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 Patsy Ceasar on January 2, 2011
To Rylander, Brenda and Faye,
I am so sorry for your loss,but do know I am praying for you all! There are no words I could say to ease your pain,but time does heal! Gloria will be missed but never forgotten because she will forever live in our hearts! To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord and what a wonderful place to be. May God give you comfort & peace! Love OD & Patsy
Posted by Pearline McMahon on January 1, 2011
To my friend Gloria and family,
I find it so hard to believe that you are gone. You are my trusted friend. I think of the many years we have gone to the bank and sit most of the night counting bowling money. Memories bring great comfort at a time like this but there are times when grief takes over for a while. Rest in peace my friend.
Posted by Brenda Dillon on January 1, 2011
Oh Gloria, it’s a New Year and it’s very difficult to watch others enjoy it when it brings up the void that I feel. Holidays and special anniversaries will be so difficult for me. I continuously find myself intensely reliving the last days we spent together. My heart ache so much my sister, so much, so much, so much.
Posted by Earlene Drayden on January 1, 2011
God Bless you - Trust in God with all you heart and lean not to your own understanding - in all your ways acknowledge HIM and HE will direct your path.
Posted by Lillian Harrington on December 31, 2010
Cornel & Family, my sincere thoughts of sympathy are with you at this time. I pray that all of your wonderful memories will somehow help you get through this. May God Bless You All.
Posted by Bobbie Brown on December 30, 2010
As I reminded you in the e-mail, as you would always to remember to "always put God first", He is a comforter, a healer, wonderful counselor, and only He never makes mistakes. Much love and prayers to you and family. God only picks the prettiest flowers and know that she was plucked for His glory. May Gloria rest now.
Posted by Mary Thomas on December 30, 2010
To my extended family; There is no words that I can say, because I know that all, knew where my heart is when it come to family, Brenda my daughter, Gloria a true friend, a hugg and kiss will be missed on Sat. Alice our friendship started years ago and is still strong even if we do not see each other every day. Cornell and family, Remember God is your strenght.
 Gloria RIP
Posted by Charles Samuels on December 30, 2010
There are no words to ease your pain, so we offering a silent prayer that the lord will draw you near and confort you in the tender way that only He can at this time.
With Sincere Sympathy and Loving Concern

