Collins-McKee-Stone Funeral Home

109 Broad Street, Martinsville, VA


Gloria Craddock

September 25, 1943July 1, 2020

Mrs. Gloria Craddock departed this life to transition to her home in heaven on July 1, 2020, after a courageous and long fight with cancer. She was 77 years old. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Eldean Lovell; sister, Rose Marie Daniels and her husband, Charles Craddock, with whom she was devoted to as they shared life together for 45 years.

Gloria was a retired teacher, having taught in the public school system of Charlotte County as well as Middle College Program at Patrick Henry Community College. She taught and touched many lives positively and it was her passion in life to do so. She was a member of Mt. Olivet Christian Church in Martinsville.

Gloria will always be remembered for her generous spirit, and the love she shared with her husband, Charles, and will be missed by her family and many friends. Her life inspired and touched many others as they faced various trials and obstacles she helped them to overcome.

She is survived by one brother, Edwin Harrison Lovell, of Martinsville; daughter Karen Craddock Pence and husband Jim of Martinsville; sons, Joseph “Jay” Andrew Craddock and wife Jennifer of Gretna, and Charles “Chuck” Dean Craddock and his wife Amy of Lynch Station; grandchildren, Laura, Sarah and Jessica Davis, Rebecca, Faith and Joseph Craddock, Gray, Jack, Mary Katherine and Gloria Noelle Craddock.

A graveside memorial service will be held at 10:30 am on Friday, July 31, 2020 at Mt. Olivet Christian Church Cemetery in Martinsville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to Mt. Olivet Christian Church, 3261 Mount Olivet Rd, Martinsville, Va 24112 or the American Cancer Society in memory of Ms. Craddock at 2840 Electric Road, Suite 106A, Roanoke, VA. 24018.


  • Joseph Lovell, Father (deceased)
  • Eldean Lovell, Mother (deceased)
  • Charles Craddock, Husband of 45 years (deceased)
  • Rose Marie Daniels, Sister (deceased)
  • Karen Craddock Pence, Daughter
  • Jim Pence, Son-in-law
  • Joseph "Jay" Andrew Craddock, Son
  • Jennifer Craddock, Daughter-in-law
  • Charles "Chuck" Dean Craddock, Son
  • Amy Craddock, Daughter-in-law
  • Laura Davis, Granddaughter
  • Sarah Davis, Granddaughter
  • Jessica Davis, Granddaughter
  • Rebecca Craddock, Granddaughter
  • Faith Craddock, Granddaughter
  • Joseph Craddock, Grandson
  • Gray Craddock, Grandson
  • Jack Craddock, Grandson
  • Mary Katherine Craddock, Granddaughter
  • Gloria Noelle Craddock, Granddaughter
  • Edwin Harrison Lovell, Brother

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  • Graveside Service

    Friday, July 31, 2020


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Carole Webb

July 30, 2020

So sorry for your loss. Gloria and I went to school together for a while. She always had a smile for everyone. She and I are cousins on the Lovell side. May God bless and comfort you.

Pat Austin

July 21, 2020

I grew up on Water street with Gloria. We met when I was 8 and she was 10. I have many wonderful memories of her. Your families will be in my thoughts and prayers.. Pat Jones Austin

Dan Hulsey

July 12, 2020

Karen, Jay, Chuck,

We just found out that your mom passed away and we are so sorry for your loss. Both your mom and dad were wonderful people to our family and many others. Please take comfort in knowing this. They both truly represented Jesus Christ well here on earth and now they both are together again. We pray that God will answer your prayers. The Craddock family will forever be in our hearts because
the Craddock family gave their hearts to us. - The Hulsey Family

Lynne Cherry

July 12, 2020

I had the pleasure of working with Ms. Craddock when she worked at the Day Reporting Center. She was a person who always had a smile and a kind word. Her heart overflowed with compassion. She was a class act. I thought of her often. She will truly be missed. She was an amazing teacher, coworker and friend.

Pat (Barger) Drake

July 10, 2020

Although I have not seen Gloria for years, I will never forget our younger years of playing together at Central Grammar with her beautiful Irish Setter...such sweet memories. Also will never forget how athletic Gloria was as a young girl...very few, including the boys, were her match!!! She will be missed😪.

K.C. Anderson

July 10, 2020

Karen, Chuck and Jay,
I always running into your Mom and chatting with her. It was like she was a friend I had known my whole life. Prayers are with you all and your families.

Jim Amburn

July 10, 2020

I remember Gloria as a very quiet, unassuming person, especially in high school. She was a good friend during those school days at MAVAHI. I'm sorry for your loss and wish that I had known her in the life she chose to lead after leaving school. I'm sure she will be missed greatly by her family and friends.

Brenda Wilson

July 10, 2020

Karen, Jay and Chuck, you have my deepest sympathy on the loss of Mrs. Craddock. We met her and Mr. Craddock when our son Jason and their son Jay started playing baseball together when they were around seven years old. Over the years we got to know all the family. And such a fine family indeed. I will remember most the sincere love and dedication she and Charles had for each other. She might have died from cancer but, in my opinion, it was caused by a broken heart when she lost Charles. Love and prayers for all.

Marty Lee

July 10, 2020

Gloria will be truly missed by all that knew her. Though it’s been years since I have sit in a pew in the Mt Olivet Christian church near your mom and dad I can still see and hear them. They loved and cared for so many. My mother Billie Lee loved your parents very much and I’m sure will be celebrating the arrival of your mother in Heaven.. Gloria must’ve gotten a wonderful homecoming from all of those who’ve gone before her. Take care of each other We mourn your loss and celebrate her legacy. Marty

Sandra Vernon

July 10, 2020

Karen and family....I am so sorry to hear of Glorias passing. I loved hearing her stories and will miss our conversations. I was truly thinking of calling you and checking in with her the other day....you never know when your time has come. I will miss Gloria. ❤


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