12/23/1941 - 06/24/2020
The family of Gloria McNeme will celebrate her life of 78 years at 10:30 am on Tuesday, June 30, 2020, at Bacon Heights Baptist Church. She passed away on Wednesday, June 24, 2020. The service will be live-streamed and be available for thirty days at www.memorialdesigners.net. You are encouraged to sign the virtual guestbook and share memories and expressions of sympathy by selecting the icon.
Gloria Ann McNeme was born December 23, 1941, in Mt. Pleasant, Texas. She moved to Dallas in the early 1960s, where she began her adult life and then married in 1969. She looked forward to becoming a mother and had four boys in the following years. In 1986, she moved with her boys to Lubbock to be near her sister and opened a gift shop together, which was called “Nana’s House”. After several years, the sisters decided to close the shop, and Gloria began working at Texas Tech University in the Graduate School. She retired after more than 21 years of taking such joy in helping students achieve their academic goals.
Gloria’s passion was her four boys and nine grandchildren. Her devotion to raising her boys in a loving, Christian home was unwavering as she energetically ensured they had everything they needed and often sacrificed for them. There are countless memories and stories of her daily sacrifice for her kids.
Gloria was a member of Bacon Heights Baptist Church for over 30 years and always kept her home open to any friend that wanted to come. While Gloria’s kids were young, her home was always full of fellowship and activity, hosting meals and sleepovers almost every weekend. She loved being the center of her kids’ lives. After her children became adults with families of their own, Gloria, or better known as “Bama” to the grandchildren, attended most every grandchild’s soccer game, play, or recital she could. If there was a model for how much love a mother can give her sons, she was it. Her love of Jesus and others, sacrifices for her family, as well as her generosity, are characteristics that are instilled in her sons and their families.
Survivors include her sons, Matt McNeme and wife, Stephanie; Brett McNeme and wife, Chanda; Brent McNeme and wife, Christine; and Trent McNeme and wife, Kristin; nine grandchildren, Avery, Adison, Kamryn, Keely, Ainsley, Claire, Gage, Dawson, and Harley McNeme; brother, Carol Wilson, and wife, Diane; and brother-in-law, Bob Howell.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Eugene and Nell Wilson; siblings, Jeanette Howell, and Gaylon Wilson.
The family of Gloria McNeme has designated St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, www.stjude.org for memorial contributions donated in her memory.