Gloria R. Stansbury

July 30, 1927March 28, 2021

Gloria was born July 30, 1927 to Irvin Rock and Lucille Adams Rock and passed away peacefully on Monday, March 28, 2021 while surrounded by her family.

Gloria graduated from Morgan City High School in 1945 and during her life she would work odd jobs as a waitress, salesperson, and an employee at L&H printing. Gloria also worked as a school guard for Morgan City Police Department for several years; first at Morgan City High School then at Shannon Elementary School. Upon retiring, she was a Helper’s Aid at Shannon Elementary from 1965 until 1986. On April 6, 1946 she married her high school sweetheart Owen O'Neill Stansbury, once he returned from Italy after World War II. In December 1946, the two returned to Morgan City to start their family. On May 8, 1947 they were blessed with twin girls and then blessed again on December 8, 1952 with a son.

Gloria and Owen enjoyed traveling all over the United States while visiting with the 757 Tankers' Buddies reunions. She enjoyed hobbies such as crocheting, reading, dancing, but she especially enjoyed spending time with all her grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great- great grandchildren.

She is survived by her loving children; two daughters, Pamela S. Rankin and Patricia S. Savoy and her husband, John; one son, Owen O. Stansbury Jr.; one sister, Marjorie R. Lefler; two brothers, Wayne Rock and David A. Rock and one sister in law. She is also survived by six grandchildren; Tammy Rankin and her husband, John Billiot, Jamie Lancon and her husband, Glenn Paul, Sherrie Evett and her husband, Ken, Kevin Rankin and his wife, Jill, Eric Savoy and his wife, Eileen, Mark Savoy and his wife, Theresa, Melissa Carper and her husband, Andrew; 17 great grandchildren, Kristina Brewster and her husband, Jeremy, Kimberly McCoy and her husband, Blake, Glenn A Lancon and his wife, Grace, Christian and his wife, Jenna, George Lancon, Gaberiel Lancon, Seth Evett, Kaleb Evett, Emerson Rankin. Maeve Rankin, Josh Savoy, Michael Savoy, Daniel Savoy, Benjamin Savoy, Z'elie Savoy, Ian Carper, and Jacqueline Carper; six great-great grandchildren, Jorden Brewster, Tucker Brewster, Easton McCoy, Avery Mae McCoy, Weston McCoy, and Emma Carper.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Owen O. Stansbury; her parents, Irvin and Lucille Rock; her sisters, Erline R. Short and Doris Mae Ratcliff; one brother, Aaron A. Rock; one sister in law, Shirley Sons Rock; one son in law, Guy Thomas Rankin Jr.

A time of Visitation for Gloria will be held on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 from 6 pm until 9 pm with a rosary being prayed at 7:00 pm at Hargrave Funeral Home. Visitation will resume on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 from 8 am until time of service at 10 am at Hargrave Funeral Home. Following services, Gloria will be laid to rest in the Morgan City Cemetery.


  • Visitation

    Tuesday, March 30, 2021

  • Rosary

    Tuesday, March 30, 2021

  • Prayer Service

    Wednesday, March 31, 2021

  • Burial

    Wednesday, March 31, 2021


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Gwendolyn Aleman

March 31, 2021

My condolences to all the family. Gloria Stansbury was a beautiful woman inside and out who I had the privilege of knowing since I was in the 4th grade. She had a loving and kind spirit. She will be missed. All my love.