Aycock Funeral Home & Hillcrest Memorial Gardens

6026 North US Highway 1, Fort Pierce, FL


Gloria V Yates

December 19, 1926March 6, 2020
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Gloria V. Yates passed away peacefully on Friday, March 6, 2020 in Fort Pierce, Florida at the age of 93. She was born in Akron, Ohio to William Schneckenburger and Barbara Stell Schneckenburger on Sunday, December 19, 1926. Gloria had three sisters and four brothers. In 1941, she lived in Washington, DC where she met and married the late Edward A. Yates. They raised their family in Maryland. She worked many jobs and retired in 1993 as an accountant at the University of Maryland in College Park prior to moving to Florida. Gloria loved the Order of the Eastern Star and was a member for 58 years. She was also a member of the Order of the Amaranth. Was twice Worthy Matron of Ruth Chapter #7, Hyattsville, Maryland and held several offices in Ruth Chapter #7, Fort Pierce, Florida. Gloria liked old familiar hymns and enjoyed playing them on the piano. She was an expert seamstress, a Master Gardner in St. Lucie County, Florida and a Lakewood Park Homemakers member. Our beloved mother is survived by son William (Lynda) Yates of Fort Pierce, Florida; two daughters, Barbara (Gustave Jr.) Comeyne of Port Charlotte, Florida and Katherine (Sidney) Thibodeau of Nottingham, New Hampshire; five grandchildren and five great grandchildren. You will be in our hearts forever.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.aycock-hillcrest.com for the Yates family.


  • Visitation Tuesday, March 17, 2020
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, March 17, 2020
  • Committal Service Tuesday, March 17, 2020


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Patti Silvas

March 18, 2020

My memories of Gloria go back 60 years, and then to just a few years ago. While a child growing up in a Riverdale, Maryland neighborhood, the Yates’ were our next door neighbors. What I remember about Gloria was that her home was always immaculate (ours was a disaster), and she was in the kitchen a lot. I remember a large garden and bunny rabbits! I also remember that you didn’t want to make her mad! Moving forward 60 years, the sweetest memory was our mothers visiting each other and enjoying a good laugh 😀❤️

Meg (Taylor) Morris

March 18, 2020

So many wonderful family memories with Aunt Gloria and our cousins. I remember our parents loving to get together to play Canasta, Ocean City, Sunday get-togethers, just to name a few. Mostly I will remember her infectious laugh, her beautiful smile, and her kindness. She will be missed.
Know that we are thinking of you with love and prayers dear cousins.

Barbara Comeyne

March 17, 2020

Dear Mom,
I have memories of Sunday school and church, coming home after elementary school to the smell of your homemade potato chips, seeing you in the kitchen summertime canning vegetables from our garden, miles you drove to practices and parades when Kathy and I were in majorettes, and activities when I was in Job’s Daughters. You instilled in Bill, Kathy and me values and morals for which I am grateful.
I will forever appreciate and love you.

Love you much! Sissy

Gustave Comeyne, Jr.

March 17, 2020

To my Mother-in Law
I married your wonderful daughter, Barbara on May 9, 2009, so I did not know you as well as the rest of your family. But we had a wonderful trip to Germany in late 2010. I saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be, so now may you rest in peace.

Katherine Yates Thibodeau

March 16, 2020

Occasionally, I would make up a “roses are red”- poem for my Mom. Her middle name is Violet, she didn’t care for it, but I thought it was special and it always reminded me of the poem phrase.

Roses are red
Violets are blue…
I thank God
for you, Mom
You have always
loved your children
As He has loved us, too.

God has wrapped
his arms around you,
And held your hand securely
Just as you have done
for my 65 years,
my sister’s 70 years,
my brother’s 71 years
We have been blessed.

May the angels in heaven-
send down to earth
Reminders of your love
for your children

I love you Mom,
to the moon and back.
I will see you in my dreams and miss you dearly.
Kathy ❤️

Rache Cote

March 16, 2020

I remember snuggling with Grammy growing up, drawing her pictures that she loved and skipping the beaches on spring break in college to visit with the most sweetest Grandmother ever!

Will Thibodeau

March 16, 2020

Gloria was my grandmother. We drove as a family every year during spring break from school to visit her at her home in Maryland. I remember her house being very cozy with many pictures of family around the house. I’m not sure if this was particularly important to her, but I distinctly remember a poem and picture hanging on the wall showing footprints in the sand:

One night I dreamed a dream.
As I was walking along the beach with my Lord.
Across the dark sky flashed scenes from my life.
For each scene, I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand,
One belonging to me and one to my Lord.

After the last scene of my life flashed before me,
I looked back at the footprints in the sand.
I noticed that at many times along the path of my life,
especially at the very lowest and saddest times,
there was only one set of footprints.

This really troubled me, so I asked the Lord about it.
"Lord, you said once I decided to follow you,
You'd walk with me all the way.
But I noticed that during the saddest and most troublesome times of my life,
there was only one set of footprints.
I don't understand why, when I needed You the most, You would leave me."

He whispered, "My precious child, I love you and will never leave you
Never, ever, during your trials and suffering.
When you saw only one set of footprints,
It was then that I carried you."

She had a great back yard that we would play in and picked up these very prickly round things that fell out of her trees. When she visited us in New Hampshire, I remember a time when I noticed that she had cut off the bottom of a cream or lotion to get out the last drop. Although it’s difficult to remember all the details, I remember her talking about growing up in a time when things were difficult, and discarding the small remaining amount was wasteful. I wonder how difficult the times were for her growing up as a kid, and how strong she was to get through it. I’m going to miss her very much. Grammy, I love you.

Sidney Thibodeau

March 16, 2020

Gloria Yates was my mother-In-Law for over 46 years. She raised three children and did a very fine job. They are all responsible adults today. Gloria lived mostly in a city throughout her life. When i was stationed in Alaska with my wife, Gloria came to see her daughter and i. We toured (camped) around the interior of Alaska. We were all young then and that women, my mother-In-Law was a real Trooper. A city girl in the wild. Gloria had often talked to my wife and I about the memories when we were all young and those memories will always be with us. God Bless You Gloria