This memorial website was designed and created in the memory of our precious loved one, Gloria Perkins Rylander who was born to Dilcia Brown Perkins and Neal Perkins, Sr. on January 19, 1953 and passed away on December 26, 2010. We will remember her forever and her spirit will live on. This special tribute, for Gloria, is a way to reflect and share the wonderful stories of a woman who selflessly served her life to God, her devoted husband Cornel; her daughter Heleva (Gene); her son Jamal (Marilyn); her grandchildren: Kiauna, Ebony, Jaedon, Joseph, Mason, Imani, Madison, Tanzie, Brandon, Brittany and Darius; her sisters: Ruby Hilliard (Oliver), Alice Snowden (James), Brenda Dillon (Douglas); her brothers: Neal Perkins Jr. and Charles Perkins; her nephews: Undra Jackson (Taneka), Marcus Jackson (Vernice), Jabari Snowden; her nieces: Aisha Adams and Kamaria Snowden. Her brother-in-laws and sister-in-laws: Brenda Williams (Mark), Ronald Rylander (Bobbie), Malika Sabah, Gretchen Dotson (Leonard), Denise Rylander, Jesse Lee Rylander, Jr. (Bea), her maternal nieces, her maternal nephews, her cousins, her friends and her community. Gloria has reached out to so many for so long, our gratitude to her is immeasurable. Please take the time to share your stories, memories, and special moments as a personal way to honor someone so important to us all . . . we love you so much Gloria, but God loves you more. RIP until we come Home!

