The funeral service will be conducted at 3:00 P.M., Saturday, March 25, 2017 at the Mount Carmel Missionary Baptist Church, 705 Mount Carmel Road, Buena Vista, Georgia, where Rev. Kenney Gouch is Pastor. The Rev. Zachariah Terry, Evans Chapel C.M.E. Church, 498 Enterprise Church Road, Preston, Georgia, will officiate. Interment will follow in the Evans Chapel C.M.E. Church Cemetery, 498 Enterprise Church Road, Preston, Georgia.
Gloria “Dean” Battle was born September 24, 1952 in Webster County, Georgia to the late Ernest and Irene Ingram. Also preceding her in death were two sisters, Cynthia Ingram and Betty McMurray. She was educated in the public school system of Webster County. She was a 1970 graduate of Webster County High School. Gloria was a member of Evans Chapel C.M.E. Church, where she served on the Ushers’ Ministry. She was employed at the Marion Memorial Nursing Home, Buena Vista, Georgia as a CNA.
On October 16, 1976 she was united in holy matrimony to Henry Thomas Battle, Jr. and was blessed with two children, Fredrick and Quentin.
On Wednesday, March 15, 2017 Gloria Dean Battle exchanged her earthly life for eternity at the Midtown Medical Center, Columbus, Georgia.
She leaves to forever cherish her memories: her husband, Henry Thomas Battle Jr., Buena Vista, Georgia; two devoted sons, Fredrick Battle (Melissa), Albany, Georgia and Quentin Dorain Battle (Shenequia), Cusseta, Georgia; six grandchildren, Fredresha Battle, Quentavious Battle, Quentez Battle, Ze’Kayla Blackshear, Kamaryn Battle, and LaDarius Thomas; two great grandchildren Jasiah Battle and Kaelynn Jacobs; two uncles Charlie Holloman, Richland, Georgia and James Battle Americus, Georgia; five aunts, Azzie Adams, Oakland, California, Airy D. Smith Ingram and Sereatha Holloman, Buena Vista, Georgia, Minnie Battle, Americus, Georgia, and Carolyn Holloman, Richland, Georgia; two sisters-in-law, Pearline Josey (James) and Cathy Thornton (Rodney), Buena Vista, Georgia, two brothers-in-law, Emmett Battle (Ellen), Buena Vista, Georgia and Stanley Battle (Racheal), Fayetteville, North Carolina; a great niece she loved dearly, Sandaisha Ingram; one goddaughter, Africa Sapp; and a host of nieces, nephew, other relatives and friends, including close friends Annita Winbush and Annie Rose Walton.