Gloria Jean Mabe Floyd

May 26, 1947May 21, 2021

Gloria Mabe Floyd, 73, of Martinsville, Va passed away peacefully on Friday, May 21, 2021, in Willow Spring, NC with her family by her side. She was born in Patrick County, Va on May 26, 1947, the daughter of James Robert Mabe and Betty Ruth Freeman Mabe, both of whom preceded her in death.

Gloria is survived by her husband David Newman Floyd of Martinsville, Va.; children, Stephanie Lynn Brooks (Chad Brooks) of Willow Spring, NC and Bryan Rakes of Myrtle Beach, SC; grandchildren, Alexandria Rakes, Brandon Rakes, Blake Cassidy and Shelby Rae Brooks; great granddaughter Nola Fleming; brother Bernard Mabe (Celia Mabe) of Winston Salem, NC; Aunt Cassie Martin of Martinsville, Va.; brother-in-law John F. Floyd III (Donna Floyd) and many beloved cousins, nieces and nephews.

Gloria spent the majority of her career at BB&T where she worked for 42 years retiring as the Vice President of Sales and Finance. She enjoyed spending time with her family and especially loved spoiling her beloved grandchildren. Gloria was a source of joy for everyone in her life. Her sense of humor, generosity, and kind heart left a mark on all those who were lucky enough to know her. She will be missed but her spirit will live on in those who loved her.

The family will receive friends at McKee-Stone Funeral Home in Martinsville, Va on Wednesday, June 2, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. followed by a memorial service at 2:00 p.m. at Oakwood Cemetery which will be officiated by Pastor Laray Smith.

Flowers may be sent to McKee-Stone or memorial gifts may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.


  • James Robert Mabe, Father (deceased)
  • Betty Ruth Freeman Mabe, Mother (deceased)
  • David Newman Floyd, Husband
  • Stephanie Lynn Brooks, Daughter
  • Chad Brooks, Son-in-law
  • Bryan Rakes, Son
  • Alexandria Rakes, Granddaughter
  • Brandon Rakes, Grandson
  • Blake Cassidy, Grandson
  • Shelby Rae Brooks, Granddaughter
  • Nola Fleming, Great Granddaughter
  • Bernard Mabe, Brother
  • Celia Mabe, Sister-in-law
  • Cassie Martin, Aunt
  • John F. Floyd III, Brother-in-law
  • Donna Floyd, John Floyd's wife
  • Gloria is also survived by many beloved cousins, nieces and nephews.

  • American Diabetes Association


  • Visitation

    Wednesday, June 2, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Wednesday, June 2, 2021


Gloria Jean Mabe Floyd

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Shelby-Rae Brooks

May 29, 2021

Oh sweet Glo,

We miss and love you each day. I graduated Yesterday and I know you are so proud in heaven as we’ve been talking about graduation day for months.

Rest in sweet peace Glo ☀️

-your shelbydoo