Homegoing Services: Monday, January 3, 2011 

Holy Trinity Missionary Baptist Church

Dr. Richard Jewel Rose - Pastor/Officiating 

Final Arrangements Entrusted To: Richardson Mortuary  

Posted by Cornel Rylander on March 28, 2011
Hey to my love, my all and all. Baby I put together a collage, but I'm not finished. You know we have over a thousand pictures since we met. Right now I have 5 frames, and nearly 260 pictures on the wall. The first 4 is the 70's and 80's, now the 90'
Posted by Grace Mosley on March 26, 2011
Dear Brenda, Aisha, Faye, and the Rylander Family, I must say that I am DELIGHTED to get another opportunity to light a candle for your love one, Mrs. Gloria Rylander.I am moved to express my feelings of admiration concerning the love you all share.
Posted by Grace Mosley on March 26, 2011
The Love you all share is not just for one another but, for others as they join you all in this life’s journey. Yes, the mountains can be very hard to climb, but our God is there; the valleys can be very low, but again, our God is there also.
Posted by Grace Mosley on March 26, 2011
I strongly urge all of you to continue, to look towards the hills for which cometh our help, for our help, strength and comfort will come from the Lord as well as others.
Posted by Grace Mosley on March 26, 2011
I really enjoyed the photos of Mrs. Gloria Rylander, friends, and family, I felt like I was able to witness a portion of her joyous journey as the years passed by, thank you for this moment of remembrance
Posted by Grace Mosley on March 26, 2011
Continue on UNTIL WE ALL MEET AGAIN ON THE OTHER SIDE WITH THE LORD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Grace Mosley
Posted by Brenda Dillon on March 26, 2011
Gloria, today – March 26, 2011 make three (3) months for you going Home and it doesn’t seem real. Faye and I were talking about you on this past Thursday and it seems like a dream. RIP my sister, love you.
Posted by Cornel Rylander on March 10, 2011
Hello Baby Girl; Sugar Pudding; My Friend; My Partner; My Love. I'm feeling a little better and getting stronger, but I'm still lonely and half empty Gee. Hey check this out honey. Your husband won employee of the month, for Feb. I was so happy and excited when they called my name. You know this is a first for me and I am enjoying everyday of the benefits that come with it. Love you baby.
Posted by Cornel Rylander on March 10, 2011
To The Love Of My Life; Dark and lovely foxy lady. I must share this with you. Crane Worldwide has been very and strong support with me since your home going Gee. From the president down to the last. Financially,spiritually, and personally. I thank the Lord for them. This little light of mine I do let it shine, everyday and everywhere I go. GOD IS GOOD
Posted by Brenda Dillon on March 5, 2011
Gloria, Safe in His Arms - Because the Lord is my shepherd, I have everything I need. He lets me rest in the meadow's grass and He leads me beside the quiet streams, He restoreth my failing health and He helps me to do what honors Him the most; that's why I'm safe, safe in His arms. When the storms of life are raging, and the billows roll; so glad He shall hide me safe in His arms. RIP G!
Posted by Brenda Dillon on March 2, 2011
Hey Gloria, I know that you already know, today has been an extremely rough day for me and I come here for my comfort as I shed my tears. You, Momma and Daddy are in Heaven and there every day is great but here on earth, it's difficult, but like I said, you already know! There's a lot that I need to talk to you about and I will tonight. I love you so much my sister, rest Gloria rest.
Posted by Cornel Rylander on March 2, 2011
Hello my beautiful black queen. Love you baby, and I miss everything about you honey. The little things and the big things. No matter what I was going through you were always there for me. Our love is so wonderful. You're in Heaven showing me some love, and I'm down here still loving you. You are the love of my life sweetheart. Thank You Jesus
Posted by Brenda Dillon on February 27, 2011
Hey Gloria, I went to the bowling alley (Saturday) for the first time since you went home and I know you were happy that I bowled in your spot! The team was so happy to finally win 4 games. Doug went to work and I went to spend the night at Esh's house and I saw you clearly in my dream telling me to come and give you a hug. Wow, I sat straight up . . . it seemed so real! RIP my sister.
Posted by Cornel Rylander on February 21, 2011
I love you, I love you, I love you, I love you, I love you. The Late Sam Cook, on one of his records sweetheart. I know there was no doubt in your mind, how much I loved you and you loving me. I'm lonely for you honey, but I'm a little better and holding on to the sweet memories. Doing the best I can Gee. I'll write a letter to you one day this week. Thank You Jesus for sending to me the love of m
Posted by Lena Dathorne on February 16, 2011
Brenda, I just received the news about the passing of your sister. I am very sorry to hear this sad news. My prayer is that you and your family find peace and comfort.
Posted by Alex Smith on February 14, 2011
Brenda, thank you for sharing this site and thanks for the Valentine's Day greeting. I must honestly say you never forget the special days and my birthday. I am so sorry for your family's loss and pray that God continues to strenghten you all. Beautiful memorial, take care my sister in Christ.
Posted by Darthester Hall on February 14, 2011
Brenda, I just received the news about your sister Gloria. I am sorry to hear about her passing and cannot imagine your loss. But know that God sees, He knows and He understand. Praying for your family's comfort, peace and strength in the Lord.
Love, Darthester Hall
Posted by Brenda Dillon on February 14, 2011
Happy Valentine's Day my dear sister; Cornel and I visited your gravesite on yesterday and it was so peaceful and beautiful. I was glad to see that the VA Cemetery had your headstone up already. It's beautiful, rest in peace my sister, love ya Brenda.
Posted by Brenda Dillon on February 12, 2011
Hey Gloria, stopping by to let you know that Jabari passed his physical agility test for the Houston Fire Department; he also passed on the family being there to cheer him on but we know you, Momma, Daddy, Mr. Snowden, David Lee and all the other family angels were there. Jay is one step closer to accomplishing his dream of becoming a Houston Firefighter. Love ya sis, talk to you soon, Brenda
Posted by Cornel Rylander on February 6, 2011
I miss you honey; I miss everything about you. At the same time, I cannot thank God enough for choosing me for you and you for me. He has truly blessed the both of us and we have lived as one. We have had so much fun together my beauty queen and I have the pictures and the memory to hold on to. There is only one that I love more than I love you baby, and his name is JESUS our Lord.
Posted by Brenda Dillon on February 3, 2011
My sister, I'm sitting here listening to Praise 92.1 and thinking of you. My heart is heavy but God is a comforter. Missing you . . . loving you . . . Brenda
Posted by Corte B Adams (Lutalo) on January 30, 2011
To the Rylander and Perkins Family, may God continue to bless you all is my prayer. Thank you Gloria for watching my baby (Aisha) until she was of age to start school. My heart is very heavy because of Gloria's homegoing and I lost someone who was like a sister to me.
Posted by Brenda Dillon on January 26, 2011
Gloria, you went "home" to be with the Lord one month today and I'm trying to cope as best as I can. God continues to give me strength during this difficult time. There is no book or manual that could have possibly prepared me for this. I love you, RIP sister.
Posted by Lois Warren on January 21, 2011
To Cornel, The Rylander Family, and sister Brenda.
It seem has though it was just yesterday when I head Gloria had past. Gloria will surely be missed. Thanks for sharing this beatiful tribute of her life. My prayers will contiune to be with you and your family.
Your, Friend and Fellow Bowler, Emmitt and Lois Warren
Posted by Maria Robledo on January 20, 2011

