Snow's Memorial Chapel

746 Cherry Street, Macon, GA


Gloria A. Tanner

December 18, 1931May 5, 2019

Gloria Ann Tanner, 87, passed away on Sunday, May 5, 2019.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 1:00 PM at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Scott Winchel officiating. Burial will be at Macon Memorial Park Cemetery. A Rosary will be held on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 6:00 PM at Snow’s Memorial Chapel, Cherry Street. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church, 830 Poplar Street, Macon GA 31201.

Gloria was born in Macon, Georgia to the late Hillman Bennett and Gladys McKinney Tanner. She was a graduate of Mt. DeSales, Mt. St. Agnes College with a BS in nursing, University of Maryland with a Masters in Nursing, Teachers College Columbia University with a Doctorate of Nursing. Gloria was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. She was a retired Professor from Clemson University.

She is survived by her nieces and nephews, Brenda Tanner Walters, Patricia Parks, Pamela Kent, Stephen Tanner, Edward Tanner, Raymond Tanner, Walter Tanner and Richard Tanner.

Visit www.snowscs.com to express condolences. Snow’s Memorial Chapel, Cherry Street, has charge of the arrangements.


  • She is survived by her nieces and nephews, Brenda Tanner Walters, Patricia Parks, Pamela Kent, Stephen Tanner, Edward Tanner, Raymond Tanner, Walter Tanner and Richard Tanner.

  • St. Joseph Catholic Church


  • Rosary Wednesday, May 8, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Thursday, May 9, 2019


Gloria A. Tanner

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pat smart

May 12, 2019

I was a very new nursing faculty member at Clemson University. Gloria was Chair of the Undergraduate Program---i was having a meeting with her when she explained that in order to be successful in the "tenure-track" at Clemson, one must achieve a terminal degree in your discipline--meaning nursing. I blinked and said but" I'm already "old" (I was in my 30's), I don't know if I can do this" (go back to school to earn my doctoral degree). She looked at me and in a very kind but determined way said "you're going to be alive in 7 years anyway, why not spend the time getting your doctorate---what else are you going to do?" Classic Gloria!! I have used that quote with so many students throughout my career! Thank you, Gloria! She was one of the most influential people in my career. What a loss!!

Emily Gooding

May 11, 2019

To the family of Gloria,
Gloria was our next door neighbor in Clemson many years ago. I remember when she built her house next door to us, and she was such a lovely person. I haven't seen her in many years, but wanted to express our sincere condolences.
Sincerely, Emily and Charlie Gooding

Rosanne Pruitt

May 10, 2019

Gloria was a joy to work with at Clemson. I am sorry for your loss. She was a delightful woman and had much to give over the years. Love to your family. I am sorry for your loss.

Betty T. Ethridge

May 7, 2019

When I was growing up (I am 81 now} Gloria lived on College Place where I lived.She taught me to ride a bicycle when I was about 10 years old. I knew her and her sister and her 2 brothers as neighbors . I knew that Gloria Wanted to be a Nun back then.I was Betty Tarver and I lived on College Place until I entered nurses training at the Macon Hospital School of Nursing in 1956
I will always remember Gloria and Betty.I also remember going to a movie with them one Sunday.That was unusual for me because my father did not believe in going to movies on Sunday: any other day was fine .That was strange since He was not a religious man He did not attend any church . He was baptized Into the LDS Church much later.Gloria seemed to have had a happy and succesful life.

Vivian Younis

May 6, 2019

Will always remember a beautiful, seweet, quiet lady, and our many breakfasts together after mass. She is now resting in God’s arms.🙏