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4955 Pine Street, Beaumont, TX

OBITUARY

Gloria Jane Furr

May 18, 1932January 3, 2020
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Gloria Jane Furr, age 87, of Silsbee, Texas passed away on Friday January 3, 2020. Gloria was born May 18, 1932 in Kaufman, Texas to Mary Etta (Daugherty) Smith and Sidney Lee Smith. Her mother passed when she was 3 yrs old, and her dad passed when she was 14. Gloria's 2 sisters Pearl and Dorothy and a brother Benny were responsible for raising her. She graduated from High School where she was a majorette in the marching band. In 1956, she married Glenn William Furr in Kaufman. They soon moved to Beaumont where they raised their family, Richard, Robert, Lisa, Glenda and Sharon. They were members of the Amelia Baptist Church and had many friends.

Gloria is survived by; son Robert Tharp of The Colony, Texas; daughter Lisa Jane (Furr) Anderson of Kountze, Texas; and daughter Sharon (Furr) Cox of Lufkin, Texas.

Gloria was preceded in death by; husband Glen William Furr, son Richard Charles Tharp and daughter Glenda Ann (Furr) Beard; father Sidney Lee Smith and mother Mary Etta (Daugherty) Smith; brother Willis Alfred Smith; brother Harvey Lee Smith; sister Pearl Wade; brother Cline L. Smith; brother Phalba Smith; brother Sidney Lee Jr. Smith; sister Dorothy Ferrell and brother Benton M. Smith.

Gloria Jane was a loving mother who always put her kids first. She also loved to paint. She found inspiration for her art in post cards, magazines, books and life itself. With no formal training, she taught herself the art and technique of oil painting beautiful scenes of flowers, trees, mountains, still life and the world around her. These paintings are a part of the many treasured memories she left with us.

Gloria Jane loved her rose garden, and her favorite flower was an Iris of any color.

Grandkids, 9 grandkids who would make her eyes and heart sparkle. She truly loved her grandkids and loved spending time with each and every one of them, and talking about them when speaking to friends and family. Gloria Jane loved to smile, laugh, and enjoyed bragging about her family. She was truly proud of who each of her children have become.

A gathering of family and friends for Gloria will be held Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 1:00 PM at Forest Lawn Funeral Home, 4955 Pine, Beaumont, Texas 77703. A burial will occur Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 2:00 PM. A celebration of Gloria's life will occur Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 2:00 PM at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, 4955 Pine, Beaumont, Texas 77703.

Serving as pallbearers are Robert Cox, Charles Cox, Cody Swor Jr., Michael Dahl, Robert Tharp Jr and Robert Tharp.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.forestlawnmpfh.com for the Furr family.

  • FAMILY

  • Sidney Lee Smith, Father (deceased)
  • Mary Etta (Daugherty) Smith, Mother (deceased)
  • Willis Alfred Smith, Brother (deceased)
  • Harvey Lee Smith, Brother (deceased)
  • Pearl Wade, Sister (deceased)
  • Cline L. Smith, Brother (deceased)
  • Phalba Smith, Brother (deceased)
  • Sidney Lee Jr. Smith, Brother (deceased)
  • Dorothy Ferrrell, Sister (deceased)
  • Benton M. Smith, Brother (deceased)
  • Richard Charles Tharp, Son (deceased)
  • Robert Tharp, Son
  • Lisa Jane (Furr) Anderson, Daughter
  • Glenda Ann (Furr) Beard, Daughter (deceased)
  • Sharon (Furr) Cox, Daughter
  • Glenn William Furr, Husband (deceased)
  • Gloria Jane also leaves behind 9 Grandkids and 12 Great Grand Kids.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Robert Cox
  • Charles Cox
  • Cody Swor Jr.
  • Michael Dahl
  • Robert Tharp
  • Robert Tharp Jr.

Services

  • A Gathering of Family and Friends Wednesday, January 8, 2020
  • Celebration of Gloria's Life Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Memories

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Heather Swor

January 9, 2020

I sure am gonna miss our visits we've been having, the fingernail painting, bringing you those little powdered donuts & eating ice cream but I know you're feeling much better being out of that bed. Plus your getting to spend time with papa Glenn & Aunt Glenda again so I know your having a great time & that makes me smile. I love you so much granny Jane & I feel so honored to have those last moments with you! You will always be loved dearly & remembered with all the memories you've left us with. Thank you for every smile, laugh, joke, tear & special moments you gave us! I love you granny Jane always & forever 💖

Joyce Cox

January 6, 2020

Jane, what wonderful memories we have of our time together. as we enjoyed being with our shared grandchildren and their antics. Your humor and laughter was uplifting. I admired your gift of painting what you saw in nature. You were so talented in so many ways and inspiring in others. We will miss seeing your beautiful smile among us....until we meet again, my friend.

Cindy Duck

January 6, 2020

Aunt Jane I don't think there is enough room here to share all the wonderful memories I have of you and Uncle Glenn and all the years of fun! My life is so much better having had you in it. Your beautiful smile and infectious laugh will be with me forever! I know that Glenn, your kids Glenda and Richard, your Mom and Dad, and all your Brothers and Sisters who went before you were there to greet you when you arrived. What a heavenly celebration! I have loved you forever and cherish every moment! God bless you and hold you close! Rest in peace sweet Aunt Jane. You've earned it! Love Andy and Cindy.

Michelle Tormos

January 5, 2020

Goodbye Granny Jane. Thank you for leaving me with wonderful childhood memories of the times we spent together.

I know Papa Glen, Aunt Glenda, Uncle Richard, Luke and all those we’ve lost before you will take your hand and guide you through your journey to heaven.

I’ll remember your laugh always.

Love, Michelle

Dwain Cox

January 5, 2020

Thank you Jane, for being there for me. I'll treasure all of our talks, laughs, jokes, and the time we had with family. I know you are enjoying a long awaited family reunion with Glenn and Glenda.

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Biography

Written by my mom, Gloria Jane Furr. Sat. Oct. 10, 1992

Thoughts from the Heart. Lisa, Sharon and All My Loved Family. Life, being so uncertain only God knows. I'm 60 years old, and it has been a long and happy life. The good times outweigh the hard times. I suppose my happiest times were when all my children were all still at home so very young. I remember days when I would look around at my children, watching T.V, and I would think to myself, one day they would be out on their on. I dreaded that day as most mothers do. But each of you have found your place in this world, and that makes me happy with a full heart. I surely Thank the Lord for all my Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren. I Love each and every one of them equally. Thank You Dear Lord for giving us Sara to know and Love. Each time I see her sweet smile, I realize just how special life is. So Precious. When my job here is completed, I will start a new life on the other side. You'll Miss me at first, please don't forget. Move on with your life, for I'm with my Savior. I'll join Daddy (Glenn William Furr), and my precious Glenda (Glenda Ann Furr). For all passing before me, we will be joined in Heaven. With all my Love, Jane Furr