I know how much you loved your sister. She was like a mother to you. It is so lovely of how you express your self of your sister. My deespest Sympathy go out to you and your family. i wish one day I could hear and talk about my sisters like the way you do.
Posted by Brenda Dillon on January 19, 2011
Happy Birthday Gloria, it has truly been a difficult time; still can't believe you are gone. I love you and miss you so much. Your baby sister, Brenda
Posted by Diane Wood on January 15, 2011
I am sorry for your loss.
Posted by Felix Braggs on January 15, 2011
Brenda, My thoughts and prayers offer you and your extended family strength at this difficult time. The website tribute is simply beautiful and is a testimony of the love you had for your sister. Best regards, Felix Braggs
Posted by Louella Guidry on January 15, 2011
This is very beautiful. My prayers are with you and Family.
Posted by Dedra Berard on January 11, 2011
Brenda, my heart goes out to you as well as my prayers for you and your family Remember this is a new life to celebrate with our Father in Heaven I really can feel how much your sister is LOVE
Posted by Ginny Penzell on January 6, 2011
I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers. Ginny
Posted by VELMA ESCAMILLA on January 5, 2011
Heleva, I had the pleasure of hearing about the love you had for your mother and know that there isn't much people can say to comfort your loss. Although I did not personally know your mother I know she meant the world to you and your beautiful daughters. Know that you and your family are in my prayers and I pray that God oversee each one of you.
Posted by Carolyn Lowe on January 5, 2011
Cornel, I'm sure the pain you are feeling seems unbearable. The love you and Gloria shared as a couple was evident in your behavior and on your faces. What a great love!!!!! You made sure that she knew without a doubt that she was your everything and she assured you of the same. Gloria's love lives on in your heart as well as the hearts of her entire family.
Posted by Carolyn Lowe on January 5, 2011
She sat such an amazing example for us all of how to live through pain with dignity, grace and love. We will continue to pray for your strength through this sorrowful time. God will see you through as well as your family.
Posted by Alberta Harris on January 5, 2011
Brenda, I am so sorry to here that your sister has passed away, May God keep you and Gloria's family in his grace and give you peace during the days ahead. Alberta
Posted by Tanika Moore on January 3, 2011
T-Gloria, it has truly been a pleasure having you as a part of my life. I enjoyed the moments of sitting there with you and my Mother listening to stories, gossiping, and laughing about different events. My Mother, the Morris family, and I will sincerely miss you, but we understand that you grew weary and just needed to rest your head on the Lord's bosom.
Love you T-Glo, Tanika (Tan)
Posted by Paralee Shivers on January 3, 2011
Cornell and Family, I know your heart is heavy...God is faithful. Find confort in His Word, Family and Friends. Greg and I will continue to lift you in prayer. Continue to cherish the wonderful memories Gloria made with you and your family. In Christ, Paralee and Greg Shivers
Posted by James Hardy, Jr. on January 3, 2011
Posted by Shahla Hosseini on January 3, 2011
Brenda, I am very sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family and I am sure she is in peace and watching over you and the family. Love Shahla
Posted by Dianne Travis on January 3, 2011
Hello Brenda, I would like to offer my condolences on the passing of your sister. This is a difficult time for you and your family, and I pray you find the support and comfort you need. With sympathy, Dianne
Posted by Sheila Whiting on January 3, 2011
Beautiful! Rest in knowing that she is with our Father! God Bless you and your Family!
Posted by Angela Johnson on January 3, 2011
Brenda, I am sorry to hear of your sister's passing. I am praying for you and your family that God will be everything that you need Him to be.
Posted by Cathy Harris on January 3, 2011
To the Rylander Family, I pray that God comfort you all during this time of sorrow. I am praying for your entire family.
Posted by Dr. Eric Anthony Joseph on January 2, 2011
Brenda - We will keep you all in our prayers during this time my sister.
Posted by Zainabu Berete on January 2, 2011
Zak, I'm so sorry to hear about your sister. My prayers to you and the family.
Posted by Patricia Adams-Turner on January 2, 2011
Brenda, please know I'm sorry for the loss of your sister, Stay strong and your faith is going to help during this stressful time.
Posted by Donna Conners on January 2, 2011
Brenda, I so sorry to hear about your sister! My thoughts and prayers are with you. I know she is in a wonderful place. Thinking of you in my daily prayers. Take care, Donna
Posted by J'Antae Hall on January 2, 2011
I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. May God grant you and your entire family peace during this difficult time. --J'Antae
Posted by Henry Glover on January 2, 2011
Brenda, sorry to hear of your sister homegoing. I'm sure you will miss her. Will be praying for you and your family. God bless you. Henry
Posted by YOLANDA JOHNSON on January 2, 2011
Well,Ms. Gloria it is time for us to say goodbye tomorrow, but only for now. I know we all meet again. You will be there with that smile on your face telling us it's ok. Rest in peace until we meet again. Luv u
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Shared by Cornel Rylander on April 2, 2014

