Gloria Jarriel Foskey Anderson, age 87, of Collins, Georgia went to be with the Lord on September 1, 2022. She was born on October 9, 1934, in Collins, Georgia and lived in Savannah for a while before returning back to Collins during retirement. Her faith in Christ and devotion to family were everything to her, and she modeled a life of love and grace.
Gloria was predeceased by her second husband, Howard Foskey, and her first and third husband, Ray Anderson. She believed in giving people second chances, and her life was more abundant and fulfilling because of this.
She is survived by her children, Tommy (Debbie) Foskey and Caroline (James) Foskey Hammann. Her grandchildren include Sara (Chad) Luke, Dallas Foskey, Alison (Joe) Fagan, Max Hammann, and Taylor Hammann. She also had three great grandchildren, Carter Foskey, Libby Foskey, and Isabella Luke. Also survived by her loving sister, Wanda Lanier Collins, and devoted brother, Wallace (Janice) Jarriel, sister-in-law, Dorothy Carter, along with many nieces and nephews, and special friend, Dottie Hughes.
She was predeceased by her parents Hubbard Jarriel and Ona Jarrard Jarriel, and several of her siblings and in-laws to include Archie (Elizabeth) Jarriel, Edwin (Monteen) Jarriel, Joyce (LeRoy/Bill) Anderson Todd, Gilbert (Joan) Jarriel, Robert (Danny) Jarriel, Leon (Sally) Jarriel, Jackie (Aaron) Whitfield, Frankie (James) Kicklighter, Herman Lanier, Johnny Collins and Laney Carter.
She was a member of Bible Baptist Church while she lived in Savannah from the early ‘60s to early ‘80s, and then attended Cedar Creek Primitive Baptist Church, when she could, while living in Collins. She loved the Lord and would often share her testimony with family and friends to show them that God can move mountains when we are faithful to Him
Gloria was a pioneer in medical miracles surviving a rare scoliosis repair surgery as a teenager in the ‘40s, and then going on to finish high school early (at the age of 16) at Collins High School. She attended Brewton Parker College, and had a successful career working for the Georgia School Bus Association, Suddath Van Lines and Bekins Van Lines. She still loved going to high school reunions with her classmates up until 2021, and she liked volunteering for the Miss Tattnall County Pageant System in the late ‘80s.
She was most proud of the lives she touched along the way by giving young teenage girls a place to stay, teaching them valuable work skills to become business leaders and mentoring young family members and friends who needed help with direction in their lives. She always had an open door, warm meal and words of wisdom for anyone in need.
Later in life, she was a caregiver to family members who still lived in her childhood home and felt that was her purpose in life. She enjoyed sewing for pageant queens and prom goers, gardening and cooking food directly from the garden and fishing with her friends and family. Some of her happiest moments and times of greatest joy and laughter were simpler times sitting around the kitchen table reminiscing with relatives and friends.
A funeral service will be held at Cedar Creek Primitive Baptist Church in Collins, Georgia on Monday, September 5, 2022, with visitation at 12:00 noon and the funeral service at 1:00 p.m. A graveside service will follow in the Cedar Creek Cemetery. Donations can be made to the Cedar Creek Cemetery Fund, Care of Lavanda Lynn, 2585 Cedar Creek Church Road, Collins, Georgia 30421.
Low Country Cremation and Burial is serving the family of Mrs. Gloria Jarriel Foskey Anderson.