFUL. BUT, WITH ALL MY HEART, I PROMISE YOU THAT IT DOES GET EASIER WITH TIME. AND, YOU CAN DRAW SUCH COMFORT KNOWING THAT YOUR PARENTS ARE ONCE AGAIN TOGETHER, AND THAT THEY ARE IN HEAVEN. CAN YOU ONLY IMAGINE? I WANT TO READ THE BOOK YOU TOLD ME ABOUT, ’90 MINUTES IN HEAVEN.’
I WILL NEVER FORGET WHAT YOU SAID TO ME ABOUT BEING BY YOURSELF. I TOLD YOU MY FATHER SAID THE EXACT SAME THING WHEN MY MOTHER DIED.HE MISSED HER SO MUCH,JUST AS YOU ARE GOING TO MISS YOUR MOTHER. YOU CANNOT LIVE WITH SOMEONE THAT LONG, AND NOT SUFFER A TREMENDOUS LOSS WHEN THEY ARE NO LONGER WITH YOU. I KNOW THAT YOU HAVE MANY PRECIOUS MEMORIES OF YOUR MOTHER IN YOUR HOME. YOU HAD SUCH A WONDERFUL, AND LOVING RELATIONSHIP.
I’M NOT TRYING TO HURT YOU BY SAYING THESE THINGS. I JUST WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT I UNDERSTAND. WHEN YOU SAID THAT YOU HAD A ‘MOMENT’ WEDNESDAY MORNING WHEN YOU GOT UP AND DIDN’T SEE YOUR MOTHER SITTING ON THE SOFA DRINKING HER COFFEE, JUST BROKE MY HEART FOR YOU.
KATY, PLEASE CALL ME IF YOU NEED ANYTHING. I MEAN THAT. I WILL COME AND STAY WITH YOU, VISIT WITH YOU, OR JUST TALK TO YOU ON THE PHONE. WHAT IM TRYING TO SAY, IS THAT I WILL BE HERE FOR YOU IN ANY WAY THAT YOU NEED ME TO BE.
EVEN THOUGH WE DON’T SEE OR TALK TO EACH OTHER AS OFTEN AS WE USED TO, YOU ARE STILL, AND ALWAYS WILL BE ONE OF MY VERY CLOSEST FRIENDS. I’M ALWAYS HERE FOR YOU, JUST AS I KNOW YOU ARE FOR ME.
ONCE AGAIN, I AM SO SORRY FOR THE PAIN THAT YOU ARE IN.
I DON’T GO TO CHURCH LIKE YOU DO, AND I DON’T EVEN PRAY LIKE I SHOULD. BUT, I AM GOING TO PRAY FOR YOU, AND ALL OF YOUR FAMILY.
I LOVE YOU,
I DIDN’T KNOW YOUR MOTHER VERY WELL, BUT WHEN I DID SEE AND TALK TO HER, SHE WAS ALWAYS SO SWEET AND KIND TO ME. I COULD TELL SHE WAS VERY SPECIAL!!!!
Katy, Tony, Donnie and family our thoughts and prayers are with you losing both parents in such a short time.We enjoyed going in Walmart and talking with your Mother I always got in her line if she was working.
Dear Katy and Family,
Sorry about the loss of your Mother, especially so soon after the loss of your Dad. May God Bless and grant you His Peace during this most difficult time.
Lisa S. Marrow, RN