Gloria D. Jacobs

March 2, 1944November 26, 2018
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JACOBS, Gloria Dare Moore (“G”), age 74, went to be with her Lord on November 26, 2018. Gloria was born in Ridley Park, Pennsylvania to Wilbur James Moore and Elma Pearl Norman Moore on March 2, 1944. Gloria grew up in Chester, Pa, and worked for 8 years at American Viscose Corporation in Philadelphia. She then met her loving husband who was shortly drafted, and moved to Oberusel, Germany with him for over a year. When they returned, they decided to move to Richmond, Virginia. Gloria was employed with Drucker & Falk for 35 years as a Regional Property Manager and retired in 2015. Gloria was presented the first Hall of Fame Award along with four other past employees by Drucker & Falk in 2017 of which she was very humbled and proud. She is survived by her loving husband of 54 years, Robert; cherished daughter, Susan; brother in law, Bill, of Media, Pennsylvania, and a number of cousins around the country. Gloria also leaves behind many loving and caring friends and co-workers who were family to her. Gloria was humbled and honored over her lifetime with service to several organizations. She was past President of the Richmond Apartment Management Association, Past President of the Virginia Apartment Management Association, served for several years as Assembly Delegate to the National Apartment Association as well as serving on their past Education Committee. She was recognized for a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Va. Apartment Management Association in 2015 and had previously had an award presented in her name for deserving individuals in the Property Management field which is presented yearly. Gloria was a past member of the Varina’s Women’s Club and a past Girl Scout leader for many years in the Varina area. A viewing will be held Friday, November 30th, 2018 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650 S. Laburnum Avenue, Richmond, Va 23231 where a service will be held Saturday, December 1st, 2018 at 12 pm. In lieu of flowers, please love and care for each other as Gloria aways did in her blessed life. Online condolences may be made at


  • Visitation Friday, November 30, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Saturday, December 1, 2018

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Lucy Hallman

December 1, 2018

Dearest Gloria beloved friend of mine. Still cannot believe that you are gone. Your friend ship I will always treasure. We talked about anything and everything I will truly miss that. I will forever keep you in my heart and laugh at the funny things we said and did.

Ms G YOU are loved more than words can ever say.

You my friend are one in a million.

Rest in peace dearest friend
Sending Love to Sue and Jake
Always Lucy

Sandy Logan

November 29, 2018

Gloria was that one person you could always count on to be there, no matter what. We shared our fun "yankee" heritage and stayed strong and stayed devoted. She made me laugh and was always there to listen and bring a smile to your face. Gloria. you are the newest angel heaven needed and you will be missed! Keep them all laughing and I will see you again someday. My deepest sympathy to the family. RIP sweet lady.

Ronda Puryear

November 29, 2018

Gloria is a woman who loved and is loved by anyone who came into her path. She is a true icon in the multi-family industry, serving as a mentor to me and thousands of friends in the apartment industry. The legacy of education, support, and caring that she leaves behind will impact us forever. Thank you, Gloria, for being a one of a kind leader, teacher, and friend.

Makita Byrd

November 28, 2018

I will always remember you Gloria Jacobs as a strong, determined, stand up, no shit taking, mentor, friend, teacher, lover of the under Dog, breaking down obstacles and getting the JOB done —kinda of woman! You accepted me for who I was and told me never to CHANGE!

We have been thru many difficult situations and always came out on top! You have taught me to Stand strong and believe in the Truth and never settle for less ..

17 yrs of loyalty and friendship....
you will be missed!!!

You have been there for my dtg school- college graduation, my successes-losses, the birth of my grand dtg and Let’s not forget YOUR tall- dark— motorcycle riding —- Tracy Byrd—- who OWED you a 🏍 motorcyle ride

The Ups and downs in each of our lives, we have shared so much....kindred spirits... you and I Will always be!!! Opposites truly attractive ..You will always be my Gloria.... I will dance with
you in my heart ❤️.. I love you!!

I don’t drink -but —I will have A scotch on the rocks with a splash of water for you my friend!!

Catherine LaPrade

November 28, 2018

Gloria was always a mentor to others. She willing spoke a other Associations, taught many NAA courses and served on the VAMA Board for many years. I had the honor of serving with her and gained so much from her vast knowledge in our industry. I have followed her closely on Facebook and have enjoyed staying in touch. Gloria was a giant in our industry and will be greatly missed. My sincere thoughts and prayers are with her family in their loss. We loved Gloria so much!

Joanne Monday

November 27, 2018

I am so sorry to hear of Gloria’s passing. She was a courageous, steadfast person and if she was your friend, she had your back no matter what the circumstance. I don’t think the words ‘can’t’ or ‘quit’ were in her vocabulary - she helped you believe difficult things were possible. She was a cornerstone of the apartment management industry in Richmond and many, many people can thank Gloria for helping to launch their career.

My deepest sympathy to her family, work family and dear friends.

Renee Pulliam

November 27, 2018

Dear Jake and Susan,

Gloria was truly one of a kind, but of course you already know this! Her take charge leadership, balanced with a humble heart, is what I admired most. When I started in the apartment industry almost 20 years ago she was one of my CAM instructors. She kept our class in stitches with her stories and matter-of-fact outlook on our business. I told her she should write a book....or go on the stand up comedy tour. One particular story that comes to mind was how happy she was to turn 55. She told everyone that she would be part of another fair housing protected class!

My very first volunteer experience was serving on the RAMA Education Committee under her leadership. I had only been in the industry for about 6 months at that time, and she informed me that I was going to chair that committee one day. And, sure enough, she groomed me to do just that! Over the years I also had the honor of serving with Gloria on the VAMA and CVAA boards. I’ll never forget those early days when we would attend NAA meetings and our Virginia delegation was pretty small. Gloria told me that Virginia was going to take over Region I one day...and sure enough, we did!

Thank you so much for sharing Gloria with all of us. She has made such a huge impact on our industry. But, more importantly, I know how much she loved and was proud of her family. My
prayers are with you to be comforted by all the love we shared through the life of Gloria ❤️

Love to all,

Renee Pulliam

Stephanie Anderson

November 27, 2018

They surely don’t make them like G anymore. She was one of a kind. She was a ball buster, a comedian, and leader. She was a mother to us all (thank you Susan for sharing her) and she sure did give the best advice. She was a wife, a friend and an incredible mentor. She was the best happy hour partner out there. She never held back, always speaking her truth. She was a class act from the way she dressed, to the words she spoke. She has left behind a village that will continue to keep her legacy alive for centuries to come. I feel honored to have known G. But I feel privileged to call her my friend. I miss you, I love you and I will continue to seek your advice and wisdom from above. Now you have the best seat in the house. Continue to watch over us all.

To Susan, Jake and family:
I am so sorry for your loss. Sending my thoughts, love, prayers and strength to you all in the days, months and years to come. I hope you can find peace in Gloria’s amazing contributions during her lifetime. She will be greatly missed by all.