Charles and Savannah Samuels
Posted by Brenda Ross Prevot on December 29, 2010
God creates all fruit and who better to pick the fruit when it is just ripe for picking, otherwise, the fruit can fall off or go bad, so Brenda I know that this is a very sad time, but God knows exactly when to pick the fruit when it is just perfect and ripe. God be with you and your family, as I know you will miss her dearly, but remember that she is not far, but just went home to our Father God
Posted by Mary Jean Lynn on December 29, 2010
Brenda, I am so sorry! God bless you and yours, keep you safe and well!! it’s a beautiful site you’ve prepared for your sister, so warm and welcoming! mj
Posted by Ettore De'Franchi on December 29, 2010
I will remember Gloria. Ciao, Ettore
Posted by Margo Williams on December 29, 2010
My prayers are with you Brenda. What a wonderful memory you have of Gloria. My God's peace surround you and your family.
Posted by Robert Graham on December 29, 2010
Ms. Dillon, my prayers are with you in your time of loss. May God give you and your family comfort in this trying time. May God bless and keep you!
Posted by Cate Thuo on December 29, 2010
Brenda,you and your family are in my prayers. I just looked at the site in memory of your sister and I am so touched. I will pray for you and the family to have the peace of God even after the 3rd. Blessings as you do all that you have to do for the homegoing. Happy belated birthday! I meant to send you a message but time has be going by so first :-) hope you had a great day! Cate
Posted by Sherry Henderson on December 29, 2010
I am sorry for your loss. Your family is in my prayers. Thanks, Sherry
Posted by Cindi Vickers on December 29, 2010
Brenda,I’m so very sorry to hear of your sister’s passing. I’m thinking about you and your family and praying for you. Cindi
Posted by Joyce Bremby on December 29, 2010
Brenda, I am sorry to hear about your sister passing. I know this is a difficult time for you and your family, but please know that I am praying for you to seek peace and rest from our father above. Joyce
Posted by Sandy Duplechaine on December 29, 2010
Brenda, Gloria will be missed but she was and still loved by many. My prayers and condolences goes out to you and your family. I love you, stay strong and GOD bless you all. Sandy
Posted by Rodney Kennedy on December 29, 2010
Brenda, I am sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that you and your family are in my prayers. Earth has no sorry that heaven can't heal.
Posted by Bernadine Sweazie on December 29, 2010
Brenda, I am so sorry for the loss of your sister, but as you are well aware, GOD makes no mistakes. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. Again, you have my deepest sympathy. Until we speak again, take care, and know that God will not put more on us than we can bear. Through all, life and death, He will see you through...Joy cometh in the morning! All the best, Bernie
Posted by David Hankins on December 29, 2010
Dear Brenda, Elizabeth, Maddy and I are deeply sorrow about your loss. We will continue to keep you and your family in our prayers. God bless you and keep you…David
Posted by Michele Vignes on December 29, 2010
Dear Brenda, my deepest sympathy on the loss of your sister. You and your family are in my prayers. Michele
Posted by Rene Williams on December 29, 2010
Mr Cornel, Our love and prayers go out to you and your family in this your time of need, we all know how much you loved your wife and how very much she will be missed by many, you will be in our prayers and we will see you soon, Rene'Williams (crane worldwide)
Posted by Rose Kitchen on December 29, 2010
To the Rylander, Perkins, and Dillion's Families.
My prayers and thoughts are with you in the loss of Gloria. I met Gloria through bowling and she gave the gift of laughter and I am sure dried her share of tears. She left her mark on many lucky lives through the years. In the memories she left, her spirit will shine bright. I know she will be remembered always.
Posted by Khris Wilson on December 29, 2010
Heleva, my thoughts and prayers are with you & your family. Your mom always had a smile & laugh for me anytime I saw her. Her love for you was very apparent and I know this is very difficult for you. Have faith, God will see you through and Ms.Glo is no longer in pain - she's smiling down on you and your family. I love you dearly. Khris
Posted by Kim McArthur-Flores on December 29, 2010
Heaven has gained another beautiful angel! I thank God for the wonderful times my family (my brother Myron) shared with Ms. Rylander. Continue to carry on her legacy Heleva & Jamal through the many blessings she has left here on Earth. I love you and may God's healing power throughout this difficult time protect & keep you all.
Posted by YOLANDA JOHNSON on December 29, 2010
To the Rylander family, I met Ms. Gloria and her husband Cornel many years ago. We bowled against each other for many years until recently when Cornel came to me and asked for my help so Ms. Gloria would't have to bowl each week. I did it because it was her. We spent many Superbowl parties at my house. Now the real party begins. I luv u Ms. Gloria rest baby in peace.
Posted by Kimberly Bearden on December 29, 2010
Hello Brenda, I am very sorry for you & your families loss. I have said a prayer for your sister & your family. God bless! Kimberly
Posted by Janeba Massaquoi on December 29, 2010
Brenda, I will be praying for you and family during these tough times. Put all of your weight and sorrows on Jesus and he will carry your burdens for you. Now is the time to spend the most time talking with God and listening for His voice to see you through this season.
Posted by Lynne Tyer on December 29, 2010
Brenda, you and your family are in my prayers. . .and I am so very sorry for your loss. Lynne
Posted by Caroline Oyedeji on December 29, 2010
Brenda, Please accept my condolences. May your sister's soul rest in perfect peace and may God's love fill our hearts and homes with a gentle peace, the peace that passeth all understanding. I pray that this new year will be a year of renewal, breakthrough and abundance for us all. In Jesus' name I pray. All will be well in our Lord and Master, Jesus' name. Amen. Your Sister in Christ
Posted by Mark Bauer on December 29, 2010
I'll pray ur sis is comfortable. God grants solutions thru his kids; so keep on keepin on. Ur bro thru God Mark
Posted by Lorraine Schmidt on December 29, 2010
Brenda, I am so sorry to hear about your sister. I will pray for you and your family. Lorraine
Posted by Micheal Montalvo on December 29, 2010
Hey Cornel may god give you the strength to deal with losing your other half. The last 9 months i have talked to you on a daily basis and there wasnt one day you didnt mention Gloria and the glorious matrimony yall shared and with your belief and love for god just know she is in a better place now, pain free looking over you sand smiling

