St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church 1203 Harrison Avenue, Pleasantville NJ US 08232 Saturday, May 8, 2010, 09:00 am - 11:00 am
St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church 1203 Harrison Avenue, Pleasantville NJ US 08232 Saturday, May 8, 2010, 11:00 am
Atlantic City Cemetery Pleasantville NJ US 08232 Saturday, May 8, 2010
Obituary of Gloria Joyce Gholston
Gloria Joyce Gholston of Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey died surrounded by her loving family on May 1, 2010. Gloria was born in Clarkton, North Carolina on February 9, 1941, to the late Sarah Jenkins Rodriguez and Pete Ausby Jenkins. She was educated in the Columbus County School System, graduating from Nursing School, as well as Atlantic Community College. She attended Christian Plain African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church in North Carolina at a young age. Later, Gloria moved to New Jersey, were she fellowshipped with Mount Zion Baptist Church, under Reverend Ellington, and later joined Saint Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church, in Pleasantville, New Jersey, where she was a long-time member served as Pastor's Aide President until her death. She was united early in marriage to William Drayton, and from this union was born one daughter and five sons. She later married Emmitt Gholston, until the ending of her life on earth. Gloria enjoyed opening hert home to bible studies on a regular basis, as well as surrounding herself with friends and family, always flashing her beautiful smile. Surviving to cherish her memory: husband, Emmitt; daughter, Joyce Drayton-Hatcher; sons, Willie, Vincent, Robert, Michael and Jeffrey Drayton; daughters-in-law; siblings, Katie Lee Johnson (Joe) of North Carolina, Joe Louis Jenkins (Sherie) of North Carolina, Barbara Baldkin (John Henry) of North Carolina and Waitus "Frank" Jenkins (Anna) of Bolivar, Tennessee; brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, grandchildren, as well as a host of nieces, nephews, others relatives and many friends.