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 Cynthia Edwards on December 29, 2010
sorry for your loss, I will keep you and her family in prayer.
Posted by Craig Inabnet on December 29, 2010
Brenda: Your family and you are in our prayers.
Posted by Hazel Philson on December 29, 2010
Hi Brenda, Gloria will truly be missed and I can’t imagine how you and Rylander are handling this. Please tell Ry we are truly sorry for his lost. She was a great person. You don’t meet many of her kind. Talk to you soon, Hazel and Charles.
Posted by Diane Edmiston on December 29, 2010
Brenda, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your sister. Although we know she is now with her Saviour and in a better place it is still painful to feel the physical loss of her. She is now an angel on your shoulder and there whenever you need her. I will keep you and your family in my prayers and hope the coming days will be easier..All my love,Diane
Posted by Cindy Dunn on December 29, 2010
Hi Brenda, I am so sorry to hear of your sister’s passing; I’m sure you will miss her greatly. Thanks for sharing the poem about her and her love for bowling with me; it was very touching. My prayers are with you and your family.
Posted by Jim Steckel on December 29, 2010
Brenda, prayers/condolences on your loss. It is difficult, and you'll be able to come back strong and I wish you the best in being able to cope with those difficulties. Please also know that there are many out here in this wonderful ministry who share in your loss and who remain ready to continue to support you in all you are dealing with. All the best.
Posted by Nancy Oncken on December 29, 2010
Dear Brenda, I am so sorry to hear about your sister's passing. I know this must be a very difficult time for you and your family, especially during the holidays. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Nancy
Posted by Marilyn Howard Jones on December 29, 2010
Brenda, I am sorry to hear of your sister's passing. I am praying for you and family. Please let me know if there is anything else needed at this time. Your memorial site is beautiful. God cares. Marilyn
Posted by Ann Jackson on December 29, 2010
Brenda, I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. I know this is a tough time for you. God is good and will get you through this. God's arms are around you at this time of grief.
Posted by Sharon Bailey on December 29, 2010
Cornell, I am so Sorry to hear of your wifes passing, you are in my heart and prayer.
Sharon Bailey
Posted by Wanda Texada on December 29, 2010
To the family of Gloria Rylander and the Perkins...Just know that God never makes a mistake. Look to the hills from whence cometh your help and just know that all of your help will come from the Lord. She is in HIS hands.
Posted by Karen McMillan on December 29, 2010
Brenda, our prayers are with you and your family. Let us know if you need anything. Eric and Karen McMillan
Posted by Kathy Allen on December 29, 2010
My Dear Sister Brenda,
God is just so awesome. When things appear so hard to understand, just look up and remember that it's God's plan. I lost my sister last year to cancer around this time. My joy is in knowing that she is with the Lord. Cherish those rich memories of the calmness, caring and all the love that your sister shared with others and gain strenght from them. God bless you.
Posted by Andrea Bowie on December 28, 2010
Our condolences go out to the Rylander family and friends. I'll always remember her smile that she greeted me with whenever I saw her. May you rest in peace!
Posted by Marsha Bellinger on December 28, 2010
I met Ms. Gloria thur bowling and come to love her as Aunt Gloria, everytime I saw her she had a smile on her face. You will be missed but never forgotten, God needed another rose in his garden and choose you. My prayer goes out to the family.
Posted by Grace Mosley on December 28, 2010
May the awesome God we serve be with you all during this difficult time of loss. I pray that the memories in your heart remain until we all meet again, ON THE OTHER SIDE WITH THE LORD. Grace Mosley, a friend of Faye, Aisha, and Brenda Dillon, be strengthen and be at peace, my friends.
Posted by Darrell Williams on December 28, 2010
Brenda, all I can say is "GOD KNOWS". He saw fit to share your sister with you for many years but now he wanted her to come HOME. Stay strong and remember He never gives us more than we can handle. I like to look at it as I now have another Angel that has my back. We Love you and never doubt that!.  Love Darrell, Brenda and Lauryn Williams
Posted by Brenda Dillon on December 27, 2010
To my big sister, it’s amazing how 54 years has passed, we are all adults now, gone our separate ways but the common denominator will always be the love that our family has. I sit here thinking about growing up and all the fun times we had, I think about how humble you were and that I have never seen you mad. Gloria I can’t believe you are “Gone Too Soon” rest on our Father’s bosom, rest Sis rest.
Posted by JEROME WEST on December 27, 2010
Posted by LARRY PAYNE on December 27, 2010
Posted by Theodore Big Man Hill on December 27, 2010
To my extended family hold on to Glo’s memories knowing that we all will reunite with her one day. I am so lost for words but I say farewell my Friend, until we meet again. Family members, friends hold on to the memories forever and ever. My thoughts and prayers are continuously with you and may God bless you all is my prayer. Big Man (Mr. Hill)
Posted by Bessie Cockrell on December 27, 2010
To the family: God is in control of our lives and everything in heaven and in the earth. We are the works of His hand, we belong to Him. He will never leave us nor forsake us. Put your trust in Him and He will direct your path. "Call upon Him and be still and know that He is GOD." When you are weak, God will show Himself strong on your behalf.
Posted by Bessie Cockrell on December 27, 2010
Oscar and I are praying for you, that God be with you as you go through this most grievous hour. Love Oscar and Bessie
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Posted by Brenda Dillon on January 25, 2020
My dearest sister . . . it's been nine long and challenging years and I miss you so much! Christmas and holidays have never been the same. Although I created this memorial site, it's still hard for me to visit and leave messages . . . I would have thought that it would become easier as the years come and go but it has become more difficult. I miss you so tremendously but I know that we will meet again. Love ya sis . . . RIP Gloria!
Posted by Mz. Pooh . on January 19, 2020
Hey Auntie it Boo Boo (Aisha). I can't help but wonder if you know that I miss you dearly. I have two kids now that you would just love on as well as your grandbabies. I believe that your here with us all. Watch over everyone please. Tell Maw-Maw, Paw-Paw and Uncle Ray I love them. They are missed too. I just wanted to wish you a Heavenly Happy Birthday Auntie.
Posted by Ebony Hights on January 19, 2018
Happy Birthday my love ❤️ I’m sorry I didn’t come see you as much as I should’ve in 2017 & I promise to do better granny! I love talking to you wherever I am just reminiscing on great times with you. I remember when you would always make sure I kept up with my games on the computer lol & if I didn’t you would log in and do it for me. Wow I miss your sweet voice and how soothing you kept everyone! You are one of a kind and NEVER forgotten. I love you to pieces
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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!

Happy Birthday Sis!

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!