                 RIP Gloria Rylander
Posted by Margaret Booze on December 29, 2010
Brenda, Sorry for your loss, I will keep you and your family in my prayers.
Posted by Sharon Halbirt on December 29, 2010
Brenda: My deepest sympathy and prayers are with your family today as you mourn the loss of your sister.
Posted by Jackie Harris on December 29, 2010
Brenda, My prayer for you is:

Isaiah 40:31
31 But those who wait on the LORD will find new strength. They will fly high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.

Number 6:24-27; Jeremiah 29:10-12; 2 Timothy 1:7

Regards, Jack
Posted by David Sydow on December 29, 2010
Brenda, I will keep you and your family in my prayers.
Sincerely, David
Posted by Joanne Ericksen on December 29, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Brenda.
Posted by John Gonzales on December 29, 2010
Brenda, so sorry to hear about your sister, you and your family will be in my prayers.
Posted by Randy Bokemeyer on December 29, 2010
Brenda, I am praying for you and your family. God will get you through this difficult time and you will come out a better person. These are the times in our lives that make us grow stronger and closer to God. It hurts but we all go through it but we seem to get stronger in time. You can do It! In Christ, Randy
Posted by Leslie Woods on December 29, 2010
Brenda and family, you are in my thoughts and prayers. I am saddened to hear of the loss of your sister. I am thinking of you at this difficult time. Sending deepest sympathy. I wish I knew what to say, but words just aren't enough. Leslie
Posted by Alice Campbell on December 29, 2010
Brenda, I have called Rosemary. We are so sorry. She is going to call you. I am at hospital emergency with my Mother ... heart issues that are improved over last few hours. I will check for funeral details and call Rosemary ... we are with you in our hearts and prayers. - Alice
Posted by Yvette Pawnell on December 29, 2010
Bren, you and your family are always in my prayers. I know this is not the ideal time to go through this situation as I encountered the same last year with my grandmother at Thanksgiving and then my Step Father at Christmas so I truly understand your situation right now. One thing we can be sure of is that God is our Keeper, Comforter, and Refuge in a time of remorse and grief.
Posted by Yvette Pawnell on December 29, 2010
No one else can do it and nothing else will heal the hear except the love and comfort of our Jehovah Rahpa!!! I pray that His understand transcends throughout your family where everyone knows that His perfect timing and will shall be done for His purpose alone! As a Christian, we believe, obey, and understand the transition to glory and being with our Master but as Man in the flesh its hard.
Posted by Yvette Pawnell on December 29, 2010
Hold on to God's unchanging hand and know that the Master does have a purpose that will be revealed one step at a time through all your trials. Remain faithful my sister!
Posted by Kelley Rumps on December 29, 2010
My prayers are with you and your family Brenda. God bless.
Posted by Stacy Hansen on December 29, 2010
Brenda, my deepest condolences on the loss of your sister. You put together a beautiful website in her honor and a great place where people can share stories and memories of your sister. God Bless you and your family during this difficult time, Stacy.
Posted by Kenneth Marchal on December 29, 2010
Brenda, know that I'm praying for you & your family. Do you know when & where the funeral will be held? Please let me know...may God comfort you & your family at this difficult time.
Posted by Marvell Gales on December 29, 2010
Good morning Mrs. Brenda, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your sister, I send me deepest condolences to you and your family in your hour of bereavement. Know that I am prayer for you and your family and should you need me for anything please don't hesitate to give me a phone call as I am here for you!

Be blessed,

Warmest Regards,

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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

All God's Children - Gloria!

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!