Gloria Jean Bryant (Stokes)

Gloria Jean Bryant (Stokes)

Gloria Jean Bryant Stokes
Lasseter teacher

October 15 1944 - February 24 2020 of Jonesboro, GA passed away on Monday February 24th after a brief illness.  Gloria was a 1962 graduate of McEvoy high school. She attended Mercer University, graduating in 1965 and receive degrees in math and Latin.  She later received her Masters degree in Latin from Mercer. Gloria taught math and Latin at Lasseter and Mark Smith High Schools and later at other Bibb county schools for 23 years before moving to Jonesboro Georgia. She taught in the Clayton county school system until her retirement in 1998.

Gloria was preceded in death by her parents Carolyn A . and  Lewie E.  Bryant,  of Macon Ga , her husband of 53 years Franklin (Buddy) Stokes, of Jonesboro and a grandson, Davis Stokes, of Macon Ga.  Gloria is survive by her sister, Glenda (Bob) Mangano of Perry Ga. her brother Sonny (Annelle) Bryant of Bonaire Ga. her son Bryant Stokes of Jonesboro Ga. and daughter Ginia (Zak) McMillan of McDonough, Ga.  and four grandchildren.  Reese and Ryan Stokes, and Avera and Holton McMillan, several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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03/09/20 11:13 AM #1    

Gary McLeod (1968)

While I was in high school Gloria Jean and her husband Buddy befriended me. Their kindness toward me is something I treasured throughout my life and I truly believe their influence helped me become the person I am today. I know her family takes comfort in knowing that Gloria Jean was such a caring and lovely person.

gary mcleod

05/21/20 12:23 PM #2    

Griff Ethridge

Gloria Jean and I were classroom neighbors for the first several years we taught, on the back hall of the upper level.  She and I had also attended Mercer together and had become good friends.  I was single at the time, and she and Buddy would invite me over for dinner on occasion.  She is one of my fondest memories of Lasseter, and she was a terrific teacher.  Loved that lady!

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