Florence, SC … Gloria Faye Pritchard Thorp, age 82, died on Monday, April 18, 2022, at her residence.
Born in Sumter, SC, she was the daughter of the late Clarence Pritchard and the late Lila Ruth Hodge Pritchard. Gloria was a 1960 graduate of the McLeod School of Nursing and served her community as a registered nurse for 50 years. She was a 50-year member of the Order of the Amaranth where she served as a past Grand Royal Matron from 2007-2008. Gloria was also an active member of the White Shrine of Jerusalem, Charleston Chapter 4 and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Hilcrest-Dalzell Chapter. Gloria was a long-time member of Providence Baptist Church.
She is survived by; three sons, Mark “Tony” Howell and his wife Delle of Florence, Jon Paul Howell and his wife Wendy of Summerton and David “Andy” Howell and his wife Tonya of Columbia; a sister, Mildred P. Hensley and her husband William “Bud” of Sumter; special friend, Robert E. Thorp of Camden and nine grandchildren, Michael Howell, Kathryn Howell, Jon Paul Howell II, Daniel Robert Howell, Robert Ellis and his wife Ashley, Christopher Sawyer, Sara Howell, Cole Howell and Meredith Howell.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother and two sisters.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 23, 2022, at 2:00 pm in the Bullock Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Wayne McElveen officiating. Interment will follow the service in the Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery.
A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service on Saturday, April 23, 2022, from 1:00-2:00 pm at Bullock Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association, 107 West Park Blvd., Suite 220, Columbia, SC 29210.
You may go to www.bullockfuneralhome.com and sign the family’s guest book.
The family has chosen Bullock Funeral Home of Sumter for the arrangements.