Gloria Miller Crowell

December 10, 1942 - March 5, 2014
Gloria Miller Crowell

Gloria Miller Crowell, age 71 of Wilmington, passed away at home Wednesday, March 5, 2014.
Gloria was a true Southern lady with a love for God, family and friends.

She is survived by two sons Michael Keith Crowell, spouse Sarah, James Kenneth Crowell, spouse Kim, two grandsons Conner and Gavin, step-sister Sandra Bower and father Henry “Little Bit” Phillips. She was preceded in death by her mother Lillian ‘Lil’ Phillips and Grandmother Annie “Big Mama” Stanford. Gloria was very involved in her sons and grandsons sports and school activities.

Gloria retired as a department secretary of the marine lab at UNCW after serving faithfully for 31 years.
She was a member and volunteer of the Does, The Eastern Stars, Red Hatters, Ladies Auxiliary, and many more. She also had a passion for and graciously donated to animal rights, domestic violence shelters, and the American Lung Association.
The family is grateful to her loving friends for the many prayers, visits, cards and care.

Flowers are welcome and memorials donations may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation or the New Hanover County Humane Society.

The memorial service will be held 2:00 PM, Sunday March 9, 2014 at Wilmington Funeral Chapel.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099


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  • March 09, 2014
    The Hoffman Family says:
    My heart goes out to Mike, Sarah, James, Kim, Conner, Gavin, Granddaddy and all of Gloria's friends. I'm so sorry for your loss. I hope you can find joy during this difficult time by remembering the good times you've shared with Gloria over the years. I'm so grateful my sister married into such a loving family. Love, Megan, Steven, & Josephine

  • March 09, 2014
    Ana says:
    I am so sorry for your loss. Although, I do not know your family personally, I would like to share some encouraging thoughts from the Bible. The Bible provides comfort during these difficult times. Revelation 21:3-4 states, And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away. Very soon now, we will never experience losing our loved ones in death. May these words give you a new hope.

  • March 12, 2014
    Gloria Willis says:
    Gloria and I met when our younger sons were in third grade and we were grademothers. We remained friends for the next 36 years. She was one of the best and most loyal friends I've ever had. We worked hard on several "causes," and we had lots of fun over the years. She was strong in her Christian beliefs and devoted to her family and friends. May God comfort you all in knowing that she is now at peace in her Heavenly Home.

  • March 07, 2014
    Pat Harmon says:
    I met Gloria years ago from the Bowling Alley. Once I quit bowling I did not see her again until 2 years ago. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary #532 of the Wilmington Elks Club. She has gone through a lot in the 2 years that I have know her, and always had high hopes to have a full recovery to be back in good health. I have prayed for her and her family. She will be missed by all.

  • March 07, 2014
    James Merritt says:
    Gloria was a very special lady, a dedicated employee and a wonderful person. She was always willing to go out of her way to be helpful to others and to ensure that the best results were acheived in whatever she did. I extend my deepest sympathy to her family on this sad occasion. James and Sue Merritt