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Gloreeta Inez Burks
Born in the Wise County town of Greenwood in 1935, Gloreeta went on after graduating from Slidell High School to get a Business degree and then a Nursing degree from Texas Woman's University in Denton. She followed her passion of nursing by moving to Tyler, TX where she worked for a private Physician for several years and then at East Texas Medical Center Hospital in the Step-Down Trauma Unit until her retirement.
She was a passionate wrestling fan and crossword puzzle enthusiast. Her hobbies included sewing, all types of needlework and being involved with her two nieces and two nephews as well as with her great niece and nephews.
Much loved by her family and friends, she was proceeded in death by her mother and father, Mildred L Burks and W. Dee Burks and nephew Patrick Dee Burks. Gloreeta is survived by her brother and sister-in-law Dr. Lawrence Dee and Judy Burks, brother and sister-in-law Oscar and Barbara Burks, brother Dale Burks and sister Marilyn Grigsby, nieces Leslie Moore and Laurie Leigh Wilkerson, nephew Brannon Burks, two great nieces and three great nephews as well as 2 great great nieces and two great great nephews and many cousins and friends.
A generous person, she gave freely of her time and efforts to her family and friends and will forever be missed. Visitation will be at 1 pm followed by her service at 2 pm at Greenwood Baptist Church on FM 1204 in Wise County Tuesday, March 7, 2017 followed by interment at the Greenwood Cemetery in Wise County. Her funeral is under the direction of the Geo. Carroll & Son Funeral Home in Gainesville, TX.
You may sign the online registry at www.geojcarroll.com
Published on March 6, 2017
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