Hello My Love; I am so thankful that Our Lord chose you to be my wife and for me to be your husband. We talked about this early in our marriage. And we knew this was done before we was born. Our togetherness came from heaven, and I can't thank God enough. We serve an awesome God, Amen. What came with the marriage is all of your family, and all of my family. I'll always love Neal and Dilcia Perkins, and all your sisters and brothers. As you loved mama and mother, and all of your sister and brother in laws to the end, and even in heaven. Baby Love you are not with me physically, but you'll always be with me in the spirit of the Lord. Not one day pass without you on my mind and in my heart. I'm crying right now sweetheart, but I'm going to be okay. I love you so much, and you're loving me. that I know. God has blessed us with two wonderful children. I remember as they was becoming young adults, we told them we want grandkids. Well Heleva answered with three girls and Jamal with three boys and one girl. Hey they came through by the grace of God. Jamal and Heleva resemble you Gee in so many ways, and I am so thankful to call them my children. Baby the grand children are growing so fast, and all seven are beautiful. They keep me going. Kiauna is in her second year in the army, and now she's working at StarBucks. The other six are growing like trees, and getting tall, expecially Jaedon and Ebony. All of them are doing good in school, and I know the parents is pleased with that. Sugar pudding, next month will be eleven years for me working at Crane World Wide. I recall in 2008 when I informed you that this will be the last company I'll work for. God gets the glory, for it is the Lord that's ordering my steps. I will be lost without Him, amen. Not only at the work place but my entire life since I've been on this earth. I'm planning to resign at the end of next year. It's time for me to relax some and enjoy the time I have remaining Gee. I'll draw my social security and get Amazing Plants and Silk Trees going again. You know that's somthing I enjoy doing. I thank God for the love He has given me, and I love so many. Our family is large and I love them all. That includes nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncle, daughter in law, son in law, brother in law, sister in law, all of my sisters and brothers. Not only do I love them all, I pray for all of these and many more. Everyone needs prayer. The world is wicked, but we are Gods children and He will keep the danger away from us. For Our Lord Jesus is our protecter, The Way The Truth and The Light. amen Thank You Jesus. I miss you Gloria Yvonne Rylander, but I have to stay strong baby and continue to keep moving for the Lord as He gives me strength from day to day. Love Always and a Day Glo

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Shared by Brenda Dillon on May 7, 2013

Gloria, I wanted you to see this beautiful figurine that is displayed in the cabinet with the rest of my All God's Children Collection. This one, "Gloria" is the most important one because she has your name, your beauty, your radiance, your innocence and your humbleness to God! This one is for you Gloria . . . I love you so much and God knows how much we miss you . . . RIP my love . . . until we are together again . . . Rest Gloria Rest!

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Shared by Brenda Dillon on January 19, 2012

Hello my beautiful sister . . . I am stopping by to say Happy 59th Birthday and to let you know that a day doesn't go by and I not think of you. Everyone misses you so much but we know that you are now at peace. Rest my sweet sister, rest!