Gloria Washington Edwards

August 6, 1950 ~ March 6, 2021 (age 70)


Mrs. Gloria  J Washington  Edwards was born on  August 6, 1950.   On Saturday, March 6, 2021 she entered into eternal rest.

Gloria is a graduate of  Mayo High School.  She worked in housekeeping , at Florence steam Laundry cleaners, St. Anthony Church as a service manager, catering services, and a faithful member of the 5 Black Business Women. She attended Maxwell Baptist Church and also served as a usher.  She was love by everyone and will be greatly missed.

Gloria is preceded in death by her son Mitchell Washington, Pearly M. McNeil, Sara Washington, Barbara Washington, Daisy Bess, Woodrow McNeil, Michael Washington, and Victor Washington.

She leaves to cherish her precious memories her spouse Barry King of 21 years.  Children: Rosemary (Donzell) Washington of Florence, SC, Lora (Tony) Preacher of Florence, SC, Wanda (Michael) Douglas of Florence, SC, and Tawana Hamilton of Columbia, SC.   Siblings: Margie (Earnest) Harrel of Florence, SC, Angelia (Darryl) Washington of Florence, SC, Carolyn (Rodney) Brown of Florence, SC, Anthony T. Washington of Florence, SC, Tommy (Cynthia) Washington of Bronx, NY, Benjamin (Cheryl) Washington of Greensboro, SC, and James (Donna) Washington of Greensboro, SC.  14 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.


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March 11, 2021

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Backus Funeral Home
450 N. Dargan Street
Florence, SC 29506

Celebration of Life
March 12, 2021

11:00 AM
Maxwell Baptist Church (Florence)
1309 Malloy Street
Florence, SC 29506

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