Reynolds, Gloria L.

January 25, 1927 - March 14, 2017

The gates of heaven opened in the early hours of March 14, 2017 to welcome a new citizen of the kingdom. Gloria Lee Bradford Reynolds, mother, grandmother, wife, aunt, sister, and friend, is home and at peace. She was born to A.L. and Esther Pearl Bradford in Mineral Springs, Arkansas on January 25, 1927. Her younger brother whom she adored followed 17 months later. The family moved to Oak Cliff 1933 where Gloria developed a lifelong love for that part of Dallas. Gloria graduated from Sunset High School in 1944 & began working for the City of Dallas Water Department. In 1945 a dashing young soldier named Roy Reynolds returned from Europe & they began a whirlwind courtship that lasted one week. At the end of that week she was presented with an engagement ring & they were married in September of 1945. That union lasted 70 years; ending when Roy passed away in 2015. Gloria was blessed with two children; a daughter, Judy, and son, Rick. She was employed by the Internal Revenue Service from 1962 until her retirement. Gloria leaves behind to cherish her memory daughter, Judy, son, Rick and wife Cyndi, grandson, Austin Reynolds (Jennifer), and granddaughter, Lauren Turnham (Adrian), brother, Wallace Bradford, as well as many nieces, nephews, and extended family and friends.

Gloria Lee Reynolds will be laid to rest with her late husband at the Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery on Friday, March 17, 2017. Memorial donations may be made in Gloria’s name to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.


Arrangements are under the direction of:
ARIA Cremation Service & Funeral Home
10116 E. Northwest Highway
Dallas, Texas 75238

5 replies on “Reynolds, Gloria L.”

Linda Wolfe says:

Judy, what a pleasure it has been to work with mom and you at VOLH. I am going to miss you all and I am so glad that in the immediate past she participated in so many of the activities. I will pray for your peace.

Joan Boggs Deibert says:

She was an angel, learned so much from her during my early days at IRS. She will be missed by many, but now she’s enjoying life to it’s fullest. God Bless you Gloria and your family.

Kirsten Solomon says:

My mom, Margie, is a resident at VOLH. Roy and Gloria were the first residents that greeted my mom and made her feel welcome by inviting her to sit with them at lunch. Mrs. Reynolds was just the most precious, sweet lady. My mom will miss Gloria’s kisses her on her forehead each day. She will be missed. Prayers for the family at this time.

JoAnn Lemon says:

Thank you Lord, for giving me a friends and Neighbors as Roy and Gloria Reynolds! Joy, laughter, and wisdom!
Thank you!

David Reynolds says:

As one of Gloria and Roy’s younger cousins, I know I am speaking for us all when I say that she and Roy were iconic, bigger than life, heroic figures to us kids. Roy was the dashing, brave war hero we looked up and wanted to emulate, and Gloria was just beautiful and gracious beyond description. They were as glamorous – and idolized – as any Hollywood couple on the 1940’s silver screen! My family moved away, so I did not see them again until later, as an adult, at our last-most family reunion. Gratefully, I struck up an email correspondence with Cousin Gloria and we exchanged several emails, up to and during Roy’s transition to assisted living. I’m so glad I did, as she was every bit as gracious, compassionate and intelligent as I envisioned her to be as I was growing up, and then some. My deepest sympathies and condolences go out to the family and extended family, as I know she will be greatly missed.

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