Gloria May Pottinger
December 20, 1939 – November 2, 2020
Gloria May Pottinger, 80, of New Smyrna Beach, FL passed away, Nov 2, 2020.
She was born to the late Anthony Adolphus and Charliana Turner, December 20, 1939, in Lluidas Vale, St. Catherine, Jamaica West Indies.
Gloria attended St. Joseph College in Kingston Jamaica where she earn her bachelors in Teaching. She taught at Constitution Hill and Juandebolas primary school in Jamaica before migrating to the United States and becoming an accomplished accountant. As an accountant she worked for firms such as Herzong, Heine Geduld and Goldman Sachs. After relocating to Florida, she worked a Macy for 17 years. She was not all work and no play, she enjoyed traveling with her family and sharing her love for music. Gloria loved to listen to her music collection on Sundays while she relaxed and caught up with family.
Gloria was married to the late Nathaniel Edward Pottinger for over 50 years. Their union begot Peter Christopher Pottinger. They reside together in New York for 20 plus years before relocating to New Smyrna Beach, Fl. Gloria is survived by her two children (Peter Pottinger and Kenesha Osbourne (adopted)), her daughter-in-law Nicola, her three grandchildren (Jayden Pottinger, Nathaniel Pottinger, and Jordin Pottinger), her sisters (Zetilda Mahoney, Lillian Duncan, and Delisa McGivan), her brothers (Alfred Turner and George Tuner, who preceded her in death), and a host of nieces, great nieces, nephews and great nephews.
She was truly thankful for her friends and family, and leaves behind nothing but wonderful memories. As her health declined she would often say, “I lived a good life.”
An inurnment service will be held at Deltona Memorial Gardens, 1295 Saxon Blvd, Orange City, FL 32763 on November 23, 2020 at 10am.
In lieu of flowers the family is accepting donations in honor of Gloria.
Monday, November 23, 2020
Gloria May Pottinger
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November 24, 2020
Remembrance of Gloria Pottinger
Today we are celebrating a life well. Lived. Who was Gloria? She was full of life, Her laughter would be so humorous and loud, it would echo in the whole house and cause you to laugh to. She was disciplinarian. You could hear her words when she scolded her grandchildren, she would then refer to proverbs 22:6 Train up a child in a way he should go etc. Whatever she said to them was with love.
Her motto I like to deal with people who have very good upbringing and I believe that was what she instilled in those who she grew up, good qualities.
Gloria was a woman of class, whatever she did was with pride.
She was very domestical to, dusting, polishing, wiping the floor, general cleaning on a whole. She was also a very good cook you would lick your fingers for her steak before it goes on your plate. Her favorite dish would be steak with white rice and vegetables you would choose your drink.
Gloria was born on December 20, 1939 to parents Anthony and Charliana Turner in Jamaica. After leaving St Joseph’s Teachers College she taught in Jamaica for some time, and then migrated to the USA for greener pastures.
She worked in New York before coming to Florida. She was married to Edward Pottinger. The union brought forth one son, Peter. After coming to live in Florida, she worked at Macy’s in Daytona Beach for several years.
Her Husband predeceased her 16 years ago and she and her son continued to live happly together until he decided to extend the family.He gave her 2 Grand Children before see passed away.
Gloria was brave and she fought her illness with courage. But on the 2 of November it took the upper hand of her, and she passed away peacefully. She leave behind to mourn Peter, Nicola, Nate, Jordin, Kenisha, Jayen, Cherry, Brother, Sisters, nieces, nephews, in-laws, friends, co-workers and many more to morn her loss.
November 23, 2020
Aunt G!!!! I miss you sooo very much. I’m still awaiting your call so we can talk about our weekly events. I wish I had more time to do all the things we planned to do, but I’m thankful for the time we spent together. Time laughing, going to shows, and even getting on each other nerves. I will carry the memories with me and the lessons you’ve taught me along the way. I thank God for the time He allowed you to blessed us with. The time from your life that you’ve share with me to make mine a lot brighter. Even though your time on this earth as ended, you’ll forever live on in our thoughts and memories. I love you so much!!!
Nathaniel & Jordin Pottinger
November 22, 2020
A tribute from the Grand kids Nathaniel and Jordin
A heart of gold stopped beating
two shining eyes at rest
God broke our hearts to prove
He only takes the best
God knows you had to leave us
But you did not go alone
for a part of us went with you
the day He took you home
To some you are forgotten
to others just part of the past
But to those who loved and lost you
The memory will always last
You are not here you do not sleep
You are with God, we will not weep
You know how much we hurt inside
But God holds your hand
You are by His side
Love Grandma Gloria.
Omar and Christina Morris
November 18, 2020
Please accept our condolences on the passing of Ms. Gloria. It was an honor to have known such a wonderful person. May her soul rest in peace, we believe that God will accept her with open arms for all the good she has done while she was on this earth.
Omar and Christina
November 12, 2020
With my sincere and deepest sympathy, It saddens me to hear of Ms. Gloria passing. Gloria was a great person to have on my team during my career at Macy’s. She will always be remembered for her laughter and her big smile.
May the family find comfort and peace during this bereavement period. May God continue to bless each of you.