September 6, 1950 – August 26, 2018
Born in Clarksdale, MS
Resided in Lincoln, NE

Gloria Dean Witherspoon

Gloria Dean Witherspoon, of Lincoln, Nebraska, beloved mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt died peacefully Sunday, August 26, 2018 at Gateway Vista Skilled Nursing Facility. Gloria was born September 6, 1950 in Clarksdale, Mississippi to John and Macbeth (Bennett) Witherspoon.

She is survived by her children Dominic (Sylvia) Witherspoon of Lincoln, NE, Chaka Witherspoon of McKinney, TX and Terrell Howard of Lincoln, NE; grandchildren: Jordan and Morgan Witherspoon of Lincoln, NE, Carmen, Simone and Langston Hill of McKinney, TX and Jordyn Morse of Omaha, NE. She was preceded in death by her parents and oldest sister, Earline (Willie) Outlaw-Richardson. She is also survived by siblings John (Linda) Outlaw of Columbia, MD, Erma (Haywood) Outlaw-Long of Raleigh, NC, Aaron Witherspoon of Ruston, LA, Carol Witherspoon of Lincoln, NE and Gerald (Carnita) Witherspoon of Bartlett, TN and a host of nieces and nephews.

Gloria retired from the State of Nebraska Department of Tourism after faithfully serving for more than 25 years as a tour guide at the State Capitol Building. Through her pure enjoyment, passion and enthusiasm for her job, Gloria touched many, many lives both young and old.

Services will be held Friday, September 21, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. at Roper and Sons Chapel, 4300 O Street, Lincoln, NE 68510.

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