Gloria Inez DeBouse Harper

January 15, 1939 - June 13, 2022
Gloria Inez DeBouse Harper

Gloria Inez DeBouse Harper, age 83 of Wilmington, NC, sadly passed away at Novant Health/New Hanover Regional Medical Center on the 13th of June, 2022.

Gloria was born in Wilmington on January 15, 1939 to the late Major Leo and Early DeBouse.

Gloria is survived by her daughter Jacquelyn Harper, along with many other family members and friends who loved her dearly. Predeceasing her is her husband James Harper and her daughter Sonya Inez Harper Avery.

There will be a full obituary to come.

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  • July 12, 2022
    Jason Gudasz says:
    Ms Harper was my favorite neighbor I've ever had, such a pure and giving spirit. One time I had leaned my bike against the house of one of our other neighbors, and that neighbor came to my door and started yelling at me. As I went to move my bike, Gloria saw me getting yelled at and could tell the neighbor was being harsh on me. Next thing I know, I hear Gloria out in the street dressing down our neighbor and telling her to leave me alone (at one point Gloria yelled "You don't know me! You don't know me at ALL! But you WILL know me!"). Ever since then I loved Ms Harper, I would come by the porch here and there. Then I got a job working in the film industry in Los Angeles and had to leave town. We wrote eachother while I was in California, but life got the better of me and I eventually fell off writing. A few weeks ago I finally came back to Wilmington for the first time in 9 years and was ready to surprise Gloria at her door, and I was so sad to hear of her passing. I have nothing but love and gratitude that such an extraordinary person walked this earth and that I knew her for a brief time of it. Sending love and prayers to her family.

  • July 01, 2022
    Earl Cotton says:
    Sorry for your loss cousin..you're in our thoughts and prayers.

  • June 30, 2022
    Patience Avery posted an image:
    Always and forever me and you aunta
    Always and forever me and you aunta

  • June 27, 2022
    Rev Jerry Richburg lit a candle:
    Lit since June 27, 2022 at 6:38:15 PM

  • June 26, 2022
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