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Gloris Jean (Newton) Ware

December 25, 1940 ~ February 21, 2022 (age 81)


Gloris Jean Ware (also known to many as Nia) was born in Fayetteville, N.C. on Dec 25, 1940 to the late James Newton and Elizabeth Newton. She was surrounded by loved ones as she fell asleep in death on Feb 21, 2022 at the age of 81.

On March 1, 1963, J.D. and Gloris became one flesh when they married in New York. J.D. said he found a woman, whose value was priceless, trustworthy, and he lacked nothing of value.  As a result, he has been able to serve as an Elder in the Christian congregation for over 30 years. Their family then grew from two to four with the birth of their children, Yolonda and Curtis.  This was only the beginning of a bond that would continue to blossom over the years. Curtis, her adoring son, lovingly referred to his Mother as “First Lady” because she would be his first and greatest love.  As a family, they created lasting memories, which have been captured in countless photos found throughout the home. Memories include competitive scrabble matches, cooking lessons, singing together, and chat sessions that lasted hours.

Gloris fine qualities was evident from a young age.   A report card dated October 1954 from Fayetteville City Schools, her homeroom teacher, Mrs. Black wrote of Gloris “she did well in her work, she was conscientious, and courteous.”

Gloris retired from the US Postal service as a Supervisor, and mail fraud investigator at the James A Farley Building.

Gloris was baptized as a Jehovah’s Witness on April 16, 1989. She remained a faithful and loyal servant of Jehovah until her death. In September 2002, Gloris entered full time service as a Regular Pioneer, spending countless hours preaching and teaching others about the good news of God’s Kingdom.  Gloris had the privilege to share in Kingdom Hall builds, volunteered to clean  the assembly halls and regional conventions sites, and she also provided meals  for the traveling servants.  In addition, J.D. and Gloris opened their home for those in the traveling work. 

Gloris had an infectious smile that would light up a room as she entered. Affectionately known as “Nia” by her family, a term of endearment given to her by her grandson Ron. Nia was selfless, kind, loving, and compassionate.  She was an excellent cook who’s food would bring family and friends together. Two of her greatest qualities were her wisdom and wit. 

She will be dearly missed by her devoted husband of 58 years J.D.  Ware, daughter Yolonda C. Newton Ware-Munnerlyn (William)  and son Curtis D. Ware; grandchildren Ron E. Adkins, Reniesha S.M. Adkins and Natanya D. White; great grandchildren Justin, Jordan, Josiah and Taylor Marie; spiritual daughter Dione A. Collins (Raymond); spiritual grandchildren Robyn C. Collins and Robert M. Collins; sister-in-law Lucille Wornum (Stanley)  a host of nieces, nephews, loving relatives and friends.

Gloris was preceded in death by her parents Elizabeth and James Newton, brother Ardis Newton, Sisters Rita Newton and Jaqueline Newton.

The memorial service of our beloved Wife, Mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend will be held Sunday, February 27, 2022 at 3:30 PM .  Though this is a time of mourning for us all we look forward to her return to life in Jehovah’s new world soon to come.- Revelations 21:5 - And the One seated on the throne said: “Look!  I am making all things new.”  Also he says “Write, for these words are faithful and true.”

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